Hang the area rug on a clothesline. Take a stick and gently stroke the rug with it. This would ensure that any remaining dirt in the carpet gets removed. If the area rug is very large, involve your family members in the cleaning process as well and ask them to hold the two ends of the rug, while you stroke it with a stick!
In almost every case, the easiest thing to do would be to simply throw the damaged carpet out and start all over again with new, but for some reason, there are folks who exist in this world who feel it necessary to do all they can to save their carpeting. The good news is, it can be done. The bad news is, once you do it, you may find yourself convinced that throwing it out should have been your first choice.
Since about 1869, different carpet cleaning machines have been designed. Early carpet cleaners were gas powered, horse drawn machines. Giant hoses were fed from the street into the house through the window. This apparatus was about the same size as the fire engines of the day. Another system for cleaning carpet consisted of a huge ‘house vacuum’. This monstrosity was placed in the cellar. Pipes connected to each room. The Frank Lloyd Wright May house in Grand Rapids has been painstakingly restored to its 1920’s grandeur. This house has a ‘house vacuum’ system. Obviously only the very wealthy could afford such luxury. Most just kept beating and sneezing.
If you need to replace your home’s baseboards, you might want to consider putting in synthetic baseboards instead of a wood base. Synthetic baseboards are more resistant to moisture than traditional wood baseboards, which can reduce future water damage. You should also consider using galvanized nails instead of regular nails, because they will not rust if they are submerged in floodwaters.
Child accidents can occur on anything from carpet to bedding or clothes. Home remedies to control urine odor should be your first line of defense in treating the smells. Many are so effective you won’t need to pay for more expensive products or services. Remember that even all-natural products like vinegar may trigger allergic reactions in some people; proceed with caution.
In addition, sometimes you are frustrated in cleaning a certain stain. In this case, there are some things that you can do when you want to clean a certain stain that is difficult to be removed. For instance, when there is an ink stain, you should clean it directly by blotting up the excess ink. You can clean it by using cream of tartar and lemon juice. Additionally, you can also use isopropyl alcohol.
No one of these steps is more important than the next, and they should all be taken into account when looking for a carpet cleaner. The first cleaning will tell you a lot, and be sure to ask about any guarantees of money back or re-cleaning should you not be satisfied. A competent and capable carpet cleaning company should be prepared for these questions, and should accommodate all your needs and concerns.