Wednesday, 27 July 2011

How to Remove Old Carpet Stains Effectively

The longer a stain sits on a carpet, the more firmly it sticks to the fibers. The stain may set-in the carpet deeply over time, making the cleaning task close to impossible. However, there is no way to know whether a particular stain is removable if you don't try to remove it. Baking soda has many uses, and one of them is to lift stains. Try the described cleaning method involving baking soda before you give up on your carpet.

  1. Get the following items: vacuum cleaner, bowl, baking soda, water, spoon, paper towels and a heavy object.
  2. Vacuum the carpet to get rid of loose dirt and hair. It is much easier to clean up a carpet stain after the area has been thoroughly vacuumed, according to carpet cleaning Clapham team.
  3. Mix 1 cup of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of water in a bowl. Stir the mixture until a homogeneous paste, thick like toothpaste, forms. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time to make a more pasty solution, if necessary.
  4. Use a spoon to spread the paste onto the stained area. Gently rub the paste into the carpet fibers using your fingers. This helps the paste to penetrate into the carpet without damaging the fibers.
  5. Leave the paste on the carpet, and cover the stain with five to eight paper towels. Use a heavy object to weigh the towels down. According to carpet cleaning Clapham squad, this helps absorb the stain form the carpet. Wait for several hours, and vacuum up the baking soda crumbs.


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