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Protecting You Carpet This Winter in Teller County

During the holiday season is the most dangerous time for carpets. Family and friends who come to visit are likely to spill, kids opening presents and playing in the snow are likely to soil. Should your carpet get a dose of the dirty, here are some cleaning secrets from carpet cleaning professionals to keep your carpet looking like new.

Dishwashing Liquid Cuts Grease

We have seen the commercials, how just a drop of grease-cutting dishwashing detergent makes the grease scatter. The same phenomenon works on your carpet. Mix a drop or two into a cup of water and put it into a spray bottle. Spray the stain and blot it up. Repeat as necessary.

Heat Wax out of Your Carpet

The holiday season calls for candles, but hot wax will quickly dry and stick to your carpet. To get it out, wrap a white cloth around your clothes iron and heat the wax for 30 seconds at a time. Remove the heated wax by scraping with a butter knife. Then place a paper towel on the affected area and iron over the paper. The wax will melt and soak into the paper towel. After a few applications of 30 seconds each, the wax should be gone. Longer than 30 seconds risks burning your carpet, and be sure to use white cloth and paper towel, because heated colors could soak into your carpet.

Hydrogen Peroxide Removes Blood Stains

Drops of blood in your carpet can be removed. First use a mixture of water and detergent to loosen up the dried blood and scrape off as much as you can. For what remains, pour some hydrogen peroxide directly onto the stain. It will foam when it comes into contact with the blood, and then dab it out with towels to dry.

Use Organic Cleaners on Pet Stains

When your pet has an accident on your carpet, professionals recommend organic cleaners to clean it up. You may need to scrub, but organic cleaners work the best, also for coffee and sauce stains.

Crush Candy out of Your Carpet

Kids are likely to drop candy on your carpet at some point. Scrape as much as you can off with a brush or butter knife, then apply a mixture of soap and water with a sponge. Failure to soak up all the sugar will attract dirt and other debris more easily. When all the candy is gone, dab the area with a cloth or towels to dry.

For Water Damage Restoration in Teller County

When your home is damaged by water, mold, fire, or natural disaster, you want to waste no time before getting back to normal. The professionals at Buffalo Builders are available 24 hours a day to begin repairing, cleaning, and restoring your home in case of a disaster. Visit us online to learn more about our services and call our emergency hotline at (970) 330-8855.

Do Not Rub Carpet Stains

Rubbing a carpet stain spreads the soiling material and deeper embeds it into the carpet and damages the fibers. Using a cloth, paper towel, or sponge with a cleaning product, dab first around the outside of the stain and move inwards. Dabbing will soak up the stain by applying just a bit of pressure. It takes a bit more time and patience, but it is guaranteed more effective.

Use Club Soda Correctly for Carpet Stains

Club soda works great at removing wine and beer stains, but there is a process you must follow for it to work correctly. Dampen a cloth with club soda and blot the affected area. Spray the area with a mixture of equal parts white vinegar and water and let it soak for 10 to 15 minutes. Dab the area with a clean sponge to absorb the moisture and the stain. Repeat as necessary until the stain is gone. Then rinse the area with warm water and brush the carpet strands into place with your hand. Place a white paper towel over the area and weigh it down with a phone book or other heavy item. Leave the towel there for a day to soak up all the moisture and keep your carpet from growing mold.

Shaving Cream Removes Carpet Stains

For most stains, shaving cream works wonders. Just spray it directly onto the stain and let it sit for about half an hour. Blot it away with a dry white cloth and voila. Clean the shaving cream out of your carpet with the white vinegar solution method mentioned above.

Removing Chewing Gum from Your Carpet

If you have tracked chewing gum onto your rug, fret not. You do not need to replace it yet. Go to the freezer and get some ice cubes. Freeze the gum with the cubes for about 30 seconds. The gum will turn solid and will be much easier to remove with a spoon. To get out what remains, use scissors to cut the carpet fibers as close to the gum as possible. Cutting really close should not leave a noticeable mark.

For Water Damage Restoration in Teller County

If your home is damaged by water, mold, fire, or natural disaster, contact Buffalo Builders in Teller County for the best in home restoration. Find out more about our services at our website, and call us at (970) 330-8855. Our line is open 24 hours a day to respond to any emergency you may have.