5 Amazing Carpet Cleaning Tricks

Set the vacuum at the right height

The vacuum cleaner’s height is important because you can easily damage your carpet as the vacuum’s roller brush and drive belt won’t be able to pick up dirt. To set the ideal height of your vacuum, raise it to its highest setting, turn it on and lower it until you can feel the 

Dirt cuts carpet fibres like thousands of little blades. Walking across a dirty carpet is really not a good idea. This way you grind sharp dirt particles against the yarn, making tiny nicks in the fibres.  When dirt scratches the fibres, it dulls the sheen, which is why high-traffic areas appear duller than the rest of the carpet. Grinding dirt wears away the fibres too which makes them stain more easily. vacuum trying to tug itself forward as you begin to clean.

Start with a clean bag and filter

A clean bag can really be a game changer in carpet cleaning as a dirty bag, dirt cup or filter can cut a vacuum’s suction power in half. Most of the times when a vacuum isn’t working properly doesn’t mean that it is broken rather than the filters aren’t changed often enough. 

Follow the manufacturer’s removal instructions, making sure to pinch tight at the top so that no dust can escape. Drop it immediately into a rubbish bag, seal, and bin. Replace or wash (if possible) the filters on bagless vacuums every three months. Replace vacuum bags when they’re three-quarters full.

Clean stains immediately

We advise you not to scoop or dig food spills out of the carpet. When you start digging or scooping you can easily work the stain into the carpet. 

If there are solids on top of the stain, use a spoon or back of the knife to carefully scrape the food toward the middle of the spill and into a white towel and then treat the stain.  

If you treat the stain immediately there is a greater chance that you would be able to clean it with no colour left on your carpet. 

Another thing to consider when cleaning a stain is if you spill liquid never rub them with a paper towel. Scrubbing a stain will damage the fibres and create a fuzzy area. Always blot from the outer edge toward the centre of the stain to avoid spreading the spot and creating a larger problem. 

If you spill liquid never rub them with a paper towel

Scrubbing a stain will damage the fibres and create a fuzzy area. Always blot from the outer edge toward the centre of the stain to avoid spreading the spot and creating a larger problem. 

Use soda and vinegar to clean stains

Yes, it’s true! You can clean some stains using soda and vinegar. Of course, you have to use this trick carefully.

First, pour club soda onto a clean cloth and blot the stain. If the stain appears lighter, repeat with more club soda. If that doesn’t work, mix a one-to-one ratio of white vinegar and water, and pour it into a handheld spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the stained area, then wait 10 or 15 minutes for it to soak in. Next, press a clean, dry sponge down onto the saturated area to soak up the cleaning solution and the diluted stain, too. Repeat this process, if necessary, until the entire stain is gone.

Use shaving cream to clean stains 

Probably it’s hard to believe it but the best carpet cleaner for general stains is ordinary shaving cream. “It will remove just about every type of stain. Apply the shaving cream directly to the stain and let it sit for about 30 minutes,” Tarbox says. Once the shaving cream has been set, blot it up with a dry white cloth.

Finish by spraying the area with a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water, and then wipe away the solution with a cloth.

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  • George Kosev

    George Kossev is a highly experienced and dedicated carpet cleaning specialist with over 15 years of expertise in providing top-quality carpet care solutions. As the owner of Clean Expert, George has built a reputation for excellence, reliability, and unparalleled customer service in the carpet cleaning industry.