Summer is coming and the kids will be home more during the day. Carpet cleaning is going to become increasingly harder with the heavier traffic. In typical kid fashion, you can add spilled drinks and mud stains to the mix as well. I hate the constant battle of trying to keep our carpets cleaned. It just seems never-ending!
My two boys and dog have done more damage to our carpets than I even realize. When you see it daily, you can’t tell how bad it’s gotten. The carpet becomes matted down, dust collects in the corners and even the color changes.
After four years in this home, I knew it was time for our first professional carpet cleaning. I reached out to Sears Carpet Cleaning of Atlanta to help restore some life back into our carpets. It was amazing how the cleaning removed all the long term stains and protected the carpet fibers. I could see a visible difference and feel it too. The service was stellar and they worked around our busy family. Calling upon Sears will help prolong the lifetime of our home’s carpet.
Between professional cleanings though, spot treatment is an awesome way to remove those pesky stains, that pop up from accidents- like those “fun” memories you’ll create this Summer. Take Notes, Moms, these are the 5 carpet cleaning secrets you didn’t know!
5 Carpet Cleaning Secrets Every Mom Needs to Know
- You can’t treat natural fiber carpet the same as synthetic. You can’t use the same products on natural fibers and synthetic. For synthetic carpet spot treatment, use 1/4 tsp. clear liquid dishwashing detergent in 1 cup lukewarm water. For natural fiber, 1/4 cup white vinegar with 1/4 cup water.
- Blot a stain, don’t rub. Your natural reaction may be to rub a stain, but gently blot a stain to lift away after applying the treatment. You don’t want to rub it deeper into the carpets.
- Let mud stains dry. Kids and pets track in mud, let it dry first. Then you can vacuum it up before applying your cleaning solution.
- Harden gum before removing. If you have a teenager constantly chewing gum, you’re bound to have a gum stain. Harden the gum with ice, break it into piece and scrape it up with a dull knife. Then you can remove any remaining residue.
- Baking soda and vinegar react together to remove a stain. Pour a little vinegar onto the stain, sprinkle baking soda over the top and let it react together through bubbling. Blot with a damp cloth and let dry, then you can vacuum.
Of course, the easiest way to keep your carpets clean is to let the kids play outside. Call me mean Mommy, but once they come in, it’s shoes off. My carpets look brand new after Sear’s cleaned them and I want them to stay that way all Summer long!
Disclosure: I received complimentary carpet cleaning from Sears Carpet Cleaning & Air Duct Cleaning Atlanta, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
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