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09/08/2016

How to Reduce and Remove Carpet Stains With These At-Home Tips

Whether you're a new carpet owner or have been living with carpet forever, these carpet care tips from Dupage Cleanpro can help keep your carpet stain-free.

Use Doormats to Keep Dirt Out

When it comes to preventing carpet stains, doormats can prove to be very effective. Using doormats at entryways can help reduce the presence of dirt, mud, water, and other outdoor elements in your carpet. Although doormats are small, they can provide a very effective barrier between your home and stain causing elements. Ensure that your family and your guests wipe off their shoes on the doormats before entering your home. Some dirt or moisture may remain on shoes, so to minimize the appearance of stains on your carpet you can also have guests remove their shoes at the door if they're comfortable doing so.

Invest in a Good Vacuum

Vacuuming your carpet is essential when it comes to preventing carpet stains. Taking care of this task regularly can help reduce the amount of dirt and other contaminants affecting your carpet's appearance and odor. Vacuuming should be taken care of at least a couple times a week, especially if you have pets and children in your home. However, it's important to understand that not all vacuums perform equally. You don't have to purchase the newest vacuum model, doing some simple research can help you find a great vacuum at a reasonable price. Most newer vacuum models offer great suction and a selection of tools that will help you clean all those hard to reach areas.

Understand Your Carpet

Many people may think that all carpet is made of the same material and therefore all cleaning techniques will work on any style of carpeting. This assumption is quite far from the truth. Carpets are made of different materials and may have different pile types, lengths, and colors. When you purchase your carpet be sure it comes with a manual from the manufacturer in order to understand your specific carpet type. A care manual will help you understand the best methods to employ when caring for your carpet and when treating stains without causing any serious damage to your new investment.

Have Your Carpet Professionally Cleaned

Professional carpet cleanings are not a luxury, they are a necessary part of carpet maintenance. Even if your carpets are looking alright, a professional carpet cleaning will be needed at least a couple times a year to remove stains, reduce odors, and keep you carpets looking like new. Most carpet manufacturers require professional carpet cleanings at least once a year in order to keep your warranty active. Before hiring a carpet cleaning service be sure they provide the services required by your warranty. If your carpet is due for its next professional carpet cleaning,  Dupage Cleanpro can take care of it for you. Their natural carpet cleaning system will make your carpet look and smell great while keeping everyone in your home safe. Contact Dupage Cleanpro at (630) 244- 8449 for more information about their services.

Treat Stains Right Away

No matter what you do, carpet stains are bound to happen. The next time someone accidentally spills something on your carpet, be sure to act right away to remove the stain. No matter what the stain is, your best bet is to treat the stain as soon as it happens. Waiting will allow the stain to dry and set, making it harder to remove.

Test Carpet Cleaners

Most stains can be removed using products you already have in your home, such as mild dish soap, mild detergent, vinegar, and water. If you do choose to use a store bought carpet cleaner, be sure to test it on a small, hidden part of your carpet before applying it to a stain. Testing it will allow you to see how it works and help prevent damaging large parts of your carpet if the product is too harsh.

Treat Stains Using the Correct Technique

Before attacking a stain be sure you know how to approach it. Liquid stains should be absorbed using a clean washcloth before applying products to the area. Start absorbing the stain from the outside and work your way towards the center of it. This will help prevent the stain from spreading. Once it's time to start applying a cleaning solution, avoid soaking your carpet. Instead, use a clean washcloth dipped in the cleaning solution and carefully apply the product to the stain. Never rub a stain since this will cause the stain to spread and can damage your carpet fibers.

Perform Regular Maintenance

As mentioned earlier, regular carpet maintenance will help your carpet stay in top shape. Vacuuming not only helps remove contaminants from your carpet, it can also help prevent stains caused by these. Treat stains as soon as you notice them and don't put off professional carpet cleanings. Carpet maintenance isn't a lot of work as long as you keep up with it regularly.

Professional Carpet Cleaning Service

For the best carpet cleaning servicecontact DuPage Cleanpro. Give them a call at (630) 244- 8449 to find out more about their unique and natural carpet cleaning system and all the services they provide.

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