Carpet Cleaning Tips

Today's carpets are made to withstand a lot of wear and tear and generally heavy traffic. But no matter the grade and quality of the carpet, they are all susceptible to all sort of stains and blots that lessen the beauty and shorten the life of your carpets. Carpet cleaning Austin, TX from The Steam Team is here to help.

Here are some tips for dealing effectively and quickly with carpet stains.

Get Into Action Quickly

Modern carpet is typically treated with a stain-resistant process, so many spills can be removed if you act quickly. The longer the stain remains, the better chance it will be permanent. So, move quickly on any spill.

Blot liquids with a dry, dye-free white cloth or paper towel

No Scrubbing Allowed

Scrubbing a soiled area of the carpet can damage the pile in the affected area. Use paper towels or dye-free cloths until the are is dry. For semi-solid foods or pet feces, use a rounded instrument like a spoon or putty knife. Solids should be broken up so that they can be vacuumed up easily.

Pretest any spot removal agent in an out of sight area to ensure the solution won't damage the carpet or harm the dye. Apply a few drops and hold a white cloth to the area for one minute. If there is any visible damage to the fiber or if any dye comes up on the cloth, you should select another spot cleaner.

Work from the edges of the spill

First, don't scrub the blot. Work from the outside of the spill by blotting. This will keep it from spreading.