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Reason For Carpet Cleaning

In my home, I make sure that everything is extra clean and in tip-top shape. I have two lovely children, ages 2 and 5, and I want to keep our house free of bacteria, germs, mold, and allergens so my family can live healthily. One of the first places I start to attack are the carpets and rugs. I bought this house in Alexandria, VA about three years and there has been lots of foot traffic coming in out of the house. We have held family reunions here every year, many Christmas parties, and our pool in the back is a hot spot in the neighborhood. Below I have revealed to you some my favorite carpet cleaning tips.

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To keep a clean home, I make sure to vacuum all of the carpets at least once a week. One trick I found, to freshen up the place, is to prepare a homemade powder to help lift any unwanted odors. This dry clean mix is comprised of baking powder, bay leaves, corn flour, and your favorite potpourriĀ or dried flowers. Crumble all of this and mix it well, then sprinkle it across all of your rugs and carpets. You can use a broom to work it in, then let it sit for about 30 to 45 minutes. After it has had a chance to deodorize, vacuum up everything and enjoy your fresh carpets.

Stain Removal

If a good carpet stain removal solution is what you came looking for then here are some great DIY mixtures to try out in your home. I have personally used all of these and some work better with different stains. It’s important to use a little at first, then wait to see results before you begin to use it on the entire stain. The first mix is a very simple mix that involves using Windex and warm water. The ammonia in the glass cleaner will help work out the stain without leaving a soapy residue. If this doesn’t work then some of these other carpet cleaning solutions carpet cleaning by handmay help. This next one is a classic method that has been used for many years and involves mixing equal parts of vinegar and baking soda. When mixed well it turns into a paste which can be diluted with warm water. Now you can take this solution and scrub it in circular motions across the stain. Let it rest for a few minutes then wash it up with warm water. If that doesn’t work than our last solution surely will. You must mix one gallon of water with 1/2 a cup of home cleaner, 1/2 a cup of fabric softener, and 1 cup of ammonia. This will not only remove all unwanted stains, but it will also help soften the carpets. This solution can also be put in a carpet cleaner machine to make the process easier.

If All Else Fails…

If it seems that all of your efforts are getting you nowhere and your carpets are just not turning out the way you planned, then call in the professional. Make sure to check out what businesses are the best carpet cleaning companies in NOVA. When you find one that suits you make sure to check out their website before calling. Sometimes they offer promotional deals that can only be found online! Good luck folks and remember, “Save Money, Stay Clean!”