Singapore Carpet Cleaning

Singapore Carpet Cleaning

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

8 Interesting Carpet Cleaning Hacks You Should Know

8 Interesting Carpet Cleaning Hacks That You Should Know


* Disclaimer: Use these hacks at your own risk, Art of Cleaning Pte Ltd will not be responsible for any damages on your carpet or rugs. Feel free to seek cleaning help from the professionals @ 67881788.

Carpets can either make or break the over-all appearance and look of your home.
A dirty, torn carpet reveals that the homeowners have not been taking care of them over the years.

On the other hand, a clean and beautiful carpet evokes a warm welcome to all those entering the house. Fresh-smelling, soft and fluffy carpets make a grand statement that the health and hygiene of those living in the home are always the top priority.

Cleaning carpets at home seems like a very tedious task but people with busy lifestyles and hectic schedules will be happy to know that there are 8 carpet cleaning hacks anyone can use.
With just a few easy steps and a bit of elbow grease, it is now possible to keep your carpets looking as good as new and as spotless as the day you bought them from the store.

Regular Vacuuming

Because carpets suffer through the wear and tear of constant foot traffic, dirt, soil and mud can easily collect between the fibres over time. 

Before you know it, a light-coloured carpet already looks dreary and full of grime. 

It is always a great idea to vacuum the carpets in your home at least once a week. 

Focus more on the areas where people often step on or sit on as well as the corners where tiny particles of dust can become dust balls and pools of dirt. 

Some vacuum cleaners even have attachments that can beat dust off carpets and rugs so it is easier for the machine to suck out all the particles. 

A weekly schedule of vacuuming your carpets will reduce the chances of allergens and pollutants from accumulating and causing your family members to suffer from allergic reactions such as hay fever and asthma attacks.


Fluffy Carpets Hack

If you have coffee tables or heavy furniture pieces that weigh down your carpets, you may notice that the weighed-down parts of your carpets are not as fluffy as when they were brand new. 

Carpets that are often walked-on will eventually lose their signature fluffy look. 

You may be surprised to know that ice cubes can be used to spruce up the dented areas of a carpet. 

Put some ice cubes on the flattened parts and allow to dissolve.
Once the ice cubes have dissolved, gently blot the area with a soft and clean towel.

It is best to air-dry the affected areas and run a vacuum on the fibres to separate the hardened sections.


Smell Eliminators

Pets love to sleep on carpets and some fur-babies can sleep for 10 to 12 hours a day.

It is often unavoidable to have your pets’ smell stick to the carpets.

Mix borax powder, baking soda and a few drops of carpet-safe essential oils and sprinkle that eco-friendly mixture to your carpets.

Let it sink in for a few minutes and vacuum it as per normal.
If possible, always air-out the carpets that are used frequently by your pets.

A very warm day is the best time to clean a carpet as the heat from the sun will not just kill off some bacteria but will also remove bad pet odours from your carpets.
These odours can easily affect other parts of the house if your home is not well-ventilated.



Lint Rollers and a Squeegee

Just as mentioned above, pets will play and nap on your carpets throughout the day and every pet-owner knows that some pets just shed hair all the time. 

When you have pets with lots of fur and carpets with materials that easily stick to carpet fibres, you need to keep some stocks of lint rollers.

They are easy to use and can get rid of the majority of fur that your pets have shed off.
A humble housewife in Europe has discovered that a cheap Squeegee is not just for cleaning glass surfaces and windows in her house, but it was surprisingly able to clean her carpet as well.

She was able to remove cat fur and tons of dust that have been embedded inside the carpet.


Hot Iron

This hack is not just great for using a hot iron after it has been used for pressing clothes, but it can also be used for removing stains such as candle wax and nail polish.
Spray some vinegar and water to the stained area, cover that with a piece of cloth and over that material, put the hot iron.

Wait until the heated vinegar mixture can dissolve the stain.

The heat from the iron will transfer the stain from the carpet to the cloth so make sure you use a cleaning cloth or an old piece of clothing that you want to make use of.

Home-made, Environmentally Friendly Carpet Shampoo

For those who are concerned about using harmful commercially produced carpet cleansers, you can make your own at home by mixing the below common household items:

1. One gallon of hot water: distilled is best as tap water contains chlorine that is not suitable for some carpets

2. Few drops of essential oil

3. 2/3 cup of Hydrogen Peroxide

4. Half cup of distilled or natural white vinegar

5. 2 tablespoons of organic or plant-based soap

You now have your own eco-friendly carpet shampoo that you can use to clean your carpets but only if they are safe to be laundered or safe for water-washes.


Effective Stain Removers 

Do you know that people have made use of rubbing alcohol, hair sprays and after-shave creams to remove difficult to remove stains from lipstick, pen markers and nail polish spills?

The trick is to use these items on a small area of your carpet first to test if the colour will run.

Never rub vigorously and use a microfibre cloth to dab on the stain until it transfers to the cloth.

Use Area Rugs and Runners

The last hack make seem like a redundant process but homeowners have long relied on this.

To really protect your carpets from heavy traffic such as in entry ways and stairs, it is best to use runners and area rugs to cover these spots. 

This method will actually save you more money in the long run as heavy and constant traffic on carpets will eventually cause major damage that cleaning hacks may not be able to fully solve. 

* Disclaimer: Use these hacks at your own risk, Art of Cleaning Pte Ltd will not be responsible for any damages on your carpet or rugs. Feel free to seek cleaning help from the professionals @ 67881788.