When renovating a home for a quick flip or for your permanent residence, you’ve got to take care of the carpets. In case of a spill or spot on your carpet you should carefully scrape or blot the whole area before using any carpet cleaning products.
As much as possible remove as much of the spilling or spotting before doing so. when you have a new carpet cleaning product that you have never used before, start by testing it on a small portion of your carpet, likely the most inconspicuous spot so that you are sure that the product will work for you. If you do not do this you could either discolor or damage your carpet.
Once you are sure that the product is safe, move to the area of the spill or spotting. But do not rub it as this could lead to spreading the ‘accident’ to a larger area of the carpet. A tip is to work your way from the outside of the spill or spot going inward to the center of the spill this will ensure that you do not spread it elsewhere. Work by blotting up as much moisture as possible.
An appropriate and advisable material to dry the moisture is a clean bath towel. It will effectively dry your carpet and also bring your carpet back to its original standing position. In case you feel there is still more moisture on the carpet even after blotting, use a ¾ inch thick towel stack and a heavy object to weigh down the towels so as to suck out all the water.
Let us look at different ways in which you can remove different stains from your carpet. In the Vegas area you can opt for Las Vegas carpet cleaning services or you can do it yourself with a rental machine.
Alcohol: again, use cold water to dilute the spot immediately. Use a towel to absorb all the excess water. For cleaning, combine one quart of warm water with one teaspoon of mild detergent and one teaspoon of white vinegar. Apply this mixture on the spot and let your carpet to dry. Once dry vacuum the area gently.
Blood: once you have absorbed as much of the blood as possible, mix one quart of warm water with one teaspoon white vinegar and one teaspoon mild detergent. Blot the spotted area with the solution and wait for it to dry. Once dry, apply dry cleaning product on the spot and vacuum gently.
Chewing gum: chewing gum is no joke on your carpet. To remove you first need to harden it by pressing an ice cube against it. Once it is hard enough pull it off.
Butter: first start by scraping the butter from the carpet, then apply dry cleaning fluid to the spot and wait for the carpet to dry. If you notice that the spot is still present apply the fluid again, once removed vacuum your carpet gently.