5 Cleaning Hacks to Save Your Carpet

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Clean, fresh carpet feels good under your feet and makes your home look great! Even if you invest in the highest quality carpet, it starts to look a little worn due to regular wear-and-tear over the years. Follow these simple tips to protect your carpet and extend the lifespan of your flooring:

  1. Prompt Stain Removal

When you see a spot pop up on the carpet, be proactive about treating the stain as quickly as possible. The longer the dirt sits, the more likely it will stick around forever. Keep a bottle of high-quality carpet cleaning solution on hand so you can spot-treat the problem areas between professional cleaning services.

  1. Blot, Don’t Rub!

The automatic instinct is to scrub spots with a rubbing motion. While rubbing works great if you are scrubbing the sink or cleaning a hard surface, rubbing will cause the dirt and stain to move deeper into the soft fibers of the carpet. Instead, place a clean cloth on the spot and apply pressure to soak up the spill.

  1. Remove Pet Hair with a Squeegee

Even though squeegees are intended for glass and windows, they also work great for gathering up pet hair. Sometimes the vacuum isn’t enough to pick up the hair. If you have short-fiber carpets, then add a small amount of water on the squeegee and run it along the surface of carpets or furniture.

  1. Fluff the Carpet with an Ice Cube

Moving the furniture around often leaves unsightly impressions on the carpet. One trick to erase these marks is by placing an ice cube on the dents. Leave the ice cube in place to let it melt. Then, use a clean cloth to blot the area. When the fibers are almost dry, you’ll be able to fluff the marks by hand.

  1. Regular Carpet Cleaning Services

There’s no question that regular carpet cleaning services are a great investment to protect your flooring. Our team is just a phone call away, and ready to help with everything from short-notice stain removal to scheduled cleanings. Call us at Home Perfect Carpet and Tile Cleaning and talk to Scott Peterson to learn more about these quality services: (951) 303-1333.