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How to Clean Carpets


Cleaning & Deodorizing

  • Try using hair shampoo in your carpet cleaner, not only with this clean your carpet but will also scent your home.
  • To deodarize carpet, sprinkle baking soda lightly over the dry carpet, let sit for 15 minutes, and then vacuum up. The baking soda neutralizes odors
  • To get the small of cigarette smoke out of your carpets and upholstery, sprinkle baby powder all over your carpets and couches and vacuum. This one works 100% of the time!
  • As above, one can also sprinke laundry powder over the carpet and vacuum up. The fragrance in the launch detergent leaves the carpet smelling fresh.
  • To deodarize carpets, add one cup of white vinegar to your carpet cleaning when shampooing your carpets. Your carpets may smell for an hour or two but after the vinegar smell fades the other smells would have disappeared too.


Removing candle wax and gum from carpets

  • To clean candle wax off carpets, cover the wax with a sheet of paper towel or brown paper and then carefully iron over the paper. The heat from the iron will melt the wax and the paper will absorb it.
  • To remove gum from carpets, rub a dab of peanut butter over the spot, let sit for a few minutes and then work out the gum with a fork or comb. The oils in peanut butter dissolve the gum in chewing gum
  • Another way to remove gum from carpets is to spray WD-40 on the spot, wait a few minutes, and wipe clean. The petroleum distallates in the WD-40 dissolve the gums in chewing gum. To remove the resulting oil stain from your carpet, scrub gently with a soapy solution made from a few drops of dishwashing liquid in one cip of water and blot well.

Hair Dye

  • If you do spill hair dye on your carpet do not let it dry as it will permanently dye your carpet. First blot up as much as you can with paper towels, then cover up your stain with a mountain of corn starch. Let sit for 15 minutes and then sweep it up. The cornstarch will absorb much of the excess dye. Then spray some shaving foam on the spot and add a little water. Work it into the carpet with your fingers. Blot well. If the hair dye is still in the carpet, mix one tablespoon Ammonia in one -half cup water. wet the stain with the solution, then blot well.


Ink Stains

  • To remove ink stains from carpet, spray hair spray on the affected aread and blot with a paper towel until stain comes up. The acetone in hair spray removes indelible marker and ballpoint pen marks from carpet.
  • Saturate an ink stain on carpetwith hand sanitizer and blot with a paper towel. Repeat until stains is removed.


Nail Polish

  • The most obvious solution is to dab nail polish remover on the affected area. However, first try on a piece of carpet out of eye shot to make sure that the nail polisher remover will not discolour the fabric. After using the nail polish remover on your carpet, wash off with a light solution of dishwashing liquid mixed in water.
  • Another way to remove nail polish from your carpet, is to squirt some shaving foam on the spot, and use a small brush to gently scrub the spot with a little water, then blot with a paper towel.
  • If you have watched, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", then you will know to try Windex. Spray Windex on the wet nail polish stain and then blot up the stain with a paper towel. Repeat if neccesary.


Pet Stains

  • After blotting up as much of the "mess" , pour a small amount of Club Soda on the pet stain, rub gently with a sponge, and then blot up with a paper towel. Let dry and then sprinkle baking powder, let sit for 15 minutes, and then vacuum up. ( The baking powder will neutralise the odour)
  • If you are feeling brave, spray white vinegar on the stain. Make sure the spot if saturated. Your house will probably smell for a few days with a mix smell of vinegar and urine but once the vinegar dries up with will completely deodarize the stain and it also discourages your pet from returning to the spot.

























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