Food and drink spillage is amongst the most common causes of dirty carpets. It is important to use the right cleaning procedure immediately to prevent permanent stain or damage to the carpet. Here are some simple steps that can help you to keep your carpets clean and hygienic:
- Clear the spilled stuff immediately: As soon as a food item or drink is spilled on the carpet, make sure you remove the stain immediately. You can use a clean cotton cloth or blotting paper to absorb the entire liquid from the affected area. Removing excess moisture will help the stain to not penetrate the deeper layers of the carpet. You may also pour some warm water over the patch before putting the blotting paper. Avoid scrubbing the surface as it may damage the carpet fibers.
- Use liquid stain remover: You may combine one part of liquid detergent (without bleach) into four parts of water and clean the carpet with this solution. Using vinegar and water in the same proportion may also help in removing the stain.
- Stain removal procedure: Patting the carpet dry after cleaning it is the next essential step. You can work from the outward to the inward part of the stain. This will prevent the stain from spreading, making it easier to clean the carpet.
- Hire professional services: In case the stain is too stubborn, it is best to get the professionals do the cleaning job for you. They have the right chemicals and drying equipment to deep clean carpets without causing any further damage.
Carpets are used frequently and hence regular maintenance goes a long way in ensuring a hygienic environment in your home. If you follow the above mentioned tips, you can ensure that the carpets look fresh and smell nice. The technicians at a carpet cleaning company treat carpets according to their usage, fabric and pile strength.
We, at BMF Carpet Cleaning, provide comprehensive carpet cleaning services in Houston, Texas. For more information, you can call us at (713) 972 – 5501 or visit our office at 3880 Greenhouse Rd. Suite 1, Houston, TX.