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If you live in a space that has carpeting or rugs, you know how easily they cling to dirt and debris. You also know how devastating it can be to watch yourself or a guest drop red wine, coffee, or anything else onto your carpets. Carpet stains are difficult to remove and sometimes are impossible to remove without the help of a professional. You may also be nervous that attempting to remove the stain can permanently damage your carpets or make the stain worse. So what are the best carpet cleaning methods? No need to stress! These tried and true pro carpet cleaning methods are sure to get worn-in dirt and spot stains out of your carpet and keep your home feeling fresh.
1. New Spot Stain Removal
If something has just spilled on your carpet or rug, the time to act is now! It is best to not let new stains dry or set. Grab a towel or cloth and pat the stain dry. Do not spread or move the stain around, as it will affect a larger area of the carpet. Try a mixture of water and vinegar, apply to the affected area then blot. Use 10 parts water, 1 part vinegar. Repeat as needed. Avoid bleach – unless the carpet is perfectly white, bleach will permanently remove all color from the carpet.
2. Pet Stain Removal
Many pet owners experience urine odor and stains in their carpeting. Like any other new stain, first blot dry with a clean towel. Unlike other stains, pet stains involve the visible stain and the odor that accompanies the stain. One of the best carpet cleaning methods for pets involves baking soda and vinegar. These ingredients can be mixed together and set on top of the stain. This mixture will first fizz, allowing it to penetrate the carpet fibers and lifting the odor.
3. Mud Stain Removal
As many carpet-owners know, mud is an inevitable mess that will get tracked into your home. First, attempt to vacuum any dry dirt or carefully remove wet mud by hand. Then spritz the area with water – most types of mud are water soluble, meaning they dissolve in water. Once you’ve removed as much of the stain as possible with water, remove any remain stain with your 10-1 water and vinegar mixture. Apply the mixture and lightly dab away the remaining stain.
4. Set-In Stain Removal
Unfortunately, once a stain has been set into carpet, it becomes very difficult to remove. A stain becomes “set” by drying completely before being treated or by drying after it was unsuccessfully treated. If you tried the above methods (or any other methods) and were unsuccessful, the stain will become set into your carpet and require the help of a professional. Not to worry, DryMasters offers cost effective and reliable spot treatment for set-in stains. They utilize a low-moisture method to be eco-friendly and to prevent extra wear and tear on your carpets.
5. Large Scale Carpet Cleaning
Unlike spot-treating stains, cleaning entire rugs or carpeting is a daunting task. Renting a machine from your local store can result in carpets that are still dirty, causing you to spend more money to get it right the second time. Store rentals or DIY methods also generally use large amounts of soap and water, leaving your carpets wet for long periods of time and full of soap residue. DryMasters Systems utilizes a low-moisture dirt removal method which will leave your carpets without soap residue and quick drying times. Searching for the best carpet cleaning company in your area? Save the hours, manual labor, and extra costs by contacting DryMasters Systems today.