Thursday, 2 June 2016

6 Weird Carpet Cleaning Methods

Singapore is a country where almost every home uses a carpet. There is a huge chance that you also have a carpet in your house, that’s why this article about the weird carpet cleaning methods caught your eye. You might think that some of these methods are absolutely quirky, but all of them really work. You don’t need to go to your carpet cleaner right away, especially if you only have small stains on your carpet. You can take care of the stains immediately. However, it is still advisable to have your carpet regularly cleaned by the professional carpet cleaner to make sure that all the harmful elements such allergens, embedded dirt and debris, and other things that might harm you and your family are thoroughly removed.

1. Use WD-40 for the spilled ink on your carpet
WD-40 is popular for silencing the squeaks and other things, and you can also use it to remove the stubborn ink spill on your carpet. You need to act immediately for this method to work. Spray the WD-40 onto the stain. Let it sit for one to two minutes. You can use your usual carpet cleaner at home or gently cleanse the stained area with warm, soapy water and sponge. You might need to repeat the process again until the stain is completely removed.

2. Hydrogen peroxide and ammonia can effectively clean your carpet
If you can’t tell what kind of material caused the stain on your carpet and you want to remove it right away, then you can use the hydrogen peroxide solution. You need to use 3% hydrogen peroxide in preparing the solution. Mix a pinch of cream of tartar or a dab of regular toothpaste (non-gel) to 1 teaspoon hydrogen peroxide. Mix well to create a paste. Use a soft cloth when you apply the hydrogen peroxide paste on the stain. Rinse the stain and you will see that the stain is completely gone.

You can also use ammonia to lift out the stains from your carpet by mixing 2 liters (1/2 gallon) of warm water and a cup of clear ammonia. Get a sponge and soak it in the water-ammonia solution and press the wet sponge on the stain. Get another sponge and press it against the stain to absorb or lift the stain from the carpet. Let it dry completely, and repeat the process if needed.

3. Shaving cream for the spilled juice
If you think that using shaving cream is a weird carpet cleaning method, then you are not alone. You can give it a try or not, but it is effective in removing stains caused by spills.

If someone spilled a juice on your carpet, it is only natural that your initial reaction is to get angry. Good thing that everything can be fixed in a jiffy with some help from the good old shaving cream. You just need to pat the stain with your wet sponge, put some shaving cream on it after patting the stain with the sponge, and then wipe it clean using another damp sponge. Shaving cream can also be used on oil stain and grease by rubbing the cream into the stain. Let it dry before rubbing it off using a damp cloth.

4. Use vinegar in removing carpet stains
It is understandable if you are a bit apprehensive in trying this method because of the strong vinegar smell that will cling on the carpet. Don’t worry because you can easily remove the nasty smell right away.

There are different vinegar solutions that you can try and you just need to choose the one that you want to use.

a. Vinegar solution for light carpet stains – you need to dissolve 2 tablespoons salt in 1/2 cup white vinegar. Apply the solution on the carpet stain and let it seep through the carpet and let it dry. You can vacuum it afterwards.

b. Vinegar solution for darker stains – you need to mix 2 tablespoons borax, 1/2 cup white vinegar, and 2 tablespoons salt. Mix them well. Apply the mixture on the dark stain on your carpet and allow it to dry. Vacuum it afterwards.

c. Vinegar solution for tough stains – you need to mix 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon vinegar. Mix them well until they turn into a paste. Rub the paste solution on the stain using a clean, dry cloth. Make sure to thoroughly rub the solution into the stain. Let it sit for two days before vacuuming your carpet.

d. Vinegar solution for spilled paint – you need to mix 1 1/2 teaspoons each of laundry detergent and vinegar, and then add 2 cups tap water to the mixture. Sponge the paint away using the solution and rinse everything with cold water. You need to make sure to sponge it away before it sets deeper into the carpet.

You can remove the nasty smell of vinegar on your carpet by airing the carpet out for about three hours. You can also put baking soda on the area of your carpet that received a vinegar solution treatment. Let the baking soda sit for 20 minutes before vacuuming it.

5. Use the kitchen staples such as cornstarch and milk in cleaning your carpet
Another weird way to clean your carpet when someone accidentally spilled ink on it is to use milk and cornstarch solution. You can use 1:1 ratio of milk and cornstarch to create a paste solution. You can add more starch if your mixture still does not look like a paste. Apply the paste solution on the ink stain. For this carpet cleaning method, you need to let the paste solution dry completely for a few hours. Brush off the dried paste and use vacuum to suck everything up.

6. You can use beer to remove the stain caused by coffee or tea
If you need to get the tea or coffee stain off of your carpet, let some beer help you put an end to your problem. Gently rub the beer into the carpet and see the stain practically disappear before your eyes. You may need to repeat the process, especially if you are dealing with a stubborn stain, to completely eliminate all the marks of the stain.

Keep these weird carpet cleaning methods handy because you will never know just when you might need to use one of the said methods.