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04/08/2016

Get Your Carpets Clean This Spring

As you make your way through your spring cleaning checklist, don't forget that your carpets also need some care this season. DuPage Cleanpro in Naperville has some simple deep cleaning tips to help you get started.

Vacuum Your Carpet

Before you get started on any deep cleaning, start by removing dirt and other debris on the surface or near the surface of your carpet. Start up your vacuum and give your carpet a through cleaning. Although you may take care of vacuuming regularly in your home, make sure you're more detailed and thorough this time around. Remove furniture from the room you're working on in order to ensure you reach every nook and cranny. For carpets with longer fiber, like shag carpeting, use the arm attachment on your vacuum. This will allow you to get a deeper, more effective clean while also protecting the carpet fibers. For the best clean, empty your vacuum bin or replace your vacuum bag before they're full. Do this outdoors to prevent dust from making its way back into your carpet.

Spot Treat Carpet Stains

Carpets may be a bit tricky to keep completely clean, especially if you have small children or pets in your home. Ideally, spills and other accidents should be treated right away to prevent stains and odors from sticking to your carpets, but we all know this isn't always possible. If you're looking at a particular stain that you think you're stuck with for life, this may not be the case after all. There are two very easy solutions you can try to remove set in carpet stains. The first solution requires that you pour a small amount of white vinegar onto the stain and then sprinkle some baking soda over it. Don't get scared when the solution starts to bubble, this is normal. You can either leave the solution until it dries and then vacuum it or blot the stain with a clean washcloth and then vacuum the area. To create the second solution simply mix together one part vinegar with two parts water in a spray bottle. Spray the stain with the solution and place a damp, clean rag onto the area. Use an iron on the steam setting to iron the area for about thirty seconds. If your stain isn't completely removed on the first attempt, repeat the steps until you're satisfied. If you're not looking forward to cleaning your carpets this season, a professional carpet cleaning service in Naperville can help you get the job done. Contact us at DuPage Cleanpro in Naperville at (630) 244- 8449 to schedule your spring carpet cleaning. Our team of experts will get your carpet back to its best!

Employ the Steam Cleaner

Once you've treated individual stains, it's time to take on the whole carpeted area. If you have a steam cleaner at home, you know just how much they can do for your carpet. Instead of using a store bought cleaning solution, create your own natural solution at home. Mix equal parts water and white vinegar and throw the solution into the steam cleaner. If you're afraid your carpet might smell like vinegar, add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil into the mix for a nice smell. For areas that need extra work, simply add more vinegar to your solution.

Keep Your Carpets Fresh

There is no doubt that your carpets will feel and smell great after a deep cleaning, but what about all the time in between? Keeping your carpets smelling great doesn't have to be hard, it's actually quite easy. If your carpets are not smelling great or are even a bit stinky, it's time to pull out the baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda onto your carpet and sweep the area with a broom to help the baking soda go beyond the surface. Next sprinkle more baking soda onto the surface and let it sit at least over night. For more pungent odors, allow the baking soda to sit for longer. When you're ready to remove it, start by sweeping up the excess and then vacuum your carpet to suck up the rest. If you want to remove pungent odors and add a pleasant scent to you carpet, you can achieve this with baking soda and essential oil. In a shaker, mix together a cup of baking soda and 10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Shake the mixture onto your carpet and let it sit for 10 minutes before vacuuming.

Professional Carpet Cleaning Near Me in Naperville

Don't put off your next carpet cleaning any longer! Contact DuPage Cleanpro in Naperville and ask about our specialized carpet cleaning system. Give us a call at (630) 244- 8449 to schedule your carpet cleaning and learn more about our services.

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