It doesn’t matter how much care you take for the assets in the home, accidents are common and going to happen where food or drinks, or any other substance is dropped on to your carpet. The most common step usually people take in such situation is spot cleaning. Whether it is mopping up coffee spills from carpet or cleaning up the pet accident, a carpet certainly takes a beating. There are many ways to remove common spills and stains but there are 3 carpet cleaning mistakes to avoid at all costs when cleaning your carpet.

You might be thinking about which things should be avoided while cleaning carpets at home. So the first tip may come as a surprise.

Market-Bought Carpet Cleaning Solutions

Generally speaking, it’s good to avoid supermarket carpet cleaning products, whether they be foam, sprays, or liquids. Most of the products categorized for ‘cleaning carpets’ tend to leave a residue behind your carpet. This residue attracts the soil and dust over time leaving you with a brown spot on the carpet in the area you thought you had cleaned. Soap by nature attracts dirt and is then designed to be rinsed off. When you use over the counter carpet cleaner it’s impossible to ever wash it away completely and as a result soap residue on the carpet and continue to attract all manner of dirt and soils.

Never Use Colored Towels

You need to avoid a colored towel when you are performing spot cleaning on your carpet or mopping up a spill. Using a colored cloth may run the risk of the color bleeding or transferring itself onto the carpet fibers. The best example of this is using a red towel on a pale beige carpet. Instead always use a clean white cloth or paper towels to do the dirty work.

Make Sure You Never Rub

It can be tempting to rush at a dirty mark or spill to eliminate it, and this is one of the most common carpet cleaning mistakes that people make. Everyone is taught to scrub away the dirty marks in order to clean most of the things but when it comes to carpet, the opposite action is required. The rubbing and scrubbing the stains on the carpet can spread over a large area, making it bigger. The solution for this is “Blotting”. If you feel you need more pressure then simply stand on top of several paper towels to help them soak up the moisture. The additional weight can help to soil or spill to transfer onto the towel that you’re cleaning your carpet with.  

If you need the help of professional carpet cleaner, then make a call to Five Star Carpet & Tile Care on +1 760-774-7961. We are cleaning carpet for many years and our team has all the necessary skills, products, and equipment, to restore your carpet so it looks as good as new.

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