Carpet Cleaning Tips
Vacuum your carpet at least once a week, even if it doesn't look like it needs it.  The dust, and dirt, gets ground into the carpet and will slash the fibers. Have  your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year (every 4 months is preferable)  Hire someone or Do it yourself.

Always try to remove carpet stains as soon as possible. You have a better chance at removing the stain than if you wait longer. Never use ammonia or soap on carpets  because they contain alkalis, which harm the fibers and fade the colors. Use a clean  cloth, such as a towel, to soak up liquids. Use a spatula to scoop up semi solids. Sponge  the area lightly with water, or a soapless lather cleaner. Do not rub too hard. Start  cleaning at the outer edge of the stain, then work inward. Don't use too much water.  You can use a hair dryer or electric fan to help dry the area when done.

Got ink on your nice carpet? Don't panic. Blot up the ink with a cloth or blotter. Next, take a sponge and wet it with a solution of Lysol and Water (ratio 1 teaspoon  Lysol to 1 Quart water)  Gently sponge area till ink is gone. Get clean sponge and rinse with water and then dry.


Did puppy have an accident? Sponge the area with a solution of 1/2 cup of white  vinegar in a quart of warm water. May need repeat application.

Chewing gum stuck on carpet? Rub the area with ice cubes till gum is ice cold.  Scrape up with a spatula. If stain is still there, you can try using a dry cleaning fluid.

Nail Polish spill? Use nail polish remover, but apply with an eye dropper.  Wait a few minutes, and wipe with a clean, dry cloth.

Kids leave a red lollipop to melt on your carpet? Or a popsicle? Remove the food item,  then sponge with warm water. If this doesn't work, take a teaspoon of very mild detergent  (like ivory snow or dreft) and mix in a 1/2 pint of water. Sponge this on with lukewarm water.

Cigarette burns: Clip the ends of the blackened tufts. Rub the spot with water and a soapless cleaner.
Carpet Cleaning Tips
Vacuum your carpet at least once a week, even if it doesn't look like it needs it.  The dust, and dirt, gets ground into the carpet and will slash the fibers. Have  your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year (every 4 months is preferable)  Hire someone or Do it yourself.

Always try to remove carpet stains as soon as possible. You have a better chance at removing the stain than if you wait longer. Never use ammonia or soap on carpets  because they contain alkalis, which harm the fibers and fade the colors. Use a clean  cloth, such as a towel, to soak up liquids. Use a spatula to scoop up semi solids. Sponge  the area lightly with water, or a soapless lather cleaner. Do not rub too hard. Start  cleaning at the outer edge of the stain, then work inward. Don't use too much water.  You can use a hair dryer or electric fan to help dry the area when done.

Got ink on your nice carpet? Don't panic. Blot up the ink with a cloth or blotter. Next, take a sponge and wet it with a solution of Lysol and Water (ratio 1 teaspoon  Lysol to 1 Quart water)  Gently sponge area till ink is gone. Get clean sponge and rinse with water and then dry.


Did puppy have an accident? Sponge the area with a solution of 1/2 cup of white  vinegar in a quart of warm water. May need repeat application.

Chewing gum stuck on carpet? Rub the area with ice cubes till gum is ice cold.  Scrape up with a spatula. If stain is still there, you can try using a dry cleaning fluid.

Nail Polish spill? Use nail polish remover, but apply with an eye dropper.  Wait a few minutes, and wipe with a clean, dry cloth.

Kids leave a red lollipop to melt on your carpet? Or a popsicle? Remove the food item,  then sponge with warm water. If this doesn't work, take a teaspoon of very mild detergent  (like ivory snow or dreft) and mix in a 1/2 pint of water. Sponge this on with lukewarm water.

Cigarette burns: Clip the ends of the blackened tufts. Rub the spot with water and a soapless cleaner.