Despite the numerous residential floor solutions, carpet remains as the most popular one. Based on some statistics, nearly 51% of people in the U.S. use rugs in their homes, which created almost $10 billion in revenue in 2019 alone.
Besides warmness and coziness, homeowners prefer rugs because they don’t require much maintenance as other hard-surface floors.
Occasional deep-cleaning and vacuuming are the only things you need to do to keep your carpet fresh.
Moreover, cleaning chair cushion is no different than cleaning a carpet, so here are a few professional tips that will make your life easier.
Blot, don’t rub
Unfortunately, we can’t avoid accidental spills, and when they occur, many people start rubbing immediately, which is a big mistake. This will only drive the stain down into the carpet.
Therefore, instead of scrubbing, you should dab the spot with a cleaning solution and a paper towel, clean cloth, or a sponge.
Keep in mind that blotting is the key. In this case, you are putting the small amount of pressure on the stain, while the towel soaks up the residue. You should always blot from the outer edge and toward the center of the stain to avoid spreading it across the carpet.
Club soda is a miracle cure
You probably have heard that many people use club soda to remove wine and beer stains, which is valid only if used correctly. First of all, pour club soda onto a clean towel or cloth and blot the stain.
If the stain starts to disappear slightly, add more club soda, otherwise, make a solution out of white vinegar and water and pour it into a spray bottle. Apply this solution over the stain and wait for 15 minutes to soak in.
Next, press a clean, dry sponge down, to collect any reside. You should repeat this process until the stain disappears completely. Once you manage to remove the stain, rinse the entire area with the clean water.
Give shaving cream a try
When it comes to general stains, shaving cream might be the best solution you could try. Many homeowners claim it will remove just about any type of stain.
In this case, apply the shaving cream directly onto the affected area and let it soak for half an hour, and then blot it away with a clean, dry towel.You can finish up by spraying the stain with a white vinegar and water solution.
Freeze-dry a gum
Everyone is familiar with this scenario, especially if you have small kids. However, the solution to this problem might be in your freezer. Take a couple of ice cubes and press them against the gum for one minute.
When gum is frozen solid, use a spoon to lift the edges and then scissors to cut the carpet strands as close as possible to the gum. Don’t worry if you cut only a small amount of the carpet because no one will be able to notice it.