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Hi, My name is George Phillips,
owner and operator of Paradise Carpet Cleaning

 

Tips for A Cleaner Carpet

  • To keep your carpets cleaner and extend their useful life, vacuum carpets at least once a week or more to get up debris so it doesn’t settle into fibers
  • Keep your tile and linoleum floors clean because the dirt and stains on those floors will get tracked on your carpet by way of your shoes and feet
  • Keep your walkways in and out of your house clean because you will likely track that into your house as well (wipe your feet on doormats)
  • Please when you get spots on your carpet, don’t try and take care of them yourselves please consult with me first. A lot of times you can set that stain or make it harder for me to take care of the problem
  • Don’t use carpet fresh powders to make your carpets smell better, they contain a soap basis that will dirty your carpets quicker
  • Also make sure your shoes and feet are clean when walking on your carpet, your bare feet are sometimes worse because your body naturally produces oils which will set in your carpet and also attracts dirtspring-cleaning-cartoon1

Carpet Cleaning Hints From the Pros Here are some useful tips we’ve collected over the years, which might help you between professional cleanings.

  • Acid Stains – Acid spills, such as drain cleaner or vinegar, demand quick action. Dilute them immediately with baking soda and water or with club soda. Then apply a solution of ammonia (1 part) and water (10 parts). Rinse with cold water, let dry, and vacuum gently.
  • Alcoholic Beverages – Quickly dilute the spot with cold water. Absorb the excess liquid. Then mix 1-teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot, and let the carpet dry. Vacuum gently.
  • Blood – Absorb as much of the blood as you can. Then mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot, and let dry. Apply dry-cleaning fluid. Vacuum gently after the carpet is dry.
  • Butter – Scrape up as much of the butter as you can. Apply dry-cleaning fluid, and let the carpet dry. If the spot remains, repeat the procedure. Vacuum gently.
  • Candle Wax – Press an ice cube against the wax stain. The wax will harden and can then be pulled off.
  • Catsup – Sponge a mixture of 1-cup vinegar and 2 cups water into rug. Frequently wring out sponge until stain is gone.
  • Chewing Gum – Chewing gum can be a sticky mess, so harden it by pressing an ice cube against the blob of gum. Once hardened, the gum can be pulled off.
  • Chocolate – Immediately scrape the chocolate from the carpet. Mix 1-teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot. Rinse well. Vacuum gently.
  • Coffee – Blot spilled coffee immediately. Then mix 1-teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot, and let dry. Apply dry-cleaning fluid. Vacuum gently after the carpet is dry.
  • Crayon – Scrape away excess crayon or remove it by placing a blotter over the crayon stain and pressing it with a warm iron until the blotter absorbs the melted crayon. Move the blotter frequently so that it doesn’t get over saturated. Apply dry-cleaning fluid, and let the carpet dry. Vacuum gently.
  • Fruit – Fruit stains can be very hard to remove if they are allowed to set, but if you act quickly this method usually prevents a permanent stain. Scrape up spilled fruit, and absorb fruit juice. Mix 1-teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot, and let the carpet dry. If the spot remains, repeat the procedure. Vacuum gently.
  • Gravy – Wipe up as much of the spilled gravy as possible. Mix 1-teaspoon mild detergent, 1- teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot. Let the carpet dry. Apply dry-cleaning fluid, and let the carpet dry. Vacuum.
  • Mud – Allow the mud to dry completely and then brush or scrape off as much as possible. Mix 1-teaspoon mild detergent, 1-teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot. Let the carpet dry. If the stain remains, apply dry-cleaning fluid and blot dry. When the spot is completely dry, vacuum gently.
  • Salad Dressing – Absorb as much salad dressing as you can. Mix 1-teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1-quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot. Let the carpet dry. If the spot remains, repeat the procedure. Vacuum gently.
  • Soft Drinks – The carbonation in soft drinks will help you clean spilled drinks quickly, but act fast because some of the dyes in the drinks can permanently stain your carpet. Blot up the spilled drink. Mix 1-teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot. Let the carpet dry. If the spot remains, repeat the procedure. Vacuum gently.
  • Urine – Mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1-teaspoon white vinegar, and 1-quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot. Let the carpet dry. If the spot remains, repeat the procedure. Vacuum gently.
  • Vomit – Treat vomit quickly. Blot up as much as possible, then dilute immediately with baking soda and water or with club soda. Apply a solution of 1-part ammonia and 10 parts water. Rinse with cold water, let dry, and then vacuum.
  • Wine – When red wine is spilled on your carpet, dilute it with white wine, and then clean the spot with cold water and cover with table salt. Wait ten minutes, then vacuum up the salt.

WARNING

 Always test solution in an inconspicuous area for possible damage to carpet. Some fabrics such as used in oriental or Persian rugs can bleed or color strip easily. Paradise Carpet Cleaning does not guarantee results with these tips. Always consult a professional if you’re not sure how to proceed.