Choosing the correct cleaning method will help increase your carpet and area rug life expectancy. Here are 10 of the top carpet cleaning tips to help remove common stains, spills and marks.
Our cleaning tips will also help increase your knowledge of environmentally friendly ways to get and keep carpets, area rugs, upholstery, leather furniture, floors and mattresses clean.
• Red Wine or dark sherry spill – keep the stain wet. On a light colored carpet spray with water or club soda or white wine if water is not available. Next, blot the fabric from the outside edges of the stain in to prevent it from spreading. This remedy works best on polyester and blends. Note: Removing the stain from dry clean only fabrics can cause irreversible damage.
• Coffee spill – mop up spilled coffee immediately. Rub the area with warm water containing carpet shampoo or washing-up liquid. Another option is to sponge the area with a solution of baking soda and water. Rinse with cold water. When coffee stain has dried, dab with one part glycerin and with one part warm water. It is available from your local drug store in the first aid section.
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