5 Carpet Cleaning Tips

Apr 8, 2022 | Carpet Cleaning

hand running over carpet in murrieta

You’ve just had your carpets cleaned by Temecula Valley Chem-Dry, but that doesn’t mean dirt and other particles will never be tracked in your home once more. To keep your home’s carpets looking their best, it’s important that they receive regular cleaning maintenance. This is especially true during the period of time in between carpet cleaning appointments from Temecula Valley Chem-Dry.

Maybe you have an upcoming gathering at your home or just want to freshen up its interior look, Temecula Valley Chem-Dry can provide you with some help with this month’s cleaning tips. A lot of these cleaning tips can be executed rather easily from common household items that you may already own. You’ll be amazed at how their simplicity can help you accomplish some drastic cleaning results for your home!


Our Favorite Hacks for Carpet Cleaning

During our time cleaning carpets throughout Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar, Canyon Lake, Winchester, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, San Jacinto, and Perris, we’ve gained invaluable knowledge about which carpet cleaning methods work best for homeowners to include in their cleaning routines. Our team of carpet cleaning technicians wanted to share a few of these tips with you to keep your carpets in their best shape possible.


Tip 1: The Ice Cube Lifter

Moving furniture around on carpeted areas is a great way to freshen up the look of any room. However, once you’ve moved the furniture you’ve likely noticed that your carpet has deep imprints from furniture legs. These spots can be distracting and clearly signal where your furniture once was.

Our team of technicians recommend putting an ice cube on top of these dents. Once the cube has melted, gently dab away any left behind water with a white cloth. After you’ve absorbed excess liquid, place a white towel over the area and iron over it until the carpet is dry. This works like magic at bringing them back to their former condition.


Tip #2: Nozzle Vacuuming for Shag Carpets

Shag carpets have become a popular addition for many Temecula homes. Because of their shaggy appearance, you might feel that they merit increased vacuuming. However, conventional vacuuming might end up damaging their appearance by causing the shag fibers to become frizzy, loosen, and shed.

Instead of normal vacuuming, our technicians recommend using the hose attachment of your vacuum to accomplish more detailed vacuuming. This will also aid in causing less stress to the carpet’s weave, resulting in less fiber loss and frizz.


Tip #3: Baking Soda Refresher

Baking soda is known for many at-home DIY remedies, including carpet cleaning. When you feel that your carpet is presenting a rather unpleasant lingering odor, try this. Add a few drops of citrus essential oils to a 16-ounce box of baking soda and sprinkle this mixture on the carpet, allowing it to rest for five or ten minutes. Then, vacuum up the powder. You’ll be left with a carpet that both smells and looks fresh.


Tip #4: Oil Stain Solution

Oil stains on a carpet can cause many Temecula homeowners to panic, but you still have a fighting chance to extract it. As always, avoid rubbing at the spot in an attempt to extract it as this can end up making the problem far worse than it was initially. In these situations, baking soda is also your best friend.

Just apply a liberal amount of baking soda to the stained area and leave it until it is clear the power has absorbed the oil, creating a crusty texture. Vacuum up this mixture to reveal a significantly lighter stain. Then, as soon as you get the chance, reach out to Temecula Valley Chem-Dry to help get the rest of the stain out.


Tip #5: Squeegee Carpet Cleaning

The same tool that you use to clean your home’s windows is also highly effective at providing your carpets with some much needed TLC. Especially if your home has pets running around, you are going to want to include this tip in your home’s carpet care routine. Running a squeegee over your carpet can help remove deeply lodged pet hair and other stubborn particles that an ordinary vacuum cannot. Try not to get grossed out especially if your pets shed. This can be a great task to perform before you have guests over that will use your carpets.


Effective Carpet Cleaning in Murrieta & Temecula

While we have shared with you some great DIY carpet cleaning tips, nothing quite amounts to or surpasses the cleaning power that you would get from Temecula Valley Chem-Dry’s carpet cleaning. If it has been some time since your Temecula home has gone without our carpet cleaning, reach out to a representative from our team today! Call us at (951) 200-1977 to get a free price quote for our services or to schedule an appointment.

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