While a carpet floor offers homes in Battersea and Putney a number of benefits, including underfoot comfort and safer playground for kids, it has its fair share of drawbacks. For instance, it can hold more dirt and grime than other floor types and it requires more complex cleaning techniques. Some substances left on its surface may even leave stains that are hard to remove.
A RealSimple.com article provides helpful tips in removing stains from carpet floors. Some of the most common sources of stains are wine, ketchup, chocolate, coffee, tea, and soda. Stains are usually found in the kitchen area where they are often used. The cleaning methods suggested involve the use of basic products found at home and are expected to eliminate stains without altering the colour or shade of the carpet.
Dipping and Pressing
Most stains can be dealt with initially by dipping a white cloth or a paper towel in a detergent solution and pressing repeatedly on the stained portion of the carpet. This will help loosen the stain until it becomes possible to slough off with water. Using a clean white cloth or paper towel will help you easily determine how much contaminant is being absorbed and whether all of the stain has already been extracted. The same can be done on area rugs.
This technique, however, will not work for some types of stain, particularly those that are not water-soluble such as wax and gum. These stains may not come up off the carpet by just pressing with a clean cloth; they require freezing with ice and scraping with a blunt object. Regardless of the type of stain, however, you need to deal with it as promptly as possible before it gets dry and difficult to break down.
Correct Cleaning Agents
There are many products that can be used to remove stains from your carpet. Ammonia, vinegar, and corn starch are the most popular. They help eliminate not just stain but also odour, especially when the stain is left by your pet’s urine or stool. However, always keep in mind that these are but temporary measures, and that none of these products could match the effectiveness of the cleaning agents used by professional Battersea carpet cleaning companies like Safeclean Wandsworth.
The products that experts use are easy to apply and rinse, and have minimal negative effects on the carpet pile. The professionals using these products are well-trained and experienced in handling stains on carpets. By entrusting carpet cleaning to Putney experts, you can rest assured your carpet will be safe and clean in just a few hours, allowing you to focus on other more important chores.
(Source: Carpet Stain Solutions, RealSimple.com)
Posted by: David Maddock