Our Favorite Hacks for In Between Carpet Cleaning Visits
Get ready to jot down our technicians’ top hacks for getting your carpet looking its best in between scheduled deep cleans:
Tip 1: The Ice Cube Lifter
Rearranging furniture is a great way to give any room a new look and revitalized feel. Yet all too often you’ll notice heavy furniture has left deep imprints on your carpet that distract you from enjoying your space.
Just put a regular ice cube on those annoying impressions and give it time to melt. Next, dab away the excess water with a white cotton cloth. Then, place another white towel down over the area and iron on top of it until the carpet fibers are nearly dry. This will leave them soft, pliable, and lifted up to their former state.
Tip #2: Nozzle Vacuuming for Shag Carpets
Shag carpets are in style again, but they’re just as tough to clean as ever. Although you may feel like this kind of carpet needs to be vacuumed extra frequently, vacuuming normally can cause shag fibers to become frizzy, loosen, and shed. This not only destroys the carpet but can also cause a mess in your home.
Instead of using your vacuum as usual, get out the hose attachment to do more detailed vacuuming of your shag carpet. The concentrated nozzle will clean deep into the roots of the carpet without stressing its weave.
Tip #3: Baking Soda Refresher
Baking soda is known as a cure-all for many problems around the house, and your carpets are no exception. If you feel your rugs and carpets are beginning to smell a bit musty but you don’t have time for a deep clean, give baking soda a try.
Add a few drops of citrus essential oils to a 16-ounce box of baking soda and sprinkle this mixture on the carpet, allowing it to rest for five or ten minutes. Then, vacuum up the powder. You’ll be left with a carpet that both smells and looks fresh.
Tip #4: Oil Stain Solution
Just apply a liberal amount of baking soda to the stained area and leave it until it is clear the powder has absorbed the oil, creating a crusty texture. Vacuum up this mixture to reveal a significantly lighter stain. Then, as soon as you get the chance, reach out to Chem-Dry to help get the rest of the stain out.
Tip #5: Squeegee Carpet Cleaning
While this tool is designed for glass window panes, it can also dislodge pet hair and other stubborn particles from carpets and fabrics. Just squeegee your couches and carpets as you would a window. You’ll be surprised at how much pet hair you are able to remove!
Although these carpet cleaning tricks can enhance the appearance of your carpets in the short term, nothing beats regular deep cleaning done by professionals. Contact Citiwide Chem-Dry today at 724-241-6690 to schedule a visit from one of our local technicians!