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The Ultimate Guide to Cleaning Carpets: Mastering the Art and Science of Spotless Floors

 It’s happened to all of us: red wine spills, muddy prints, or stubborn stains that won’t go away your domain name. Carpet cleaning st. ives can help you if you live in Cornwall. For those times in between professional cleanings, or those who like the satisfaction of a do-it-yourself job, this is your ultimate guide to cleaning carpets.

1. Vacuum First, Always
Vacuum your carpet before you consider using liquid. It will help remove loose dirt, hair and other particles which can muddy the cleaning water, making your job more difficult. It also gives you a clean, smooth surface to work on. Pro-tip: Slow down! The vacuum can pick up more dirt if you move at a leisurely pace.

2. Test before you Apply
Pour a cleaning product onto the stain, but never directly on it. Test it first on a hidden area of your carpet. This will ensure that it won’t damage or discolour the fabric. You don’t want to make a bigger mess.

3. You can be your best friend with homemade solutions
You probably already have carpet cleaners in your pantry. Baking soda and white vinegar can be used to remove many stains. Mix equal parts of water and vinegar to create a versatile solution. Make a paste of baking soda and vinegar to remove stubborn stains. Apply the paste, let it set, then vacuum up.

4. Blot, don’t scrub
Always blot stains from the outside. Scrubbing may make the stain worse and cause it to spread. Blotting lifts stains.

5. Hot water extraction is not just for professionals
You can rent a smaller version of the heavy-duty machine for hot water extraction. If done correctly, this method is also known as steam cleaning and can provide you with deeply cleaned carpets.

6. Dry thoroughly
Mold and mildew thrive in a damp carpet. After cleaning, ensure your carpet dries completely. If necessary, open windows, use fans or rent commercial blowers.

Spotless Carpet Cleaning North Shore
1-5 Lynbara Ave, St Ives NSW 2075
(02) 8607 8811

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