Today there are many do-it-yourselfers out there. Many of them clean their own carpets. This can be a good thing but also a bad thing. Why do we say so? Well there are some costly mistakes that can be made when you clean your carpet yourself. Nip Tuck Carpet Repair is your carpet experts. We want to help you to not make some of the common mistakes that most do-it-yourselfers make. Many pet owners and parents will be able to relate to the frequent spills that happen on a weekly basis.
- Yikes! …I’ll clean it up later
One of the biggest mistakes that you can make is to wait to clean up a spill. Spills sink into the carpet fibers immediately on contact. The longer that it sits there the more time it has to seep into such fibers, the harder it is to then clean up. Being aware of the carpet padding is important too. Sitting there enough time it will seep into the carpet pad as well. This makes it especially difficult to clean up. Make sure to clean up spills right away, this will be better in the long run for your carpet and padding.
- Scrub Away! Or Maybe Not
Scrubbing spills out of carpets can be a big no no. Why is that? Many times you’ll accomplish your goal of taking the stain out of the carpet however it can do more damage than good. Scrubbing can cause your carpet to untwist and fade. This damage caused to the carpet is then permanent. The best way to get the spills out of the carpet is to scrape up with a spoon and then blot up the rest. From there you’ll then want to use a stain remover and follow such directions.
- How Much Shampoo?
Many people purchase carpet cleaners because it saves costs in the long run. This can get a little tricky. Cleaning your own carpet like this generally calls for shampooing them. With a spot for the water and then a little container for the shampoo you’re ready to go. Don’t mess it up though. Over shampooing can be a problem. When you over shampoo too many times it can build up and make the residue impossible to clean out. This leave you with a carpet that attracts the dirt, which is the opposite of what you want. This problem tends to be from either too much shampoo or that it’s not rinsed well enough.
Carpet cleaning can be tricky but possible. Just remember these few tips and you’ll be doing pretty good. When in doubt though just call a professional carpet cleaner though. Sometime stains won’t come out even with a professional carpet cleaner though. That’s when it’s time to call the carpet experts who are able to make your carpet look new again even when you have stains that can’t some out. With a simple carpet patch, you’ll never know what happened before. Call Nip Tuck Today.
By Nip Tuck 9-19-2017