Buying a new carpet can be a substantial stroke on your budget. The average price of a nice carpet starts from £ 199.99. Having in mind that it will be better decision to restore your old carpet rather than replace it if it's not so urgent. In case it needs a substantial cleaning, you may seek for a professional help from carpet cleaners. Still, that option can be as expensive as buying a semi-sized new carpet. What should you do then ? Fist of all , don't waste your nerves. Every problem has its solution. As to this case, you can do the job yourself. It is not possible to clean your old carpet without damaging it.
Learn how to do handle such chore from the following tips provided by experienced carpet cleaners :
Take as much of your your furniture out of the room where your carpet is placed. Alternatively, you can also displace the carpet itself.
Turn on your vacuum machine and go over the carpet surface in order to collect all the accumulated dirt and debris stuck in the fibers. Eliminate the stubborn stains before working with the carpet steamer. Apply an appropriate cleaner on the affected and leave it to soak for a while. The exact time usually is pointed on the cleaning product label. After several minutes start scrubbing the treated areas. Have in mind that you should pay more attention on heavy stains such as the ones from oil or grease. In case you have to handle such marks removal try using Orange Clean specialized products. You can find them at every hardware store. Always read the manufacturer instructions before using Orange clean or similar compounds.
Apply the cleaner on the heavy stains and leave it to stand on for a few minutes so it can penetrate deep enough into the carpet fibers. Then scrub it out with a heavy bristled brush.
Work with a steam cleaning machine. You can either buy or rent a steamer. Read its instructions and get ready for action. In case you think that the procedure will be too heavy and you won't handle it, you may hire one of those professional carpet cleaning companies which have highly trained personal.
However, if you decide to do the job by yourself use the exact amount of carpet cleaner as directed in the manufacturer guide and fill the machine reservoir with hot tap water. Turn the machine on. Treat the dirtier areas first. Once you took care of them start in one corner and systematically clean the carpet , working in a back and forth motion.
Leave the carpet to dry overnight. Make sure it is fully dry before stepping on it again.