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by Ilana Nevins

Carpet cleaningFirst impressions are always important so make sure that when people look at your floor, they don’t look down on you.

For the safest do-it-yourself carpet cleaning suggestions, read on:

  • Read Ingredients and Follow Manufacturers Instructions
    It’s always important to follow the instructions for effective cleaning and to avid exposures.

  • Provide Ventilation
    Refrain from having children and pregnant women in the house for at least a few hours after the carpets have been cleaned. Be careful to avid breathing the chemicals which can have damaging affects on their bodies and brains

  • Spot Cleaning
    Always try to deal with stains as soon as they occur, but be careful to spot-check first. Apply a small amount of solution to a corner of the carpet to make sure it will work correctly.

  • Don’t Scrub
    It can push the stain deeper into the carpet. Instead, use a clean, soft towel to blot out the stain.

  • Steam Cleaning
    Try to use liquid dish soap or all-purpose solutions instead of detergent. Keep the windows open and extract water with the steam cleaner.

  • Some efficient and safe carpet choices include: AFM SafeChoice Carpet Shampoo, Bi-O-Kleen Bac-Out Stain and Odor Eliminator, Capture Carpet Cleaning System, Ecover Natural Stain Remover, Nature Clean Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner, and Seventh Generation Natural Citrus Carpet Cleaner with hydrogen peroxide

Here are some home remedies that are easy and effective.

  • Mud: Rub salt on the stain, let it rest for an hour and then vacuum the spot.

  • Coffee: Rub club soda on the stain and then clean it with a sponge.

  • Red wine: While the spot is still wet, apply salt to it. Once it has dried, vacuum the carpet

  • Chocolate: Mix Borax and water until it becomes pasty, then rub it into the spot.

  • Grease: Cover spot with cornstarch or cornmeal, let sit awhile, then rub it in and vacuum

Cleaning your carpet can enhance the whole apartment. It’s easy, cheap and effective. It’ll be easy to impress others and to transform your apartment with these simple steps for cleaning your carpets.

Time to replace the carpet? Click here for your ‘green’ carpet options.

Check out our Green Pages for information on money saving tips that help the environment. Once there, click on the Green Forum.

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