set in carpet stains

Removing Set In Carpet Stains With An Iron

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Did you know you can easily remove set in carpet stains only using an iron and a simple to make cleaning solution that you can make from common household items? Here’s how to do it. Ingredients: White Vinegar Water Spray Bottle Old Light Colored Towel Add 1 part white vinegar to 3 parts water in a spray bottle, mix it up good. Spray the stain with the solution then lay an old, light-colored towel on top of the stain. Apply the iron, on the highest steam setting, over the towel and watch the stain transfer from your carpet to your…

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carpet odors

How to Fix a Smelly Carpet

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Does your house smell like a locker room or dirty sweat socks? Whether your whole house has smelly carpet or just a room or two, the odor can be overwhelming. Common carpet odors range from cat urine and smoke odors to mildew and that oh-so-pungent sweaty sock smell. Steam cleaning the carpets oftentimes makes the smell worse, especially if the water isn’t properly extracted during the process. In fact, your carpet may not have been overly smelly until after a water mishap. Wet carpets are generally smelly carpets. If you think about it, all the dirt, debris, spills, and pet…

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vinegar

Cleaning Up Spilled Vinegar On The Carpet

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Vinegar can be used in a lot of different ways inside your home. It is primarily used as a kitchen ingredient to help make some dishes nice and flavorful. It is also sometimes utilized to remove stains and spots on your clothes or fabric as it can be a really good substitute for commercial cleaning agents. Sadly, if you spill vinegar on the carpet, it can create a spot and leave behind a strong smell which will be unflattering for your carpet. While vinegar is good when combined with water and some other household items to create a cleaning solution,…

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wet carpet

DIY Ways to Dry a Wet Carpet

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When our homes are plagued by flooding, leaking and other disasters which lead to the unwanted entry of water, we find ourselves weighed down with the problem of having a wet carpet. Having a wet carpet is a big inconvenience. After all, the presence of water in the carpet can be very destructive. Since the material from which carpets are usually made is absorbent, the moisture stays in there for a long time. This can encourage the growth and reproduction of molds and mildew. To avoid the further deterioration of the carpet, it is important to dry the carpet right…

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cotton area rugs

Benefit of Buying Cotton Area Rugs

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There are many different types of material used to produce area rugs and cotton is one of the best material used to make floor rugs. There are several advantages to buy area floor mats made of cotton. They are natural Cotton is a naturally harvested from the bolls of the cotton plants. After harvesting the airy fiber, it is spun and the fiber becomes a string. Some families which are allergic to synthetic or wool material, hence cotton is ideal for such curing these medical conditions. It is also an extremely comfortable material that provides a great feel and warmth….

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mudcloth

How To Care For Your Mudcloth

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The African mud cloth is an intriguing piece of artwork that has been made for centuries. Originally from the nation of Mali, the cotton-based fabric is a cultural treasure, and the unique designs that adorn it are handmade by African artisans. Once the cotton strips are sewn together on a loom, they are then stitched together by a professional tailor, so that the cloth becomes large enough to suit various functions, such as for curtains, furniture covers, or clothing. The delicate process of making and painting a mudcloth involves many coats of using fermented mud which was gathered from local…

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flooring

How to Clean Different Types of Flooring in Your Home

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Confused about which cleaning method is best for you floor? Some cleaning solutions can work wonders on one kind of floor and wreak havoc on another. We thought we’d make it that little bit easier. So whatever your floor type, check out our top tips on how to keep them ship-shape. Carpets and Tiles Regular vacuuming is essential for carpets, as it prevents loose dirt and grit from working into the carpet pile where it will damage the fibres. Upright vacuum cleaners are best, especially those with revolving brushes to dislodge embedded dirt. Use the suction head for loop-pile carpets,…

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vacuum cleaner belts

Why Do My Vacuum Cleaner Belts Break?

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Snap! There goes another one. To avoid this from happening, I will go over a few tips that will help prevent belt breakage from occurring. Whether your vacuum cleaner is an upright or a canister with an electric power head, it most likely has a belt. Belts are simply bands of rubber made a specific size to work with specific machines. There are many different sizes for the thousands of vacuum cleaners that exist in households today. One of the first things to look for when trying to fix a problem with a belt is to make sure that the…

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upholstery cleaning

Upholstery Cleaning Facts For Consumers

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Did you know there are many different types of carpet and upholstery fabrics and fibers, and they all have their own individual cleaning requirements? Additionally depending on the type of soils localized furniture cleaning with the right chemical is essential, and this should occur before commencing a general upholstery cleaning process, to get the best results on your expensive upholstery every time! By far the easiest fabric to clean is micro-suede commonly known as microfibre suede. Some upholstery cleaners call themselves “Micro-Suede Specialists” but this is a joke as micro-suede cleans up like brand new almost every time! The only…

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silk

Silk: The Pros and the Cons

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Silk is one of the more sensual fabrics that is often used throughout the home for everything from curtains to a designer upholstery material for walls and furniture. One of the primary benefits of this material remains the elegant appearance and the classical yet luxurious look that it instantly adds to any home. There are quite a few benefits to investing in silk, or even faux silk. There are also quite a few downfalls that customers should be aware of before spending their hard earned money. Wear and Tear: Silk is known for showing normal wear and tear easier than…

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