Carpet is wonderful. There is nothing quite like throwing your feet over the side of the bed in the morning, plopping your feet down, and burying your toes into that plush, warm pile. But if there is one thing we can all agree on that isn't so great about carpets, it's the stains. Stains are an unfortunate, and unavoidable part of having carpet, but if you know a few tricks, it's really not all that bad. Here's a few tips from the pros at About Floors n' More from our Jacksonville showrooms to help you get rid of some of the more annoying stains you're likely to come across in everyday life.
First of all, there are a few things you need to do, no matter what the stain, to make sure you clean your stains without making them worse. It's important to clean the stain as soon as you can. The longer it sits the more likely it is to dry or set in.
Always be sure to blot the stain to begin with. This will help you keep the stain from spreading further on your carpet. The trick is to gently dab up as much of the stain as possible before cleaning it more deeply. Try to remove as much moisture as possible when dabbing. Avoid scrubbing.
Be sure to use the minimum amount of cleaning product as possible. This helps the spot dry faster, and will cut down on the risk of spreading the stain, as well as to deny mold the opportunity to take hold. You might also want to use a fan or hairdryer to dry it more quickly.
These general techniques can be applied with whatever cleaning solution choice you make. Dish soap and water is great for greasy stains, hydrogen peroxide is great for blood, and club soda is good for beer and wine stains.
Of course, if you don't want to have to worry much about staining your carpet, you could just use one of the stain resistant carpet options available on the market today. SmartStrand™ Silk, for instance, is an extremely stain resistant carpet available on the market today. If you're looking for stain resistant carpet in the Jacksonville, FL area, come on down to our showroom and let our knowledgeable staff help you find a style and material that's right for you, and avoid the hassle of stains altogether.