Spring is almost here and we are all excited about the new season, the longer and sunnier days, the cheerful mood. With days getting longer and the spring energy and inspiration we are starting to experience, we all are starting to plan serious spring cleaning strategies and how to refresh our homes and workplaces. Of course, now more than ever we feel motivated to take care of every single task and to clean every single nook and corner around the place, but do we make that really? We often forget about and miss some places and because of that spring cleaning guides come always on handy to remind us what have to be done and how it has to be done properly.
Carpet cleaning, upholstery and rug cleaning are one of those tasks we are a real procrastinators about. However, what better time to pay attention to these tasks than spring, really? With spring cleaning comes our energy and enthusiasm to do more and do it more properly, so here are a few simple ways to refresh your carpet and prepare it for the upcoming seasons!
First things first, spring is a wonderful time of the year, but a real nightmare for people that suffer allergies. We open up doors and windows to welcome the new season and that way a lot of dust is entering the house. And dust always comes with allergens. Carpets are known for being great at attracting and holding on dust, debris and allergens and because of that, a regular maintenance is important, especially during springtime. Make sure you vacuum your carpet daily in order to remove all the dust and dirt.
With spring our pets tend to be more out-going than ever! Gone are the days when the cat and the dog rested peacefully in a quiet and warm corner, now they want to go outside and enjoy the warm weather. However, when they enter back the house, they are coming with a lot of dirt and debris and they can leave stains from all sorts. In addition, pet urine is really a deal breaker for the carpet and scrubbing it intensively won’t help a lot, but just help it penetrate deep into the fibres of the carpet. Then what to do? The acidity and nasty smell of pet urine and other stains that your pets may leave are successfully neutralised with baking soda. Sprinkle a handful of baking soda on the spot and leave it to absorb the excess moisture, then vacuum and you can treat the remaining stain with a specially designed for carpets cleaning product. You can mix baking soda with a bit of water until paste consistency, or use club soda to pour over the stain and let it do its magic. Remember to attack stains as soon as possible and never scrub them intensively, just blot them.
Finally, if your carpet smells strange, baking soda is once again your saver. Ensure a fresher look and feel by sprinkling the whole carpet with baking soda, letting it neutralise the nasty smell for a few hours, overnight if it is possible and then vacuum the remaining powder. That is all really!
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