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13 Carpet Cleaning Hacks That Actually Work

Apr 5, 2022 | Carpet Cleaning, Healthy Home

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Have you found that, despite your best efforts, it can be tricky to keep your carpets looking clean? Stains, spills, and accidents are inevitable, but you can still enjoy fresh carpets with help from the Montclair, California carpet cleaning experts.


Don’t stress over the condition of your floors. Instead, keep these tips and tricks from Golden State Chem-Dry in mind.  


#1 – Blot—don’t rub—carpet stains. 

Avoid the instinct to vigorously rub carpet stains. Instead, blot the stain from the inside out to keep it from spreading or seeping. 


#2 – Use club soda for carpet stain removal.

Try mixing one part club soda with one part white vinegar to treat the stain. Also, did you know that Chem-Dry uses the power of carbonation to clean carpets? Our revolutionary method uses a fraction of the moisture compared to steam cleaners and is far more effective at removing stains. 


#3 – Use a lint roller.

This is especially effective for things that vacuuming seems to miss, like hair and crumbs in problem areas. 


#4 – Use hydrogen peroxide to treat tough stains. 

This is highly effective for removing harsh stains like blood. Apply full strength hydrogen peroxide directly on the stain. Wait for it to foam and fizz, then wipe the excess away. 


#5 – Use a squeegee to remove pet hair from carpet.

While a squeegee is meant for use on windows, it also works well to remove pet hair from carpet and furniture. 


#6 – Fluff matted down carpet with vinegar. 

Use equal amounts of water with vinegar and spray over matted down areas. Once the solution is absorbed into the carpet, run a spoon along the carpet to fluff it. 


#7 – Use shaving cream to treat carpet stains. 

It might sound unbelievable, but this trick actually works. Apply shaving cream directly to the stain, let it sit for about 30 minutes, then blot the area clean. Follow up with a solution of half water and half vinegar to remove any residue.


#8 – Freeze gum using an ice cube.

Press ice cubes over gum for about a minute. Once it’s frozen solid, use scissors or a knife to pick out the hardened pieces. 


#9 – Remove wax stains using an iron. 

Vacuum the area then treat it with a solution of 3 parts water and 1 part vinegar. Place a towel on top of the stain then iron over it so the wax transfers to the towel. 


#10 – Cut grease on carpet with dish soap. 

For greasy stains that seem impossible to remove, try using a mixture of a cup of warm water with a few drops of dish soap. Repeat as needed until the stain is gone. 


#11 – Use area rugs and runners on high traffic areas.

Rugs aren’t just meant for hard flooring. Placing rugs in high traffic areas can help protect carpet from getting matted down and stained. 


#12 – Remove pet urine and odors with professional treatment. 

If there are pets in the home, schedule a Chem-Dry pet urine odor removal treatment annually. This will prevent odor crystals from accumulating and keep your home looking and smelling fresh. 


#13 – Keep up with professional carpet cleaning.

While treating stains yourself is important, it’s crucial to keep up with professional carpet cleanings each year. Chem-Dry removes stains, odors, dust, and allergens from your floors, plus helps your floors repel future stains more effectively. 


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Put Chem-Dry’s revolutionary carpet cleaning method to work in your home. We guarantee a cleaner, dryer, healthier method that’s more effective on your floors and safer for the local environment. 


Schedule your carpet cleaning appointment with Golden State Chem-Dry today!

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