Preventing Stains and Cleaning Your Carpet without Causing Damage

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84-1013tm-cart-electronicsYour carpet is not a cheap item to replace, and stains can make it look unsightly. However, you can easily damage your carpet if you don’t clean it properly. Carpets are sensitive to chemicals and hard scrubbing. So how can you clean up those stains without damaging your carpet? Below are a few safe methods for preventing and removing stains from your carpet: 

Clean Messes Right Away

You should clean up messes by blotting them with a soft cloth as soon as possible after they occur.A little dish detergent and water can be used if necessary. You should be able to avoid strong chemicals because you are removing the stains before they get set in. Cleaning up messes quickly is the surest way of maintaining the beauty of your carpet without having to use harsh cleaning chemicals. 

Hot Water Extraction

Hot water extraction is another effective method of cleaning your carpet. Simply blot the stained area with enough hot water to wet the area, and then use a dry towel to dry up the water. This is the best way to avoid discoloration and other adverse effects that can sometimes be caused by carpet cleaning products.  

In Case You Use a Cleaning Product

In case you need to use acleaning product, pretest it by applying it on an inconspicuous area to make sure it won’t damageor discolor the carpet. Place a white cloth on this area and examine any color transfer. Once you know the cleaner is safe, apply to stained area, let soak for at least 5 minutes, and blot with a soft cloth, or scrub with a soft bristled brush if necessary.  

Hire a Professional

And if you find the stains too hard to remove, hiring a professional carpet cleaning service may be your best option. You should be willing to spend some money to get the right cleaning service if necessary. 

And if you would like assistance with all you housekeeping needs, then do not hesitate to contact The Maids of Scottsdale, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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