No matter how much you try to keep your carpets clean, there will always be stains, food or drink spillage and pet fur which are all inevitable. Have you ever tried cleaning your carpet but you’re still not satisfied with the outcome because you’re not sure how to clean carpet? Don’t worry, you are not alone. It can be challenging to clean your carpets and it’s more than just vacuuming them! There are many cleaning hacks for carpets that not many know of.
To make your life much easier, here are some carpet cleaning hacks you can try at home!
1. Lint roller
This is something everyone should have at home if you have carpets. Vacuum alone isn’t enough to suck out the dirt, crumbs and even some hair from the carpet. This is where lint roller comes to the rescue! No matter how powerful your vacuum is, sometimes dirt and hair are just too stubborn to come off from the carpet. The solution for this is to purchase a lint roller if you don’t already have one and start rolling away!
2. Squeegee to eliminate pet hair
A squeegee is actually meant to clean the windows but it works well for carpets too especially to get rid of pet fur that a vacuum cleaner can’t help. Some pets shed way too much and you have pet fur all over your carpets and rugs. Use a squeegee to help make your life easier. All you need to do is wet the squeegee and use it like you would on the windows. You’ll be able to pick up pet fur as you go along the carpet.
3. Always blot, never rub
Have you ever spilled a drink on your carpet and then panicking away because you don’t know how to clean it? Well, you’re not the only one and try not to panic the next time it happens again. Our first instinct is usually to take a cloth and start rubbing. However, this is a big no-no when it comes to cleaning a spillage on carpets as rubbing it might make it worse by spreading. We want to avoid the stain from going deeper into the fabric as much as possible. Therefore, always blot and never rub. Start with taking a clean cloth and begin to blot gently, from the edges working your way towards the center.
4. Use an iron to remove stains
Remove stains with an iron, whaaat? Yes, you read that right! Some stubborn dry stains can be difficult to remove with a normal cleaner. You can use a hot iron to remove the tough dry stains. You can begin with using a vacuum cleaner to get rid of any loose dirt or hard particles. After that, soak a clean cloth in a solution of vinegar and water with a ratio of 1:3.
Apply the wet cloth onto the stain and leave it there for at least 5 minutes. What the vinegar does is helps to dissolve the stain. Next, use the heated iron and place it on the damp cloth, apply a little pressure and rub it in a circular motion. The pressure will cause the stain to be transferred to the cloth like a temporary tattoo. So next time, you want to remove a dry stain, try this and be careful of the heated iron!
5. Baking soda for oil stains
Oil stains are one of the most difficult stains to get rid of. Cleaning with a regular cleaner isn’t enough to remove the stain. Baking soda is also known as one of the best cleaning agents and this can help with extracting the oil from the carpet. With baking soda, all you have to do is apply a generous amount to the stain and cover the entire stain. Leave it for a few minutes until most of the oil is absorbed by the baking soda. What you will see is a dry crust once it’s full and then it’s ready to be vacuumed. Lastly, after vacuuming, use a cloth to dab the rest of the stain.
Let Made4u clean your carpets for you
We get it, some stains can be very stubborn and difficult to get rid of even these cleaning hacks mentioned above. If you’re running out of solutions, let us, Made4u help you with the cleaning. Hiring a professional cleaning service for your carpet would be a great idea as we have a vast knowledge of how to clean your carpets the right way. Plus, deep cleaning your carpet regularly is also a wise decision to help keep the environment healthy from dust mites, allergens and bacteria. Our carpet cleaning will only take about 45 minutes which will include shampoo and extraction. From only RM100, we recommend you to deep clean your carpet every 3 months for fresh and clean carpets. Your carpets will be cleaned in no time with our carpet cleaning services!