If your home is anything like mine, it’s a haven for small children with an addiction to chocolate chip cookies. I don’t know why kids love them so much, but they do, and they drop crumbs everywhere.
That being said, we have a lot of carpeting in our house – and even more lint from our dryer vent (which you should probably clean too). Below are some of the wet carpet cleaning Melbourne tips that you should be aware of!
Lint Roller to the Rescue
Reaching for a lint roller is a quick fix that helps you clean up between deep cleans. You can use the lint roller on all sorts of things in your home, from pet hair to food spills to dust.
If you have a cat or dog, use it on their bedding and furniture, too!
Remove Stains with an Iron
To remove a stain with an iron, simply place a piece of clean cloth on top of the stain and apply pressure. Then, use an iron to heat up the cloth. This will help to break down and remove any tough stains that may be present in your carpeting.
After you have heated up both sides of the cloth (one side for each pass), move onto another area of your carpeting and repeat this process until all stains are gone!
Always Rub, Never Blot
You should never blot a stain. Blotting a wet carpet will do nothing but spread the stain, which is why it’s important to rub stains out as soon as possible. You may have heard that rubbing is bad for carpets, but in reality it’s better than blotting because rubbing will actually work to remove most stains from your carpet—which blotting won’t do.
If you’re dealing with a stubborn stain and can’t seem to get rid of it no matter how much you rub at it, try using a different cleaning product or try cleaning the spot again later on when more time has passed since its initial staining incident.
Baking Soda Combats Oil Stains
If you’ve ever spilled oil or grease on your carpet, you know how difficult it can be to remove. Many products contain harsh chemicals that leave permanent stains and odors in the fibers of your carpet.
Baking soda is a safe alternative to commercial stain removers that will get rid of even the toughest oil stains without damaging the color or texture of your carpeting.
Baking soda is naturally absorbent thanks to its tiny particles, but it also neutralizes odor-causing acids by absorbing them into its structure and releasing fresh carbon dioxide as it does so.
This makes baking soda a natural deodorizer as well as an absorber! The same qualities that make baking soda ideal for absorbing liquids also make it an effective abrasive; when mixed with water, this natural powder cleans away dirt and grime from all types of surfaces including clothing and upholstery (not just carpets). Plus: It’s biodegradable!
The tips listed above are only the beginning. There are many more ways to combat stains and odours, so keep your eyes open for new ideas! When in doubt, consult with a professional wet carpet cleaning Melbourne who can recommend the best method for your needs.