The carpets usually give a special touch to the decoration of our home, but the care and cleaning of even, can become a headache. Apart from the dust that they accumulate, there is never a lack of stains produced by food, the dirt that we bring from outside and for those of us who have pets, this is one of the favorite places to rest … and for some, a place to go to the bathroom.
In addition to the hair and urine of our dogs and cats, carpets accumulate mites, dead cells, pollen, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), dirt and bacteria.
Did you know that your carpet can hold four times its weight in dirt and up to more than 4,000 germs than your toilet?
Before you get rid of that hard-to-choose rug that blends so well with the rest of your home décor, pay attention to these cleaning tips.
Regular vacuuming at least once a week is essential, but it does not thoroughly remove dirt, mites, and bacteria. Even the use of soap and water is not enough, when it comes to removing stains, deep odors and dust accumulated from several months.
Bacteria can stay alive on a carpet for up to four weeks.
A highly recommended natural product is sodium bicarbonate. Spread it on the carpet and let it sit for at least 30 minutes, then vacuum the carpet. Baking soda, in addition to absorbing odors and deep stains, also removes dirt.
In the case of stains, it is always good to clean as soon as the accident happens, before they dry on the carpet. The longer the stain lasts, the harder it will be to remove.
The worst stains to clean? The red wine ones! For these, we recommend vinegar and dish soap. Before spreading this or any product on the stain, we recommend doing a test on a small area of the carpet, not very visible, to see how it reacts to the fabric.
For cleaning carpets, it is advisable to use a cloth. If you use a brush, you run the risk of mistreating the fibers of the carpet, causing it to fray.
If you are going to clean your carpet, with neutral soap, avoid using large amounts of water that could soak it. Excessive use of water can lead to the formation of mold or mildew on the carpet.
When the carpet is completely dry, use a neutral Ph deodorizer to remove any deep, unpleasant odors from the carpet.
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