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Top Carpet Cleaning Do’s and Don’ts

Keeping your carpet clean and free of stains is really important, but it can be more difficult to do than it sounds. With your family and pets constantly walking over your floors, spilling, tracking in mud, and even having “accidents,” it may feel impossible to have a truly-clean carpet. It is not! All you need to do is follow these expert do’s and don’ts. 

Do…

Bring in professionals to get the job done right.

You’re not a carpet cleaning expert; there’s no shame in that. If you find you do not have the time, skill, or tools necessary to get the job done right, call in someone who does. For those in the Kirkland area, the professional carpet cleaning team to call is at Green Steam Carpet Cleaners.

Tackle pet accidents right away.

Pet urine can cause permanent damage to your floors, plus create an unhealthy indoor environment. When a pet accident is first deposited onto the carpet, it has a pH of about 5 or 6, which is on the acid side of the pH Scale. It is easier to remove right then when it is fresh. Once it dries it turns “alkaline” or to a high pH, between 10 to 12, it becomes more difficult to permanently remove.

Keep baking soda on hand.

Your mom was right… baking soda can do nearly anything and everything around your house! Baking soda can freshen your carpet, plus help you tackle tough stains like pet accidents and oil stains. If there’s smell and discoloration, a liberal amount of baking soda will absorb the main part of the mess and allow you to blot away the rest of the stain. 

Don’t…

Scrub the carpet.

It is a natural reaction to quickly scrub at a spill, but this spreads the damage. You want to blot it instead. There’s also a high chance you might work the stain into the fabric, causing permanent discoloration, if you scrub too hard.

Think only harsh, toxic chemicals can get your carpets clean.

Chemical ingredients in common household carpet cleaning products contain toxins that can make you sick. Illnesses resulting from these toxins can be as mild as a headache or as severe as cancer. We only use eco-friendly, “green” cleaning methods to get your floors clean. Cleaning services without the use of harsh chemicals is important for families who want to create the safest indoor environment possible for themselves, their pets, and their guests. 

Let any spill sit on the carpet and set in.

Whether your spill is food, soda, ink, wine, nail polish, or anything else, the faster you begin to clean it up, the better. Try blotting it right away and using your own cleaning solution using white vinegar to remove any stain left.

Are you ready for carpets that are seriously clean and seriously healthy? Contact Green Steam Carpet Cleaners!

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