Many homeowners are now using green carpet cleaning methods to ensure the safety of everyone in the household. This is especially important if you live with small children and older adults as they are more vulnerable to the effects of harmful toxins and chemicals present in many commercial and chemical based carpet cleaning products.
If you have pets, the more frequent you are likely to clean your carpets unless you have trained your pets to relieve their selves outdoors, you are likely to see urine stains in different areas of your carpet more than once a day. These pet stains are truly difficult to remove. Plus, they seem to leave a permanent odor even after cleaning the stained spot several times.
Fortunately, there are green carpet cleaning strategies that you can implement to effectively remove pet stains and odor.
White vinegar and warm water
Mix 1/2 cup of white vinegar to 1 quart of warm water. Pour the solution on the stained area but be sure not to over-saturate the area. Allow the solution to seep through the fibers of the carpet to effectively loosen the stain and remove the odor.
To effectively remove the solution, use dry paper towels and blot the soaked area. You can also set clean and dry paper towels on top of the area and place a heavy object on top of the paper towels. Leave them for a couple of minutes to allow the paper towels to remove the remaining the solution in the carpet.
Bristle brush and baking soda
After removing the stain, use a soft bristle brush and run it through the carpet fibers to bring back its shape and appearance. Using the brush will also allow you to effectively inspect whether or not all the stain and smell have been removed.
If the stain’s odor still lingers in the carpet, sprinkle baking soda on the carpet. Spread it all throughout the stained area using the bristle brush. After several minutes of letting the baking soda absorb the odor, you can use your vacuum to remove the baking soda.
Aside from green Myrtle Beach carpet cleaning strategies, it is also important to ensure your carpets remain clean for a long time. Preventing your carpets from getting dirty and heavily stained, even if it is exposed to daily wear and tear, will help you avoid turning to chemical based cleaning products and solutions.
Below are some tips to help you keep your carpets clean for a long time.
- Vacuum your carpets at least two times in one week if you have pets. This will ensure dirt and dust from your pets will not accumulate in the carpet.
- If you plan to use an organic cleaner, make sure you test it on a small and hidden area of the carpet. If the cleaner is not compatible with your carpet and resulted to damage and stains, it will be hidden and will not become an eyesore.
- Always fluff the fibers of your carpet every time after you clean it. This will help you maintain the appearance of your carpet and ensure it looks clean and new all the time. Moreover, fluffing the carpet fibers help dry the carpet more quickly and more thoroughly.
- Ensure there is sufficient ventilation in the room when drying the carpet. Add electric fans and open doors and windows to let more air in the room.