Carpet Cleaning Tips for Taking Care of Your Carpet

Carpet is necessary for your home if you live in Europe or North America is because it keeps houses cozy throughout winter season as well as absorbs the sound made by footsteps. And you need to know carpet cleaning tips for vacuuming your carpet. It acts like an indoor filter that grabs in dander, dirt, soil, dust, and various kinds of debris from the outdoors.

Sorry to say, it can also be a source of allergens and bacteria that could cause the respiratory illness like asthma if you don't keep the carpet clean up.

That is the main reason why I am sharing these ideas as in future, you will not go through similar anything. You could avoid extra fees charged by any professional, by applying some easy and simple carpet cleaning tips and  techniques as well as tools that can be found all around your home to remove marks or spots by yourself.

Following are those simple carpet cleaning tips;

Carpet cleaning tips are very necessary to keep our carpet nice and clean. That tips are following;

Vacuum regularly

It is a must do job for almost every house with carpeted floors. You need to do it at least once a week, specifically if you use plush carpet. If you would like to clean our living area totally free from dirt, dust, pet hair or other possible pollutants, you must do that regularly.

Carpet cleaning specialist suggest cleaning your carpet once a week for the whole house and more on high traffic places such as dining and living room. Actually, regular vacuuming not only keeps the carpet looking shiny and clean but also removes hidden dirt, dust, and soil which will penetrate and also damage the carpet the carpet fibers.

Use white Vinegar for Removing Carpet Stain

Vinegar carpet stain remover

There are a lot of ways to clean your carpet especially remove any stain. But white vinegar is one of the best.  In general, vinegar is the superhero for removing any stain specifically, carpet stain such as Lilly pollen,nail polish, crushed make up powder and foundation, and so on. And this procedure is very simple. First, mix 1/2 cup white vinegar with 2 tablespoons salt. Then pour this solution on your carpet stain and rub it gently. Now, wipe this and finally vacuum with the best vacuum for carpet and floors. Few professional carpet cleaning companies use their basic purpose spot removers and these are normally risk free as well as effective. With this in mind, whatever you do, don't utilize superstore purchased stain removers, because these are responsible for destroying a lot of carpets as well as sofas.

Carpet protector

This is one of the best carpet cleaning tips. Excellent carpet protection will help you to defend your carpeted floor from spills and stains as well as ensures usual spots are easier to clean up. This also helps to prevent dry dirt or soil from connecting to the fibers as well as creating long-lasting damage. I would suggest carpet protector, if you use carpet in a specific area which is open for high traffic like stairs and hallways.

Try Shaving Foam

Use shaving foam

It is another important carpet cleaning tips. Some professional carpet cleaning specialists say "Ideal carpet cleaner for normal stains is regular shaving foam – it removes every type of stain. And for this, use the shaving foam precisely to the stain and just let it set for around thirty minutes. When this cream has set, blot with a sponge then wipe it out with a dry white colored cloth. And finally, you will finish it, by spraying that area with one part water mixed with one part vinegar and then wiping off the solution with any dry cloth. After applying this method, your carpet will be cleaned as well as made your carpet smell good. On positive note: For removing any smell like milk or vomit, sick smell, pet wee smell, you can also use this shaving foam. It's very effective I know because I used this foam.

Candy crushed

Candy crushed removing

If you have babies in your home, this is just a matter of time before candy or any sweet goes into the carpet. Candy messes on the floor could be pretty obstinate incidents to clean up, specifically if it is strongly inserted into the carpet fibers. Candy consists of various types of dyes depending on what kind of sweet it is. But you have to consider what kind of carpet you have as you will find various techniques for removing gummy candies from the carpet. If you remove this trapped candy forcefully from your carpet, it will not be a good idea because this can rip the carpet fibers up.

​First, you have to take some kinds of scraping tool like butter knife and scrape up as much of the caked-on candy from the carpet.

Second, soak a sponge into warm water and softly brush outward from the core of the spot or stain to clean up any more candy dirt. And then take around 1/2 a teaspoon liquid dish cleaning soap and put it into the carpet fibers with your hand. Take wet a towel or cloth and blot the stain to move the excess candy. Now take a white cloth and dip into distilled white vinegar then start to wet the remaining spot. Let this vinegar sit for a few mins for better removing the candy stain. Also Known as distilled white vinegar helps to dissolve any of the leftover candy or sweet residues.

The Club Soda Process

You have heard that club soda is efficient against wine and beer stains. This is true- if you utilize it properly. In this process, first blot the spot area with club soda on a towel or cloth. If it does not work, then mix one part water with one part white vinegar and keep it into a handy sprayer. Now spray this solution on the whole stained area and let it set for around 15 mins to soak in. And then push a clean sponge onto that area to soak up the stain and solution. This is on of the best carpet cleaning tips.

Remove candle wax with blunt knife and heat

Candle wax removing

Burning candles in your home could result in wax dripping on the carpet, where wax instantly dries as well as gets inserted. Now just take a butter knife and put it under that wax and remove it as much wax as possible. After that, put a white cloth over the iron and keep this iron on top of the remaining wax to warm it up. Then run your iron over the spot or stain. Finally, the wax would come away and move to that cloth. As a side note; do not utilize your iron in this way more than thirty seconds otherwise your carpet can burn up.

​Remove Foundation/ make-up from your Carpet

Foundation removing from carpet

​Foundation/ make-up is a very lovely product for any girl or lady but not on carpet. If this happens to you, then you come to the right place to solve that problem. By following these 3 steps guide described below, you will be able to remove the foundation or make-up from your brand new carpet. Always remember this, the sooner you tackle this foundation or make-up stain, the more likely it's to completely get out of the carpet.

First step: use a spoon or butter knife to scrape the excess foundation. Then wipe up the make-up with an absorbent paper or a cloth.

Second step: mix a few drops of dishwashing liquid with cold water. Then dampen a cloth with this mixture and gently blot until the stain disappears. One positive note: blot, don't rub and blot from the edge of the stain towards the center.

​Third step : Now dampen a microfiber cloth with plain water and use it remove any soapy water. Finally, in order to remove the moisture, you use a dry cloth to blot that wet area. To help that wet area dry faster, you can also use a fan. (If you are not satisfied, you can use a carpet stain remover. But before using this, of course, you should the instructions for use)

​Remove Coke Stain from Carpet

Coke stain removing

​Ice-cold coke is a very interesting beverage to us but sometimes it can spill on the carpet. It's actually dark brown, a little bit of sticky and full of sugar as well. That means this is an ideal combination for a sticky stain. If it spills on your carpet, please don't worry, with some absorbent paper or cloth and a few drops of dishwashing liquid, you will be able to get this coke stain out of your carpet easily. Let's see this procedure step by step;

​Step 1: By using this absorbent paper or cloth, soap up this coke from the carpet. Fold this absorbent paper and stand on it. To apply pressure, you can also the heel of your palm. Repeat this procedure until no more coke is being soaked up. After finishing this step, almost all stain will be gone.

​Step2: Now mix one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing soap with 2 cups of cold water. And by using a clean cloth, sponge this coke stain with the dishwashing solution. Repeat it until the stain has disappeared.

​Step3: In this step, dampen a cloth with plain water and rinse that solution properly. After that, you can use a dry towel to dry this area or can vacuum with a wet and dry vacuum.

​Remove Coffee/ Tea Stain from Carpet

Coffee stain removing

​You might love coffee/tea to drink but not on the carpet. But if it gets on your carpet, don’t worry. By a using a bit of dishwashing liquid and vinegar, warm water, cold water and a clean white cloth you can remove this completely. Following are that procedure step by step;

  • ​First, using this clean white cloth blot as much of the coffee/tea as you can (of course, blot not rub). Work fast-preferably while the coffee stain is wet.
  • ​Take a bowl and mix 1 tablespoon of white vinegar with 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid. Then pour 2 cups of warm water in this bowl. Do a patch test any hidden area on your carpet to make sure that the solution won't discolor or damage your carpet.
  • ​Now dampen a white cloth into this solution and wipe the stain instantly.
  • In this step, blot the stain with dry cloth. And keep wiping this stain with the solution as well as blotting with the cloth until the coffee stain has disappeared. If the stain still persists, then you can sponge with a dry-cleaning solvent. But before using dry cleaning solvent, of course, you will follow the direction on the product.
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    ​Dampen another clean cloth into the cold water and sponge that stain area
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    ​Now with a dry cloth, blot the area to dry. You can also use vacuum or fan to dry faster.

​Remove Urine/Pee Smell and Stain from Carpet

Remove urine smell

​If you have a pet or a kid in your home, then you are very familiar with urine stain and smell on your carpet. If this happens to you, you can go about removing that stain and smell from your carpet by applying this method easily and efficiently. The sooner you tackle this urine smell, the more likely this is to be totally come out of the carpet.

​First, clean up that urine that is still wet otherwise it will dry and it will make a stain on your carpet as well as increase bacteria growth. To remove the urine, place a layer of absorbent paper or towel over that wet area and press down on the stain with your clean old shoe or something else to absorb as much of the urine as possible. After removing wet urine, it will decrease the smell of urine.

Afterwards, you will follow these methods to remove urine odor ;

  • ​Take a bowl and mix one cup of water with one cup of distilled white vinegar in it.(depending on the size of stain ). Actually, this vinegar will help get the ammonia smell of urine out of your carpet.
  • ​Now pour the solution over the urine-stained area. To neutralize the bad odor completely, this liquid needs to be reached to the lower fibers (deep down into your carpet fibers).
  • Now let the solution absorb about 10 minutes and then use a towel or absorbent papers to soak up this solution. Then let it dry
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    ​To dry your carpet, you can use a dry towel or a fan
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    ​After drying your carpet sprinkle a little bit of baking soda in that area and let this soda settle into the carpet.

​And now wait for that around 15 to 18 minutes. After that vacuum that wet area properly and nicely.

But if the urine stain is dry, follow the methods to remove that stain and odor;

  • ​First of all, rinse the area with plain water then use wet and dry vacuum to absorb that dirty water (of course, don’t use a steam vacuum, because the heat of the steam vacuum can set the stain as well as odor permanently). If you don’t have any wet and vacuum, use dry towel.
  • ​Then use baking soda and water solution and let it sit about 10 minutes and blot that area with a dry towel or you can also point a fan at the wet area.
  • ​Now sprinkle one handful of baking soda over the area and allow it to sit about 15 minutes then vacuum the area with the best vacuum cleaner.

If the smell still remains in your carpet, use shaving foam. Let it sit sometime then blot it with a microfiber towel until the foam is absorbed. Then sponge that area with cold water and blot dry.

​Remove dried slime from your carpet

Remove slime from carpet

​Slime is a very cool and fun for playing children but not on the carpet. If it gets on the carpet, don’t panic. Here is the procedure that you follow to remove dried slime from your carpet;

  • ​First scoop the slime with a blunt knife or a spoon. Remember, do it from outside towards the center.
  • ​By using upright or handheld vacuum, suck up as much of the dried slime as you can. And you have to vacuum the slimy area from several directions.(You will ensure that the slime is dry before vacuuming, otherwise the vacuum can be blocked with that wet slime)
  • ​Now take any cleaning solution such as rubbing alcohol, vinegar, or WD-40.You can take any of them to remove slime from your carpet.
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    ​Put on your gloves to protect your hand from any chemicals. (Now apply your selected product to an inconspicuous area of your carpet and allow it to sit around 5 minutes to see it would discolor or damage the carpet or not).
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    ​Then spray or pour that solution on the slimy area and let it soak about 15 minutes so that the dried slime is softened.
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    ​After that, wipe the slime using a paper towel or kitchen towel. If the slime or stain still persists, repeat the procedure again and again.
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    ​Now dampen a towel into hot water and blot this area to remove any remaining slime and cleaning solution from the carpet.
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    ​Last, dry the area with a dry towel.

​Remove tomato sauce from carpet

Remove tomato sauce

​While the tomato sauce is a very interesting item, especially during enjoying our snacks like pizza or any kind of pasta, it's very disgusting on the carpet or mattress. But if you follow some simple tips, it would be quite easy to remove from the carpet. Let's see that important carpet cleaning tips to clean sauce from the mattress or carpet;

​Quick treatment is the best for removing any type of stain including tomato sauce and ketchup stain.

  • ​Start by using a blunt knife or the edge of a spoon to remove any remaining tomato sauce that is lurking on the carpet. Be aware; don't use any sponge or cloth because it can poke the stain deeper into those fibers. And of course, you should start from the outside edges of the stain towards the center so that it doesn't spread.
  • ​Now take a white cloth or white paper towel and wipe the leftover sauce.
  • ​Mix 1 tablespoon of heavy-duty laundry detergent with 2 cups of cool water (depending on the size of the sauce stain) and pour it over the stain. And let it sit for 10 minutes.
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    ​Using a sponge, blot it firmly until the stain is gone.
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    ​After this, rinse the cleaning solution by dabbing with a clean cloth dipped into tap water.
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    ​Finally, let the carpet dry.

​Remove Blood Stain from Carpet

Remove blood stain

​When you ask yourself how to remove blood stain from your carpet, the key thing to keep in mind, the sooner you start the effort, the easier removal will be. If your blood stain is fresh, blot with a paper towel or a clean cloth. And keep blotting and absorb as much of the wet blood as you can. Of course avoid rubbing as it might expend the blood stain on the carpet.

​But if that stain is dried, brush it with a steel brush to loosen that blood or scrape with a blunt knife across the carpet fibers to remove the marks of dried blood. Now you will take the baby step first that is to say, the simplest method or the dish detergent method. Let's see that Dish Detergent Method;

  • ​Mix 1 teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent with 1 cup of cold water (depending on the size of the blood stain)
  • ​Soak a clean cloth into the solution and blot the stain repeatedly.
  • ​Continue this process until all the blood is absorbed into that cloth.

​If this procedure is not effective, go to the stronger method that is called ammonia method. This method is really highly effective but it may damage your carpet's wool or silk. Sometimes, it may discolor your carpet also. Let's see The Ammonia Method;

​In this procedure first, mix 1 cup of plain water with 1 tablespoon of household ammonia and blot that stained area with a clean cloth dipped into the ammonia solution.  Keep blotting until the stain has disappeared.

​Rinse the area by plain water/ water and blot with a dry towel. By using a fan, you can dry your carpet faster. When your carpet is blood-free and also dry, you might need to restore its original shape. And to do this, you can use the best vacuum or a carpet brush. This is another carpet cleaning tips and you can also apply this method for your sofa or mattress also.

Deep-Clean Regularly

Last but not least, cleaning the carpet is important to keeping this looking new and fresh. Steam cleansing includes utilizing a cleaning solution under pressure inserted deep into your carpet through water-jet-nozzles. After that the device removes the solution together with dust, debris, and dirt in the carpet. In this process, water will go through into the fiber and loosen any kind of inserted soil, take away grease and oil residues and get the carpet neat and clean. Carpet cleaning experts recommend deep cleaning every 12 to 18 months for family of five.

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Carpet Cleaning - October 7, 2019

This is exactly what I needed right now. Thanks for the share

Tori Raddison - January 14, 2020

It’s helpful that you said to use a butter knife to scrape off the candy that your kid somehow caked into the carpet. I have two kids of my own, so I’m trying to figure out how to clean my carpets. There has been a lot of spills in this house since I last cleaned them.

Frank Ball - January 14, 2020

It’s fantastic to learn that you should be vacuuming your carpeted floors once a week. My wife and I are preparing for my parents to come to visit and we want to make sure our house is clean for them. I’ll be sure to start vacuuming our carpets once a week before they come over.

Vivian Black - February 19, 2020

I love that you talked about foundation and makeup in a carpet and how you should scrape excess foundation. My husband and I are looking for a carpet cleaning service to help us prepare for selling our home. We will keep these tips in mind as we search for a professional that can help us best.

Rick Davis - March 25, 2020

It’s great to learn that you should vacuum your carpets once a week to keep them looking nice. My wife and I are preparing for our friends to come and visit and we were wondering how we can make sure our house looks clean for them. I’ll be sure to tell her that we should start having our carpets vacuumed once a week.


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