Five tips for shampooing your carpet.
1. Dab at the stains instead of rubbing them. Rubbing the stain can spread it to more fabic in the carpet, and push the stain deeper into the fibers. The best way to dab at a stain is from the outside inward to minimize spreading.
2. Shaving cream can make a useful makeshift carpet shampoo. Apply the shaving cream directly to the stain and let it set for about 30 minutes. Once set, blot it away with a dr cloth. Spray the area with vinegar and water and wipe away the solution to finish.
3. Dishwasher detergent can remove grease. After all, it is made to remove grease from your dishes. Put a drop or two in a cup of water, then use a spray bottle to administer the solution to the stain. Dab the stain up with a cloth afterwards.
4. Hydrogen Peroxide to remove blood. If blood is dry, it is best to soak the blood in a mixture of water and a mild detergent to loosen the stain before applying hydrogen peroxide directly to the stain. The solution will foam when it contacts the blood, so that you know it is working. Dry the hydrogen peroxide with towels, and you’re done.
5. Call BEAR Carpet Cleaning. Seriously. We know what we’re doing, and we’ve never seen a stain we can’t handle. We’ve got more than just a few household ingredients, and we can bring in the big guns to get your carpets looking brand new. Click or call today to schedule a free estimate.