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4 DIY Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaning Tips
Hi, my name is Ben Clark. I have two roles in life; one of them is being a business owner, the other is being a dad.
You might be shocked at how similar both of these roles can be. On one hand, I clean up messes at home while on the other, well you get the point.
Today I want to talk to you about cleaning up those messy spills that are all-but inevitable. You may be interested to know that my business is a
. I am literally an expert at cleaning up spills! I will teach you some little-known tricks on getting stains out of your carpets. Best of all, these are eco-friendly and inexpensive. I'll show you how to use common household goods to remove most stains out of your carpets. ...Enjoy.
#1: Use Table Salt:
This trick is one of my favorites. Salt is highly absorbent, which means it will absorb stains. Next time you spill a cup of strawberry lemonade on your carpet, dump a pile of salt on top of the stain. The salt will soak up most of the moisture, and you will probably be able to scrub out the rest. I recommend you use a vacuum to clean up the salt. The trick here is to give the salt enough time to do it's job. Let the salt sit there for about 15 minutes before you touch it. If the stain still appears to be "soggy" repeat this process until the salt you put down stops changing colors.
#2: Stains Are Sour:
The good news is, your stain-remover is equally sour. Did you know that a mixture of vinegar and water do a good job at removing smelly stains like pet urine? You can also use this to clean up coffee and wine. I recommend you use a spray bottle to apply the mixture on your stain and you can scrub up the spot with a cloth.
#3: A Proper Meal:
Do you have a grease stain? I bet you didn't know that it can be cleaned with cornmeal. Cover your stain with a healthy dose of cornmeal and wait about 30 minutes. Vacuum up the "meal" and repeat.
#4: One Last Secret:
Lastly, I'll share a little-known secret about carpet care. Most stains are actually set by improperly cleaning them.
Regardless of how you clean a stain, do not use colored soap. If you pour red dish soap over a stain, it will NOT fix your problem. Also, stains are exceptionally susceptible to dirt. Go to great lengths to keep kids or pets from walking over the stain. If you have plain soap, you can use that and a damp cloth to scrub your floor.
That's it! I hope these tips will help you. Next time your son/daughter drops a pile of spaghetti sauce on the floor, just smile and get to work. Best of luck.
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