04 January 2013

Green Carpet Cleaning Tips

Most carpet cleaners contain toxic ingredients including petroleum solvents and artificial fragrances. Choose cleaners that will be safe for your family and the environment. Pick a green carpet cleaning service like abc carpet cleaning for periodic whole carpet cleaning and use these spot cleaning tips to keep your carpets and rugs fresh in between.

1. Oil- When you get any kind of oil or grease on your rug sprinkle baking soda and let it soak it up. Then vacuum it up. It should remove the whole stain. Repeat if necessary.

2. Gum- If you are unfortunate enough to get a lump of gum ground into your rug then act quick. It will continue to collect dirt and will get even harder to remove over time. Lay an ice cube over it and let the gum freeze. Then remove it in chunks. Repeat if necessary.

3. Juice- Start by soaking up all the juice with a towel. Then use a 50/50 vinegar/hot water solution to clean it up. Use a rag or wash cloth to scrub the area. The rinse and ring out in solution. You can even spray the solution on.

4. Urine- Just like any liquid soak up as much as you can with a towel. Then pour straight hydrogen peroxide onto it. Soak it up again with a new towel. If it still smells you can repeat it or try a vinegar/water solution. You can also try a natural enzyme cleaner like BacOut by BioKleen. *Be sure to do a color test for peroxide. I've used it on all sorts of surfaces and never had a problem, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

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