If you have pets or children or both, your carpet is bound to have taken a battering over the years.
Whether there are muddy footprints, spilled juice or felt-tip marks on your floor, you might have given up trying to find a way to remove the blemishes.
However, these tips from professionals in carpet cleaning in Battersea could be well worth a try.
Quick action when it comes to spillages
Spillages are bound to occur from time to time, particularly if you have young children in the house. The best way to prevent them leaving a nasty stain is to act quickly, and blot up any excess liquid from the outside of the stain inward. Do not rub the stain as this could imbed the particles deeper into the carpet fibres.
Use a detergent vinegar solution or a carpet cleaner if the stain is still visible, only dabbing a little at a time.
Use shaving cream on stubborn stains
This may sound a little unusual, but shaving cream works wonders on tough stains.
Spray it directly on to the mark and leave to soak in for 30 minutes. Again, when it comes to removing the stain, simply blot it with a dry cloth without rubbing it further into the carpet.
Once the blot has been lifted, spray the area with a mixture of vinegar and water and then wipe it away.
Heat wax for candle spillages
Many of us have left candles burning too long before realising there is hot wax drying quickly on our carpet. However, you need not fear if this has happened to you, as you can remove the wax easily.
Simply place a white cloth over the wax on the floor, and iron over it so it heats up and becomes more malleable. At this point, you can scrape it off the carpet with a butter knife.
If there is still more wax on the floor, place a paper towel on to the surface and iron on top of this. The wax should stick to the kitchen roll, lifting off from the carpet fibres.