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Carpet Cleaning Tricks to Keep Your Apartment Clean

When taking care of your apartment for rent in Jacksonville FL, there are many things to consider. Have you recently had a party and are having trouble getting all the food, beer and mud stains out of your carpet? This can be quite frustrating especially when the stain is somewhere prominent and stands out as a dark spot on your otherwise colorful carpet. Not to worry, there are some tricks that you can use to ensure that your carpet is looking as fresh as possible in your apartment for rent in Jacksonville FL just like when you moved in:

The Quick Clean

If you are able to catch the stain before it gets into your carpet, here are some tips to get it out quickly:

  • Scrape off any remaining loose portions of the spill using the dull side of a butter nice. This helps to reduce the amount of liquid that gets into your carpet and control the stain area.
  • Don’t scrub at the spillage area. Instead use a paper towel or a clean cloth to gently dab at it and blot the area to absorb the liquid.
  • Mix some club soda with water and pour some into the stained area to further dilute the liquid and continue blotting.
  • If the stain still remains, add some liquid detergent into some water and scrub at the area till you get all of the stain out.

The Spring Clean

Finding an old stain in your carpet of your apartment for rent in Jacksonville FL can be quite annoying but not to worry, there are some methods to get it out efficiently:

  • Vacuum the carpet to remove dirt
  • Mix a cup of baking soda into water in a bowl till it is pasty
  • Apply the paste into the stain and rub it into the carpet thoroughly
  • Allow to sit for about 30 minutes
  • Put a clean towel on the stain and stack heavy books or a box on it for another 30 minutes.
  • By this time, most of the stain would have successfully transferred from the carpet to the towel on the carpet.
  • Use the vacuum to remove any lingering paste on the carpet.

This method is especially effective for old coffee, mud and wine stains and will ensure that your home for rent in Jacksonville FL has clean, stain-free carpets at all times. If you are going to use a commercial carpet cleaner on your carpet, try to test it first on a hidden corner of your rug to see if it causes any discoloration of your carpet fibres before using it wholescale.

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