Let’s be honest, it’s impossible to literally maintain a carpet’s new look like you bought it from the first time. Imagine the abuse that it faces daily like dirt and spills among others. But it doesn’t mean that there’s no way for us to maintain its “like new” look. Today, we will be giving you some tips on how to treat the common problems that any carpet might have.
1. Use a D.I.Y. carpet cleaner for spot cleaning
We have posted a lot of D.I.Y. carpet cleaners that are obviously cheap and easy to make. The ingredients of making these D.I.Y. carpet cleaners could be lying around your house. Use them to clean spills and to minimize or even remove stains.
2. Use ice cubes to re-fluff carpet dents
Carpet dents usually comes from a furniture or any heavy items that compresses the carpet fibers over a period of time. You can put ice cubes on the carpet dents to re-fluff the carpet fibers. If you think that the ice cubes didn’t do the trick the you can use one of our tips from our previous blog by clicking here.
3. Use shaving cream to quickly clean up a mess
Shaving cream foam is basically a soap and it can be used to uplift the soiled mess from your carpet. Use this technique to quickly clean up a spill or spot without working it down into the carpet. Carefully lift away any residue left on the carpet, and gently work the shaving cream into the top. Be careful not to rub the mess further into the carpet pile. Let it sit in a few minutes then simply dab the stain away.
4. Use a D.I.Y. carpet freshener
The ingredients to create a D.I.Y. carpet freshener is baking soda, 1-2 tablespoons of borax, and your favorite essential oils. Mix them on a shaker and sprinkle it over the carpet then vacuum it up. Your entire house will smell great.
5. Put more cleaning effort on high traffic areas
Carpets on areas like your front door, down hallways, and stairs will show signs of wear and tear faster than the carpets of your entire house. These areas will greatly benefit from cleaning more often than other carpeted areas of the house. While most carpets need professional cleaning only once a year, carpets from high traffic areas will benefit from being cleaned every six months. Plus, vacuuming regularly and in different directions can help keep the area from becoming matted. High traffic areas could also use some throw rugs to reduce the carpet’s wear and tear because of heavy foot traffic.
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