The most house proud among us spend about 237 hours a year cleaning – that’s a whole ten days! Scrubbing the loo, wiping down surfaces, dusting the ornaments – there’s always a lot to do. Is anything ever quite as satisfying as a good vacuum, though? That is, unless the carpet has some deeper issues that a good hoover won’t fix. Carpet stains and odours can really bring the whole room down, making the air stale with unsavoury scents, and ruining the aesthetic with unsightly splodges and smears.
The good news is that there are lots of ways to cleanse and freshen a carpet, so that your house can be back to beautiful once again, and here are 5 of the most trusted methods:
The Natural Stain Blaster
A really easy and natural way to blast stains on the carpet is to combine around a cup of warm water, with half a cup of white vinegar, a drop of clear washing up liquid and a tablespoon of baking soda (add last) in a spray bottle. Spray this onto a stain and then blot. Repeat the process until the stain has improved.
Baking Soda Odour Remover
Rather than use the chemical-laden carpet sprinkles you can buy in the shops to freshen up your carpets, go for a more effective natural option – baking soda. Baking soda is cheap, it is natural and non-toxic. For mild odours and fusty fibres sprinkle baking soda across the carpet, work it into the fibres gently and if you can, leave it overnight. In the morning give it a good vacuum and it should be freshened right up. You can repeat the process again if the odour continues to linger.
The Obvious Aeration Solution
Sometimes, we don’t necessarily try the obvious when we try to approach a cleaning task, and yet, it can be all we need to do to get great results.
Opening your windows could be exactly what your room needs to freshen up, and for nasty odours to drift away.
Stale dust and air in a room can cause a fusty smell, so opening the windows is an easy way to disturb that air, and create some oxygen circulation through the fibres. As we spend about 90% of our time indoors, it is also useful to open the windows regularly anyway, so that the air quality is improved overall and any moisture in the air has a chance to escape, helping to avoid more problematic issues like mould.
Certain natural products suck up nasty odours naturally, and they may absorb a nasty smell from the carpet just by being in the room for a few days. Some natural products that absorb odours are:
- Baking soda
- Coffee granules
Scientists also say that simmering vinegar in the kitchen and letting the air circulate across the home will neutralise all odours, as the acetic acid kills bacteria and particles that cause the bad smells.
Professional Carpet Cleaning
It’s the obvious solution, but if your carpet stains and odours are beyond any natural solutions, it’s time to get the experts in. The experts can provide carpet cleaning to work the deepest fibres of the carpet, budging debris and dirt causing nasty smells, killing bacteria and pushing shampoo through the pile to reduce or remove stubborn stains.
Professional carpet cleaning services are also much faster and more effective than trying to do the job yourself. Carpet cleaning technicians can come and get the job done incredibly quickly using the latest carpet cleaning technology and applying industrial water suction machines to the flooring to speed up the drying process. The result is a fresh and beautiful carpet that will then be quicker to have professionally cleaned in the future because it will be back at a level that doesn’t need lots of detailed work.
Why Not Speak To A Professional Cleaning Company About Transforming Your Flooring With Carpet Cleaning?
Having regular professional carpet cleaning is a great way to maintain the look, feel and fresh odour of your carpets. It’s great at removing deep dirt and debris that can cause stale smells, cause a grubby look, and that can damage the carpet
at the base because footfall grinds minuscule pieces of grit and gravel against the fibres.
Whilst natural solutions can be useful every now and again for surface-level issues, in reality, a deeper clean will tackle the deeper stains and smells within the carpet for a complete transformation.
Why not call a professional cleaning company today about their carpet cleaning services? They will be more than happy to give you a quote so you can take the first step to enjoying cleansed, beautiful, fresh carpets in your family home everyday.