Having a candle wax stains on your carpet will make you think that removing it would be costly. You might be thinking that for it to be removed requires professional carpet cleaners. Here in Able’s Carpet Cleaning Pueblo Colorado, we always give small tips and advise for free. So today, we’ll be giving you a tip on how to remove wax stains on your carpet without using any chemicals.
Yep, you read it right, without using any chemicals.
Now, this tip only requires 3 items. These are:
- Paper towel, old cotton towel or an old white t-shirt (because you won’t be using them again after you’re done)
- Clothes iron
- elbow grease 😊
Here are the steps
1. Lay a clean portion of the towel over the area of the carpet on where the wax is.
2. With the use of the clothes iron, iron over that area for about 30 seconds. You may need to press the iron down pretty hard. This process will transfer the wax stain from your carpet to the old towel.
3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 until the wax stain is all gone. Always make sure that you have to start on the clean portion of the towel or else it will make a giant mess. Once you noticed that the wax starts to peek through the towel then its time to move to another clean area of the towel and do step 2.
Now, it may require some chemicals for you to further clean your carpet after removing the wax. You may use one of our D.I.Y. carpet cleaning solutions for this.
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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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Before, we gave a tip on how to remove dog urine on a carpet. Today, we’ll be giving you a tip on how to remove dog urine odor from your tiled floors. You may be surprised that we are not giving a tip on how to clean dog urine on tiles. That’s because it is fairly easy to clean liquid based dirt on tiles 😊.
Here at Able’s Carpet Cleaning Pueblo Colorado, we understand that after you cleaned a dog urine from your tile, the awful smell will still remain there. Dog urine has high concentration of ammonia that sticks on the tiles, causing the bad smell.
There’s a lot of cleaning materials and agents that you can use to do this. But today, we’ll be providing the cheapest… and might be the most readily available cleaning agent available in every house… Vinegar. Since dog urine has a huge amount of ammonia (a high acidic substance), Vinegar (being acidic itself) can neutralize the urine and dissolve the smell. So now, here’s the breakdown of the tools you’ll need.
- White Vinegar
- Paper towels
- Clean sponge or mop
- Clean water
And here are the steps needed to remove the dog urine odor from your tiles.
1. Use the paper towels to absorb the dog urine on the tiles.
2. Using your hand glove’s ball, you may press the paper towels to soak the dog urine efficiently. It is advisable to repeat this process using more paper towels just to remove all the urine efficiently
3. Mix white vinegar with water to come up with a solution. Then pour the solution on the spot on where the dog urine is from your tiles and wait for 10 minutes (this wait time should be sufficient to neutralize the urine odor)
4. Now take a sponge or mop to wipe the mixture after which you’ll need to rinse comprehensively with a lot of clean water.
- Do not discard the paper towels into the kitchen bin. They need to be discarded at the trash outside your house. This is to totally minimize the bad smell coming from the dog urine inside your house.
- Remember to wash the mop with vinegar and water so that the residue from dog urine and its odor won’t stick
- Do not mop the dog urine with water. Doing this will spread the dog urine odor, instead of cleaning it effectively
- Clean the dog urine with the steps above as soon as you see it. Leaving it for some time will give enough time for the dog urine to sit on your tiles and if that happens, it will be harder to remove
- Do not use an air freshener. This will only remove the odor temporarily. By doing the steps above, you’ll be removing the odor permanently.
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Rugs are dirt magnets next to carpets themselves. Sometimes, the abuse they face every day are even worse than the carpet themselves because they are the very first thing that a foot could step on before entering a house. So, taking care of them will be helpful in the long run.
Traditional cleaning techniques for rugs are also similar with carpet cleaning – and that is by using a vacuum cleaner. But what if you want to do a deep clean into the rug and there’s no available professional carpet cleaner around? Do not worry, Able’s Carpet Cleaning Pueblo Colorado will once again provide a tip on how to easily clean your rugs for free.
For this you’ll need:
- Vacuum clean your rugs first
- Laundry detergent
- Water hose (with spraying attachments a plus)
- A cemented area
- A bristled brush
Here’s what you need to do.
1. Vacuum the rugs first to remove the top layered dirt.
2. Take the rugs into a cemented area on where you can lay them flat. You can use your driveway as an example.
3. Hose down your rugs until they are completely saturated with clean water.
4. Pour some laundry detergent on the rug. Make sure you only pour small amounts because most laundry detergents are pretty concentrated and to equally distribute that amount on the rug. You may need to pour a little more on the areas that do have stains and very dirty.
5. Spray water on the areas that has laundry detergents for it to create a few bubbles then begin brushing your rug with a bristled brush.
6. After brushing the rug, let it sit in the sun anywhere from 10 minutes up to 24 hours. The longer you let it sit, the harder it will be for the detergent to work on with stains.
7. After letting the rug sit in, rinse the rug by hosing it down starting at one end and working the detergent out of the rug.
8. After rinsing the rug from the detergent, roll the rug tightly to remove excess water. This will also make the top part of the rug not being exposed to too much sunlight that might result in bleaching.
9. Then find a dry area on where you can stand up the rolled-up rugs to drain and dry.
- For expensive or rugs that have rubber backing, please dry them in a shay area.
- Average drying time for small to medium size rugs is 48 hours in 70 degrees heat with 50% humidity.
10. Once the rugs are partially dry, you can open them up to finish the whole drying process. But be sure not to over expose the top part of the rug to the sun.
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