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Removing pet’s poo of the carpet

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Carpet stains

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Removing pet’s residues is not an easy task and should not definitely be done by spraying antibacterial solution on the carpet and the scrubbing it, this will only get your carpet more stained and will make the problem worse. Furthermore one should always avoid over moisturizing the carpet, as this can only make problem worse by spreading poo in to your underlay and even deeper if way to much water will be used.

Solution: using antibacterial solution, like dettol or equivalent chemical mix it with mater (make sure that your carpet will not discolor under the chemical, You should always test the solution on some carpet sample that will not be visible and you don’t mind having it bit lighter or otherwise not evenly colored.

Once you have the solution done and your carpet testing is showing that carpet will withstand solution you can start working on the stain with solution and sponge that will extract as much poo as you can. Once no more is coming off, simply sprinkle the stain with your solution and then sprinkle it with backing soda (backing soda will absorb much of the chemicals and poo). One this had few hours to dry out, simply vacuum the surface and repeat the process until you are satisfied with results, it will take some time to get tot pristine condition.

If you are living in Wales areas, you can also  cal specialists dealing with carpets cleaning: you can find one at www.dmcarpetclean.co.uk 


Wine cleaning after party

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Cleaning whine or any other drinks may not be easy task after party, however it should be done immediately after the accident happens as this is essential for the success if you do not want to hire expensive carpet cleaner that may charge you anything from £30 to £40 for single cleaning of stain (that is what I usually charge).  I enjoy working with wine sometimes, as this is easy job to conduct if it is still fresh.

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Otherwise it takes for ever to get it out and if carpet is very creamy and  already dry it may prove to be almost impossible to get it removed from carpet.

That is why you should never let it dry before getting it out, best way to get red wine out is to use paper towels to suck it out of the carpet, never ever rub it in to the carpet with any time of sponge or something like that. It will not produce any good results fro you. Using white wine to dissolve your red wine spillage may be beneficial and produce some good results.

Try to avid anybody walking on the area is you are not intending to have it done on the day of accident, walking can only smear the wine all over the carpet and get it dipper in to the underlay and wood work of the carpet.

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Not just for Cakes

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Using baking soda to get out some types of stain can be great alternative to having them visible in your living room, that is why one should always be aware of power that is in your kitchen not only to get better mood after bad day:)

smelly stains – those are best dealt with baking soda applied on the carpet, this will basically get out any moisture that is int he carpet from stain. However before you do this, you have to get out some of the organic matter that is in the fiber. Use vinegar for this very task, mix it with water 1/2 (warm water). Apply on the stain and give it some time to work on it, after 10 min sprinkle baking soda on the surface that you are working with. Baking soda will extract moisture with any organic matter and at this same time will be fighting the smell that could have build up.

Do not over-soak – this is very important, make sure to use only enough vinegar to get through surface of the carpet, no deeper as this will cause more problems in the future then solutions. you have to be very careful when it comes to using any water on your carpets, if you get to much, it will go through carpet and in to the woodwork or carpet underlay. Which will prove to be very damaging.


Tips for Carpet Cleaning

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Carpets play a major role in the interior decoration. It gives the personal feel and touch of the person who lives in the living space. And the same time it is important to keep the carpets cleaned regularly in order to maintain high level of health and safety of the inhabitants.

Carpets can easily retain dirt, grime dust and germs before it looks dirty. So it is very important to clean them before they get dirty.

1)      Vacuum the carpets at least every week. If you are living in a tropical climate or a town house exposed to city traffic it may require much more frequent cleaning than that. If you overlook the carpet cleaning it will collect the dirt and grime and it would lead to the shorten the life span of the carpet. When the grime and dirt is build up in the carpet it can easily damage the carpet fibers by fraying them. Even if you clean the carpet once a week make sure that you clean around the baseboards and hard to reach areas once in two weeks to prolong the use of the carpet.

2)      Clean the carpets when you can spend plenty of time and attention to it. Never clean your carpets when you are in a hurry. Such an obligatory quick carpet cleaning would not be enough to remove the dirt that are deeply embedded. Make sure to run the vacuum cleaner several times over the same surface area in different directions. Cleaning in such a criss cross pattern will make sure all the grime is removed.

3)      If the carpet is smelly or gives a damp smell, sprinkle some baking soda or a deoderisng product about 15 – 20 minutes before the vacuuming. It will help to eliminate the bad odour. In fact you do not have to wait until the carpet get smelly and fills the room with a bad odour. You can do this once a month even if there is no particular odour in order to maintain the carpet.

4)      If you spill any liquid that may stain the carpet clean them as soon as you can. Do not let the liquid sink deep into the carpet and create a steady stain. If possible try to attend immediately. Maybe if you are entertaining friends or family it will be a little bit rude to clean the carpet immediately but attend to it as soon as you can. When you use a cleaning liquid make sure it will not fade or damage your carpet. First try it on a small spot and see how the carpet reacts to the cleaning product. It is a good idea to do the spot test on some area of the carpet that maybe covered by a piece of furniture such as the coffee table. So even if the cleaning product fades the carpet it will not be noticeable.

5)      If you own a new carpet and plan to apply soil retardants, first of all carefully read the instructions of the manufacturer. Use the products that are recommended for your carpets. These soil retardants are treating the carpet with a chemical layer that helps the fibers of the carpet to resist stains and discolouration. Such treatments definitely lengthen the life span of the carpet. But you have to make sure it will not damage the fibers of the carpet.

About the author: Jane Taylor is an interior designer who is experienced in providing interior designing tips and advices. These days she is writing articles on TV picture frame designs.