If you live in a home with wall-to-wall carpeting, the following tips will come in handy when your carpets become dirty.

There are few who’d contest that carpets are a great home fixture. Of course wall-to-wall carpeting in every room in the house is typically not ideal, but that doesn’t mean carpets, when put down in rooms where it’s sensible, are bad. In fact, some people prefer carpeting because it’s soft on their feet and adds an element of luxury to the room. But as with most fixtures in a home, they lose their appeal once they become dirty.

If you notice your carpet has accumulated a lot of dirt, some stains, or that it’s starting to smell, the five tips presented below will help you clean up your carpet so you can restore its comforting and luxurious qualities.

  1. Use Shaving Cream to Get Rid of Stains

This can be done with any household shaving cream—apply cream directly to the stain and let sit for 30 minutes or so. Once the cream has set, wipe it away with a cloth. For finishing touches, spray the once stained area with a vinegar-water mixture then wipe away.

  1. Dishwasher Detergent for Grease

If grease droplets should fall on your carpet, applying some dishwasher detergent to the spot will go a long way in removing the slippery substance. Spray water on the spot and blot with a clean cloth; you may need to repeat this step a few times.

  1. Get Rid of Wax with an Iron

Did a few drops of wax from your favorite candle get on that carpet? No problem! First, place a cloth over the affected area. Next, place a heated iron over the cloth for about 10 to 15 seconds. Remove the iron and cloth to find the wax is now removable; scrape it away, spray some water, and blot the area.

  1. Crushed Candy: Get a Knife

A piece of saliva-coated candy will stick to your carpet, dry, and then become difficult to remove unless action is taken early on. If you find a piece of candy solidified on your carpet from who knows when, it’s best to get a butterknife and remove the unwanted materials carefully.

  1. Get in Touch with a Professional Cleaning Service

While it’s true that most carpet cleaning measures can be taken by anyone, professional carpet cleaning services have the tools and experience to make carpets look like they were just installed yesterday. Additionally, carpet cleaning services allow you to not have to spend time and effort on the monotonous task of cleaning.

When it comes to effective carpet cleaning, Elevated Cleaning is at the front of the pack. With decades of experience in the cleaning industry, Elevated Cleaning brings a level of professionalism to your cleaning needs that will truly leave you in aw. After they’re done, you’re going to marvel at how the space looks. Get in touch now!