Whether you are leasing an apartment or you own a house, the place you return to at the end of the day has only one name . . . home. Your home is your sanctuary. It protects you from the elements, provides you with a place to sleep and spend time with your loved ones. Because it gives you so much, it is only natural to feel a sense of pride about your home.
You keep leaves off the front porch and you water your lawn, but how much attention do you pay to your carpet?Your carpet takes more abuse than any other part of your home. Your feet walk back and forth across it day after day and year after year.
A quick vacuuming once a week will remove any surface level dirt, but accidents happen. A spilled drink, a cut finger or a nervous pet can leave a stain on both your carpet and the pride you feel for your home. Don’t let the care and attention you give to your home go to waste. Instead, follow these easy steps when you’re dealing with a potential stain.
- Act Sooner Rather Than Later
If a stain has time to set in your carpet, the harder it can be to remove. As soon as an accident occurs, stop what you’re doing and address the situation.
- Use The Right Tools For The Job
To save you time (and money) a few tools should always be nearby to help with stain removal.
- A clean white cloth
- A spray bottle
- An eye-dropper
- A medium bristle brush
- A soft bristle brush
Different types of stains require different methods to remove them. A large stain might need a spray bottle to completely cover and treat the stain, but a single drop of blood on your carpet might be better served with an eye-dropper to apply stain remover. Owning a variety of stain removing tools will help make sure you have what you need to get the job done.
- Call A Professional
Sometimes a stain might be too difficult to remove on your own. If that’s the case, call a professional carpet cleaner to remove the stain for you. A professional carpet cleaner can not only remove a stain, but also apply a protector to your carpet which will help resist any soiling from dirt or liquids in the near future.
Take as much pride in your carpet as you do in the rest of your home. Act quickly when an accident happens, have the right tools on hand to remove a stain, and call a professional when required.