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Vacuuming regularly is the most basic step in the maintenance of the carpet. You will likely need to go over the carpet several times over to thoroughly vacuum it. The way that debris can work its way into the carpet will require several passes at different angles to correct. Make sure to vacuum two or more times a week.
The majority of products that are sold to stop odors are simply baking soda with an added scent. Products that don’t use baking soda often simply mask smells. To save money, simply purchase baking soda and sprinkle it over your carpet. Allow it to sit for a day and then vacuum it up.
Spills And Stains
Any spills on a carpet need to be removed as quickly as possible. Otherwise, the spill will soak into the carpet and will then be much more difficult to remove. If the stain has soaked into the carpet for too long, use a carpet stain remover. However, make sure to test the stain remover on an area of the carpet that is not noticeable first to make sure that the carpet does not become permanently discolored by the cleaning product. Poop, pee and vomit are best cleaned with products that use enzymes.
If you have a stain that is very difficult to remove, you can mix dish detergent and water together and apply it to the site of the stain. However, it can be very difficult to remove soap from carpet. A less troublesome approach is to use club soda.
To make sure your carpet is thoroughly clean, steam clean it once every six months. You could hire a professional to steam clean or purchase your own hot water extractor. These products release warm water mixed with cleaning chemicals that lift dirt and stains from carpets and are kill many germs. Then, the vacuum sucks up the filthy water.