When it comes to cleaning stains off the carpet there are lots of things to try and many treatments that can be helpful. Unfortunately, there are also a lot of cleaning tips that can be harmful to your carpet and can cause more damage than the original stain. The carpet is not a cheap item to replace in your home and can be costly if you don’t take care of it. To get the most out of your carpet it is best to spot clean as you go and to obviously have them cleaned professionally regularly.
ADC Carpet Cleaning Specialists has prepared some tips on cleaning spots and stains as well as some cleaning tips to avoid:
Don’t Let the Stain Sit: One of the biggest mistakes that many people make is that they let the spill sit. They may be in a hurry or they may just not get to it and decide to wait till later. This is a major mistake because the longer the spill sits on the carpet the more it soaks in the fibers and the padding. This can cause damage that is near impossible for someone to get out on their own. If the spill is anything that is acidic it can immediately start to eat away at the fibers and cause damage that cannot be reversed.
Wrong Cleaner: There are tons of cleaning products to choose from and they are all good for something. They can also be really bad for your carpet. When you use the wrong cleaner it can have chemicals in it that can cause damage to the fibers of your carpet, or can affect the coloring.
Test a Spot: When you find a cleaner that is going to work for you, you want to take a few minutes to test the area. You want to find an area that is not seen easily like the inside of a closet and test the cleaner on it. This will let you know if the cleaner will leave any lasting effects on the carpet. If it comes out clear you can use it on the stain.
Over Cleaning: You want to hire a professional to take care of the cleaning and it is always best to stick to a schedule. If you have the carpet cleaned too often the water that is used can cause it to build up and leave you exposed to mold and mildew. Be sure to follow your professional carpet cleaner’s expert advice on how often it is necessary to clean the carpet.
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