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What are the methods of cleaning carpets ?I purchase a carpet recently near about 3 month form someday ..
From TLC, carpet cleaning tips
“•Carpets need to be vacuumed once a week and more often in areas of heavy traffic. Frequent vacuuming prolongs the life of your carpet by preventing a buildup of gritty particles that can cut carpet fibers. Every few weeks, take a little extra time and use your crevice tool for cleaning around baseboards and radiators and in other hard-to-reach places.
•To vacuum wall-to-wall carpeting, divide the floor into quadrants and vacuum an entire quadrant before moving on to the next.
•Take your time when you vacuum a carpet, especially a plush carpet in which dirt is sure to be deeply embedded. One pass with a high-powered upright is not enough. Go over each section of carpeting several times, and work slowly to allow the suction to remove all the ground-in dust and dirt.
•Pay special attention to the areas where people sit and move their feet. Vacuum these areas of heavy traffic with a crisscross pattern of overlapping strokes.
•Soil retardants can be applied to new carpets or to newly cleaned carpets. Follow manufacturers’ advice. Apply soil retardants only with professional equipment using the recommended application techniques.
•Add baking soda to the bag in your vacuum to fight odors.”
Hi, we need to clean our carpet before moving out of our rented flat. It is just one area in the living room by the door. This part of the carpet is where you first tred after coming in from outside, so mud and building site dust (my BF is a bricklayer) has been trodden in, as well as some other stains like apple juice. Alos, when using a cheap carpet cleaner foam, my boyfriend didn’t sponge up the excess foam, so it seems to have left a whitish/yellow reside. The carpet is a dusty pink in colour (and quite old by the looks of it). We were thinking about buying a cheap steam cleaner for about £40 to do the job. Do you think this would work to get al the stains out? Also, can you add cleaning agents to steam cleaners or should you add them to the carpet? If so, what would you recommend?
Here’s the cleaner we’re going to buy Http://www.woolworths.co.uk/ww_p2/produc… – good as it also can steam wallpaper off of walls which we’ll need for our new flat!!
Also, from reading other questions – people seems to recommend oxyclean. Can I buy this in the UK – if so, where?
[display_name id=”1″]If you have previous cleaned the carpet with foam cleaner do not add cleaner to the steamer. You will have a lot of foam in the machine water you vacuum back up. You will probably have to clean a few times to get rid of all the foam from previous cleaning. Also, most steam cleaners have special agents to clean problem spots/areas. You might try some of those if you still have a soiled spot after cleaning it a couple of times. Let it dry between cleanings or you will get it so wet it will never dry (and might mildew the pad underneath.) Also, you might check to see if you can rent one instead of buying one.
Carpet cleaning?What is the best way to clean a carpet without buying/renting a shampoo vac? What is the best way to remove gummy spots on rug? (My toddler is driving me nuts! LOL) Thank you!
[display_name id=”1″]I like the dry granulated carpet cleaner. Resolve makes one that works well. You can use it to clean large areas or to spot clean. Because it is dry, it doesn’t attract dust or dirt like wet cleaners do and it leaves a nice clean scent. You simply sprinkle it on the carpet, agitate with the brush on a stick that comes with it and vacuum when it is dry. It is particularly good at removing sticky spots and food residue.
You can also use the foam on Woolite spray cleaner. It is an aerosol that comes out of the can as a foam. You have to have your own brush though to agitate it into the carpet before you vacuum it up. I’ve found that it leaves a little bit of a residue that makes dust and dirt from shoes stick to it, however.
Both products can be found at the home improvement stores and large discounters.
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