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vacuuming the dirty carpet

The problem with keeping your carpets and upholstery in a good condition is that, until you have a problem right in front of you, you never really consider the best way to behave with your belongings. If someone spills a cup of coffee on their carpet, or drops some spaghetti on their sofa, they generally don’t know how to behave. Worse than not knowing what to do is panicking and doing something even more damaging – which frequently occurs from our experience. For most situations, you’re going to need the help of Wasatch Carpet Cleaner to get your property back in a fully functional and attractive condition, but there are certainly a few things you can do to make sure that you’re not exacerbating the problem you’re dealing with. Read on below to learn a few of our favorite tips to keep your carpets and upholstery in optimal shape.

Avoiding Rubbing

You’ve spilled a drink on your carpet and you can see it’s beginning to soak into the surface – that sounds like as good a time to panic as any, doesn’t it? The natural reaction most people experience here is to try to rub the stain with a cloth or some paper towels, but this only makes the problem even worse by embedding the blemish deeper into the fibers. To limit the damage to your carpet, your best bet is to blot the stain with a paper towel, only applying the lightest pressure – no rubbing whatsoever!

Act Quickly

The longer that you leave a stain to fester in your property, the harder it’ll be to remove – that’s the general rule of thumb. Of course, it can vary from one type of spillage or stain to the next. Whatever it is you’re dealing with however, it can be solved more quickly and effectively through the help of a carpet cleaning service. By bringing in our carpet cleaning operatives as soon as possible, you’re making certain that your property will have normality restored without any delay.

Beware Chewing Gum

Chewing gum is exactly the kind of thing that people struggle to deal with when it becomes entangled in a carpet or fabric of some kind. It’s determined to hold on no matter what, and even if you can tear it away somehow, it’s likely to cause damage to whatever it’s holding onto. By placing some ice on the spot, you can freeze the gum and scrape off what’s left of it. Although a professional carpet cleaning is a must after such an incident, this will do a pretty good job in the meantime.

Frequent Treatments

If you care about keeping your carpets and upholstery in a good state on a consistent basis, you’re going to need to make sure that you have professional-grade cleaning treatments completed on a consistent, frequent basis. Steam cleaning will keep your carpets and upholstery looking at their best, bacteria free, and the fibers structurally sound in the long run. What’s not to like there?

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