Tips To Clean Your Carpet without Breaking Your Bank Cleaning your carpet should not be a hard task. However, doing it regularly can feel like the hardest task in the world, particularly if tied down by tight schedules. You could have kids in the house who always leave the carpets stained with crayon marks, ketchup stains, ice-cream stains, or ink stains. Sometimes, it not the kids who make a mess – it is the adults when they spill beverages like coffee, wine, or juice. If you have pets in the house, getting rid of the odor or fur is something you want to frequently. Even if you are not removing stains or bad odors, dust and dirt will still build up on the carpet with time. That means your carpets needs care every now, and then. In the 21st Century, one has to budget for everything; that means hiring a professional carpet cleaner is not always an option. Sometimes, you have to sacrifice that money to take care of another need or luxury: it could be school fees, a hospital emergency, or even treating yourself at a refreshing retreat (hey, life is short!). Here are various ways you can clean your carpet; you probably will not spend a lot on these methods but you sure have to get down and do some work. Removing Stains on carpets If a stain gets to a carpet, it is best to act on it fast before the carpet fibers absorb it. You can use the following mixtures to clean the stains. • Using water. Water will get rid of some stains like blood. Soak a piece of cloth in water, and then use it to mop up the stain – be easy when doing it so you don’t damage the carpet. To dry the wet area, use clean paper towels. • Using club soda. Club soda also works like a charm, especially on stains caused by juice, coffee, and wine spills. Just like above, pour a little amount of club soda on the stain; using a dry cloth, blot the stain. Again, make sure not to scrub too hard. • Milk and cornstarch paste. A small amount of paste made by mixing milk and cornstarch will work well on stains like that from ink. Apply a small paste on the stain but in this case, use a toothbrush to gently scrub it off. • Water and white vinegar. A vinegar solution probably tops the list of the best homemade cleaning solutions. It will work on almost any kind of stain, including food spills, drink spills, muddy footprints, or messes made by pets. Removing Odor removal If you have pets, you do not want your house smelling like a pigpen, even though you are not rearing any pigs. You can use the following home-made solutions: • Water and vinegar. To keep your carpets odorless, a mixture of water and vinegar will do the trick. You just need to mix white vinegar (not colored vinegar) with water in the ratio of 1:1. Spray this mixture on the stain or use a towel soaked in this mixture; then, use a dry cloth to sponge up the wet area. • Baking soda. If your carpet stinks, but you do not want to call in a professional carpet cleaner, use baking soda to eliminate the odor. Dust the carpet with baking soda, then leave it overnight – next, vacuum your carpet the following morning. Also, you can use this method to clean a small spot that’s smelly. Vacuuming the carpet To keep your carpets clean, vacuuming is the way to go. However, you need to invest in a high-ticket vacuum cleaner, which will certainly cost you a couple of thousands, Kenyan money. When to call in a specialist If maintaining your carpets seems like a too hard job to do, especially vacuuming the rugs repeatedly, perhaps you should consider hiring a professional carpet cleaner. This is where Salu Solutions steps in; we are a professional cleaning business based in Mombasa and Nairobi that caters for both commercial businesses and residential homes around Kenya. Give us a call on +254717-707-753 or emails us on email@example.com to make a booking.