There’s a certain amount of terror that comes with owning a lovely thick carpet or rug. The qualities that make them desirable also mean discovering a stain can be a nightmare. Your carpet cleaning worries are unfounded however, as carpet stains can be easily removed. Even though deeper carpets tend to be more difficult to clean than other carpets and rugs, using this simple step-by-step guide you can restore your carpet to its former glory whatever the thickness.
Before you remove stains, you’ve got to spot them. It’s easiest to locate and remove stains on area carpets and rugs if they are well maintained. If you have pets, its best to vacuum the high traffic areas at least once per week.
If you see stains on the carpet or rug, particularly anything left by a pet, they must be addressed as soon as possible. Remove any mess left behind (as much as you can), then dab the stain with a wet paper towel or alcohol-free wet wipe to prevent it from setting into the fibres. Follow this up by using a spray such as, Resolve® Pet Stain Remover trigger, which is specially formulated to remove any residue left behind, and designed to deter pets from soiling the same area again.
For other stains or marks, you can use a foam such as Resolve® High Traffic Foam. Alternatively you could try a mixture of water and a small amount of Resolve® Carpet Cleaning Powder, working the suds into the stain with a soft bristle brush. Allow this solution to soak into the material for between five and ten minutes, and then rinse with a small amount of cold water.
Rug cleaning is just as simple. If it’s a large area rug then lay it down and follow the instructions above, as though it were a carpet. If the rug is smaller, you can mix up a solution of Resolve® and water and submerge the entire rug in the solution. Again, using a bristle brush, scrub the area of the stain until it disappears, then hang the rug out to dry. When the rug or carpet is ready, simply give it a vacuum.
Certain stains can leave behind an unwanted smell even after they’re gone. If you notice any lingering odours, simply sprinkle the area with quality carpet cleaners such as the Resolve® Deep Clean Powder. This helps to remove the tough ground-in dirt and dust trapped deep in the pile. Rub the powder into the carpet or rug with a soft brush and allow the powder to sit for about twenty minutes. Then simply vacuum the rug until all the residue is removed. This will not only keep the rug smelling fresh, but also make it exceptionally soft due to the conditioning ingredients.
Follow this Resolve® guide to looking after your carpets and rugs, and you can enjoy the luxuriant softness that a carpet provides, whatever your preferred thickness, without the worry or the hassle.