Carpet Cleaning Tips – 2 of 2

As promised, here are some more tips to help you keep your carpets looking clean and fresh between carpet cleanings.

1. Your Feet are the Enemy: Believe it or not, one of the things that dirties your carpet the most isn’t something dramatic like spilling a drink or some food, it’s just walking on it with bare feet. Despite how clean you believe your feet are, they are, unfortunately, always dirty. Your feet give off oil and sweat and when you walk around barefoot, all of that transfers onto the carpet.  To make matters worse, though, the oil and sweat acts like a magnet to dirt.  Soon, the areas you frequently walk across will get dirtier faster, traffic areas will appear, and your feet will have conquered the carpet. So how do you prevent this from happening? The answer is simple: wear socks.

2. Water is Hardly the Answer: If you’ve seen someone pour water over a carpet stain in order to get it out . . . you can blame them when the stain comes back.  Pouring water on a stain may make it look like it’s fading, and in one way it is.  The water loosens some of the staining material, which allows it to sink into the carpet pile and pad, making it appear to go away. Over time, though, the stains will lift back up and reappear, and this time they will be very difficult to get rid of. So, if pouring water isn’t the way to get rid of stains, what is? Obviously, you can’t hire carpet cleaning companies every time there’s a spill. So what do you do?

3. Blot, Blot, Blot: When you do – and you will – spill something, the first thing you have to do is blot up as much of the spill as possible.  Get paper towels, actual towels, or even toilet paper and apply pressure to the stain using them. Absorb as much as you can with one towel and then do the same with another, and another, and another.  If you start right away and spend a decent amount of time blotting, you can actually get quite a bit of the stain out.  Of course, when you’ve run out of moisture to absorb, you may still have still have a bit of a stain. At that point, if you have any Oxi Spotter, put a small amount on the stain and use a towel to gently scrub the area, so as to remove whatever the Spotter is loosening.  It may not be professional carpet stain removal, but it’ll do the job in a pinch.

4. Remember Oxi Fresh: All of these tips are delaying the inevitable, though, and one day you’ll need a carpet cleaning. When that happens, just remember to give Oxi Fresh a call. Our fast drying carpet cleaning will get rid of the dirt and stains that managed to slip in through your defenses, plus we can apply a carpet protector to help keep the stains out even longer.

Well, hopefully these tips help you out and you’ll be able to keep your carpets looking nice and clean.  Good luck!

Blog Categories:

Blog Archives:

Easy, Online Quotes

We make it easy for you

ONLINE QUOTES

Great Customer Service

We're standing by to help

CALL 1-877-OXIFRESH

What Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Customers Are Saying

Average 4.6 stars (Out of 5)

Based on 173,608 Carpet Cleaning Services Reviews
the man who did the service was excellent, every product is the same, but because of him, i will be a return customer RF. - Hoffman Estates, IL - 11/12/2019
(5.0 Out of 5 stars)
Outstanding. Todd made our multipurpose room look new again after 10 years of kids, puppies, homework, sleepovers...life. I highly recommend the product and service. JC. - 11/11/2019
(5.0 Out of 5 stars)
JP. - Longmont, CO - 11/11/2019
(5.0 Out of 5 stars)

The World's Greenest Carpet Cleaner®

Our eco-friendly cleaning process and products are
better for your family and the environment

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning is Helping Bring Water to the World

By scheduling online, you can help Water.org bring clean water to the millions of people around the world in need

water.org

Oxi Fresh Special Offers

Save Money with
Our Online Coupons

Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Awards & Recognition

Green Carpet Cleaning Calculator

Water Savings
Calculator

CALCULATE SAVINGS

Carpet Cleaning Franchisors

Own an Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning Franchise

Low Investment - Home-based
Award Winning - Protected Territories

REQUEST INFORMATION