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How to prepare your carpets for professional cleaning

Carpets are one of the most important elements  that help in enhancing the beauty, looks and elegance of any home as it is available  in a wide range of colors, designs, shapes and sizes that can complement the  look of any place. But with regular use carpets tend to get dirty due to dirt, dust, stains or any other contaminants that might damage the look of your
exotic carpets.

Therefore, it is very important for you to hire experienced and  trained carpet cleaners who will clean your carpets professionally. This is especially  important because the carpets of your home can look dirty and grungy over time as dirt and dust gets accumulated on the fibers of the carpets that need the assistance of a professional carpet cleaning service in Syracuse, NY.

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Ways to prepare your carpets for cleaning

It is important to get your carpets cleaned regularly because it might attract a large amount of dust and dirt which might make the carpets to look unattractive. Therefore, the most important thing that you will need to do is to look for the  most effective and affordable carpet cleaning method that you need to opt for so that you can get the desired results.

There are different methods that  include vacuuming, shampooing, steam cleaning and dry cleaning which can be selected according to the carpet materials and your budget. Moreover you will also need to select experienced, skilled and trained professionals from a reliable and
reputable carpet cleaning company.

But firstly you will need to the price of their  services so that your carpet can be cleaned in affordable prices so that you will not have to spend your hard earned money on getting the carpets cleaned.

Important tips for carpet cleaning

After hiring professional carpet cleaners, you will also need to rent the machine that will help in getting your
carpets cleaned because buying a machine might not be a cost effective option.

If you want get professionally cleaned carpets, you will need to ask the professionals to use good quality chemicals and right methods so that deep cleaning of the carpet can be achieved. You should never consider using harsh chemicals for cleaning the carpets because it might damage the delicate fabrics of the carpet. Therefore you will need to follow the right methods for cleaning the carpets so that it will adorn the beauty and elegance of your home.

How to remove spots and stains from oriental rugs

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If spots and stains from food spills, foot traffic, and pet messes are obvious in your oriental rug, then it’s probably time for a deep cleaning.

You can call a professional and spend hundreds of dollars. Or, you can do the job on your own (but only if you’re confident) with two simple ingredients:

  • Water
  • Dish soap (we recommend colorless Ivory soap)

Do not use clothing detergent!

Follow these steps to have your handmade rug looking like new again:

Ready the cleaning solution

Fill a jug, pitcher, or garden watering can with a good amount of dish soap. Dilute the dish soap with cold water.

Find an area to clean the rug

We recommend using a driveway or other cement pad if you have access to one. Make sure the area is free of all oil and any type of vehicle fluids. Having those seep into your rug will only make it worse. Consider power washing the driveway.

Rinse the rug

Using a garden hose or power washer, rinse the rug with cold water. Spray the back side as well.

Start pouring

Pour the dish soap-water solution over the rug. Don’t be afraid to douse the entire rug, adding extra to the stained areas.

Scrub and scrub

Scrub the solution deeply into the rug, using a firm scrub brush or clean push broom. Make sure to scrub the fringes of the rug as well. (You might notice that a fair amount of yarn might be removed while scrubbing. It’s not a big deal.)

Rinse the rug (Part 2)

Rinsing is the most time-consuming part of cleaning an oriental rug. You don’t need a pressure washer to do this. Use a hose with a nozzle or your thumb to increase water pressure.

Rinse top to bottom several times

Suds migrate down the rug as you rinse. When there are suds only at the end of the rug, you’re almost done rinsing. Rinse the backside of the rug as well

(Note: Though you wet and rinse the back of the rug, you should never scrub it. The back consists of yarn knots that must be protected from possible damage. For this reason, you should also use a rug pad under a rug on any hard floor surface.)

Remove the water

Flip over a push broom or use a carpenter’s level or any other straight surface to push the water out of the rug. Repeat this step a few times. Use a wet-dry vacuum to remove the remaining moisture.

Let dry

Leave the rug out in the sun to dry. If it is cloudy, cold day, you can dry in a garage area using saw horses or PVC pipe (don’t set on sharp services as this will create creases in the rug). Flip the rug over occasionally. This will help the rug dry thoroughly. Sun drying will help to whiten your fringe, which is an added benefit.

How to remove carpet stains & odors with home ingredients

carpet stainCrude looking carpets in your home are embarrassing and can ruin a good day. They’re an eye sore and oftentimes foul smelling.

You won’t want to invite over company, and you won’t truly feel at home.

There’s good news, however. You can remove stains, spots, and odors from your carpets easily, affordably and in as little as a few hours.

If you are prone to dropping food, you walk around in your muddy work boots, or have a pet that has been urinating everywhere in your home or apartment, we have a recipe to make your carpets look and smell great again.

It not only eliminates the odor, it totally removes all existing stains. It’s a really simple process, and stains that have been there for years will never return.

The best part? We’ll show you how to have a super clean carpet while only spending $5 in ingredients that you probably already have under your kitchen sink or somewhere else in your home.

Ingredients needed:

  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Tap water
  • Baking soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Dish soap

Follow these steps to restore your carpets and have them looking like new again:

  1. Mix half distilled white vinegar and half water in spray bottle.
  2. Soak the stained area with mixture. Don’t be afraid to pour it on. Get it soaking wet.
  3. Wait a few minutes and soak up the excess moisture with a terry cloth towel. A terry cloth is very absorbent and pulls all the moisture out, but you can also use paper towels or a wet-dry vacuum to get the job done.
  4. Cover the entire stained/smelly area with baking soda.
  5. Mix hydrogen peroxide and dish soap (we like using Dawn) into a spray bottle. For every cup and half of hydrogen peroxide, mix in a teaspoon of dish soap.
  6. Saturate the entire area. Don’t be afraid to cover it thoroughly.
  7. Use a firm bristled brush to push baking soda and hydrogen peroxide/dish soap mixture deep into the stained area.
  8. Let sit for 15 minutes, and use terry cloth towel again to soak up excess moisture. Do not use wet-dry vacuum at this point, because you do not want to remove the baking soda from the carpet.
  9. Wait for the carpet to dry. This may take several hours. Use fans to speed up the drying process.
  10. Once dry, take a hard bristle brush to the carpet and break up any ingredients that might have hardened together.
  11. Vacuum the area to remove the excess baking soda.

Yes! Your carpets are beautiful again.

This process also works on mattresses, furniture and upholstery – if those happen to be funky, too.