Carpet Cleaning Tips in West Palm Beach

Carpet Cleaning Tips in West Palm Beach

Living in the Palm Beach, Florida area, we deal with plenty of wear and tear on our carpets. There’s an abundance of moisture in our region and sometimes hidden mold and other filth may be residing within your carpets and flooring. To thoroughly clean your carpeting, contact ServiceMaster Cleaning & Restoration Services for our deep carpet cleaning services.

But, for those spots that don’t necessarily need a professional cleaning, you may be surprised that you can clean many of these spots with some handy household items. Read below for some cleaning tips we’d like to share with you.

Grease and Oil Marks
Gently rub in talcum powder, cornmeal or cornstarch onto the grease or oil. Let it set and then brush or sponge powder away. Afterwards, vacuum the area.

Mustard Spots
Soak the stained area with diluted ammonia (one tablespoon ammonia, one cup of water). Then dry the carpeting with a hair dryer.

Red Wine
Use club soda to flush wine from carpet fibers.

Blood Spots
Flush with cold water. Avoid the use of hot water, as heat will set the bloodstain.

Soft Drinks
Blot the area with a vinegar solution (one part vinegar, two parts water). Then blot with a detergent solution (one teaspoon detergent and one quart water).

Gum
Harden the gum with ice and use a dull knife to remove.

Candle Wax
Place a brown paper bag over the dried wax and run a hot iron over the bag. The bag will absorb the hot wax.

Latex Paint
Soak with dish detergent diluted with 20 parts water. Agitate the area, blot, rinse, and blot again.

Ball Point Ink
Use hair spray and be sure to rinse the entire area well with water when finished.