Dirt, in contrast with daily wear and tear, is the largest single contributor to the early downfall of carpets. While not visible to the eye, carpets act as a magnet for oil, lint, pollen and pet hair.
Vacuum periodically to remove dirt, dust and other particles. Dust is enemy number one, and the longer it stays, the deeper it is embedded. We suggest using an upright vacuum with a beater bar for best results.
Lengthen the life of your carpet: Have cleaner rugs by rearranging the furniture in rooms. Carpeting that wears evenly will last years longer and stay cleaner longer.
Home cleaners: These are great for spot cleaning, but they do not have the power of equipment used by professional cleaning service provider. So maintain your rugs with your home cleaner, but call a professional at regular intervals for a general cleaning.
Here's a tip for finding old pet stains in carpet. Use a blacklight! The blacklight might find stains that you didn't even know about, but we can guarantee that your pet knows they are there. Your pet's nose is very sensitive, and while there is a whiff of pet urine still around, he or she may have another accident.
Beware! Cleaning pet urine from a carpet with vinegar is not a good idea, at least according to the Humane Society. The vinegar odor may be strong and may seem to get rid of the urine odor, but not to your pet's nose!
How to remove red wine from carpet, one of our favorite home remedies. First, soak up the stain with a clean, absorbent cloth. Do not rub. You can cover the stain with salt to keep it from setting. When you are ready to clean it, use a mild detergent diluted with water, or white vinegar with water. Do not use anything harsher, and call a professional if the stain does not come out. Wine stains can be difficult to remove, but professional carpet cleaners have the tools and experience to get the job done, even on white carpet.