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Spot Cleaning Your Carpet

 


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If you have a carpet you know that you will get spots on it. No ifs ands or buts, you will get spots. Read this article for some tips on spot cleaning your carpet when the worst does happen.

The first step in spot cleaning is to scrape away as much of the solid material as possible. Use a dull instrument such as a spoon to gently remove solid material. Never use anything sharp like a knife. The next step is to blot up as much of the spot with a clean white towel or dye free paper towel. Dab, do not rub as that could damage the carpet. Next you will get your spot cleaner out. Before you use any spot cleaner for the first time be sure to test it on a hidden area of your carpet such as a closet. Spray the spot cleaner on a rag and then dab the spot until the stain is removed. You want to dab to avoid damaging the carpet and you want to spray the rag not the carpet to avoid spreading the stain. Work from the outside in until all of the stain is removed. Be careful not to get the area to wet since this can lead to the stain wicking back and returning later. Finally you will let the area dry well before putting it back to use. If possible place a fan on the spot to speed dry it.

That is it, Your carpet is now beautiful again. Regular spot cleaning like this can help you maintain your carpet so that you get the most enjoyment out of it and so it lasts for years. If you can not get a spot out with a general spotter you should call a cleaning professional in instead of trying other chemicals. You do not want to make it worse by playing chemist.

Learn about Nashville, TN carpet cleaners and carpet care at the authors website.

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