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Water: From Friend to Foe for Your Carpet

Adrian Fisher

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Common sense has us all believe that water is the universal cleaning tool. While it is true that water helps dissolve cleaning solutions and we use it to rinse out chemicals, it doesn't mean that water is altogether harmless. Quite on the contrary. Depending on your current location, water and and will turn from friend to foe for your carpet.

Before you turn to professionals and calculate the carpet cleaning prices, please note that this stain type can be easily overcome. The first and foremost question that you need to ask yourself is why does water leave stains in the first place. The answer is simple. Tap water and mineral water for that matter possess tiny particles, which are much more pronounced in hard water. This is why upon drying this water will leave a stain on your carpet. This sediment is alkaline in nature, which means that the best way to remove it through the use of acidic compounds. I, personally, prefer to use all green products, therefore I suggest you buy pure white vinegar, which is highly effective and cheap to use as a cleaning too.

Take the nearest bowl. Size here doesn't matter, but I generally go for cylindrical glasses, which simplify measurements. Fill half with warm water and the other half with the vinegar. Then I pour this in the bowl for easier application. While we are firing fire with fire, or water with water in this instance, please bear in mind that the water has turned from friend to foe. Therefore it is imperative that you do not oversaturate the stained area with more water and just help the stain to spread. For this purpose, please put to use a clean white towel. If you think that perhaps this is too hard a task, please so consider checking carpet cleaning prices . Dip the corner in the solution and very carefully apply to the tip of the fibres. Afterwards, please wait for the area to dry and observe its condition. If you spot still some discolouration, please repeat until the stain has been removed.

In closing, I'd just like to clarify that these tips are for synthetic carpets. Natural fibre carpets tend to complicate the cleaning process, because they display cellulosic staining. If this happens to you, I'd advise you to check various carpet cleaning prices .


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