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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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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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How to Make Your House Look Pristine?

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Your sweet home should look beautifully decorated to draw the attention of visitors every time when they pay a visit. There are plenty of advanced green cleaning methods to protect floors, walls, furniture and other household equipment in order to kill harmful germs. It’s essential to take care of every aspect of the house in terms of keeping the indoor environment healthy and breathable. The most feasible option is to hire a professional cleaning expert as they have an in-depth skill set about various procedures of Green Cleaning. Tips for clean upholstery For upholstered furniture like the soft sofas, bean…

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darker color carpets

Advantages of Darker Color Carpets

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Carpets are available in all types of colors in the market. There are lighter colors as well as darker ones. Lighter color carpets include colors of blue, light brown, golden etc while darker colors comprise of maroon, dark brown and all other darker shades of any color. All these types of carpets have their unique characteristics and all look beautiful and elegant when used with good creative decorative surroundings. Decorative surroundings include, the furniture, curtains and other decorative material which you like to put on the carpets. Among all these colors, people mostly use dark colors in carpets due to…

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spinach dip stains

Cleaning Spinach Dip Stains From Your Carpet

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Cleaning the stains and spots on your carpet can be a very big challenge for many homeowners. It is really tough to do this yet it is very important if you want to preserve the way that your carpet looks. Stains on the carpet happen for a number of reasons but the main issues that homeowners are dealing with come from food stains. Spilling food on the carpet can be a major pain so knowing how to clean it up properly is essential. One kind of carpet cleaning problem that homeowners don’t want to face is getting spinach dip stains…

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carpet odors

How to Remove Spoiled Milk Smell

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The odor of spoiled milk is traditionally very difficult to remove. Fortunately, there are some relatively simple and inexpensive solutions. The sooner you clean the smelly spot, the greater your chances of restoring a fresh scent to your room, house, refrigerator, and house-on-wheels. Aside from that, the smell of spoiled milk can be quite hard to remove on your clothes, especially your baby’s clothes, since babies have frequent access to milk and are most likely to spill milk on their clothes. Baby clothes can be expensive and the kids grow out of them before they can possibly wear them. Often…

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How Soon Should You Have Your New Carpet Cleaned?

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Let’s say you buy a new pair of jeans and start wearing them every day. How soon should you wash them for the first time? If you normally wash a particular pair of jeans once-a-week, should you wait one month before washing the first time? Of course not. So why do people wait two or three years or longer before getting their carpet cleaned for the first time when normally they have their carpet cleaned every year or two? I’m glad you asked because I know the answer! Back in the 1960’s, professional carpet cleaners used high ph shampoo to…

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spaghetti stains

Removing Spaghetti Stains From Carpet

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Spaghetti sauce is one of the most difficult stains to remove. Most people have probably ended up with spaghetti stains on their shirt and pants. The problem with spaghetti sauce is the acidic red color from the tomatoes. Although, this is a natural dye it can be quite difficult to remove from just about anything. Most clothing is made from natural materials (cotton, wool etc…) and will soak up the dye in tomatoes. This applies to more natural carpet fibers (wool carpet) and will be more difficult to remove. The bottom line is that natural dyes adhere to natural fabrics,…

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