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Looking After Your Carpets Without Nasty Chemicals Carpet stains can take your home from looking pristine and immaculate to daggy and outdated. There are a few ways that you can look after your carpets to keep them in peak condition without the use of nasty chemicals. There are some occasions where carpets and cleaning require professionals though; in this case, call someone like Absolute Domestics for help and they’ll have you sorted in no time.
In the meantime, if you’re determine to keep your home clean yet simultaneously free of awful chemicals, here are some tips to help you achieve this.
Prevention Is Key
It might sound obvious, but there are a few simple things you can do to prevent deep stains from forming in your carpet to begin with. Try and encourage people to use a mat at the front door or – better yet – take their shoes off so they don’t bring in elements from the outdoors with them.
Another preventative method is vacuuming your carpets 1-2 times per week. This will suck up anything before it gets moistened or engrained into the carpet permanently. Dirt or dry elements in themselves shouldn’t cause stains, but when they’re mixed with any liquid or just over time, they can mark carpets. It’s better to get to them before this happens.
As soon as a spill occurs, use a paper towel or cloth to soak it up. Be careful not to rub it in further with scrubbing. Once you’ve absorbed the excess liquid with a cloth, mix together one cup of water and ½ teaspoon mild liquid detergent and blot gently until the stain is removed.
Patience is key here. It’s so important not to start scrubbing in frustration. Once you’ve removed the stain, rinse the area with three teaspoons of white vinegar in one cup of water and blot with a fresh towel.
Baking Soda Is Your Best Friend
Always make sure you have some baking soda in the cupboard for any nasty grease strains! As soon as anything oily has been spilt on carpet, be sure to sprinkle it with baking soda. If you don’t have any, try corn starch instead. Leave it there overnight and then vacuum it up the next day.
Use your faithful vinegar mix (1/3 cup white vinegar and 2/3 warm water) and use a cloth to blot until the stain is removed completely.
Steam cleaning your carpets every six months will keep them in near new condition. You can pick up a carpet cleaner from your local supermarket or hardware store. Keep it simple and just use vinegar and water instead of any cleaning chemicals. Don’t forget to open up the windows once you’ve steamed the carpets so they get the chance to dry properly.
Keeping carpets in immaculate condition can be impossible to do, but it is possible to keep them looking in fabulous condition minus the chemicals. With a little consistent work, you can keep your carpet looking (almost) good as new! Have you found any particular natural remedies for looking after carpets?