How to hide carpet stains until a cleaner arrives
Imagine for a moment that your carpet is starting to appear a bit worse for wear, and as a result, you make the decision to hire the services of a professional carpet cleaning company. However, due to the fact that they are in such high demand, they are unable to come until the following week. In the meantime, however, you are planning a get-together with your family to commemorate your 25th wedding anniversary. You need to administer some “first aid” to your carpet as a stopgap measure so that you can prevent embarrassment until you can get it professionally cleaned. Keeping this in mind, what are some effective ways to cover up those unsightly carpet stains until a professional can assist you?
Applying a warm soapy solution as a treatment
If your carpet has spots that are darker than the surrounding carpet because dirt has collected there to create surface stains, you might want to try treating it with some warm soapy water. However, you should be aware that extreme caution is required. If you use too much water, you risk ruining the carpet; therefore, you should only use enough to dampen a cloth, and, more importantly, you should always blot rather than rub the stain. However, it may be sufficient to temporarily relocate any darker dirt spots that have formed on the surface. This is because it is unlikely to be sufficient to remove a stain that has penetrated deeper into the material.
A solution of baking powder and vinegar
Natural substances like vinegar and baking powder have been used for decades as a tried-and-true method for removing a wide variety of stains from carpeting. So, this is probably not going to blow your mind, but here’s a cool technique that you might not be familiar with. First, use a combination of white vinegar and baking powder in a spray bottle and spray the previous stain. After that, place a damp cloth that is lint-free and free over the top. After that, using a household iron with the steam setting turned on, iron over the wet towel while applying a light amount of pressure. If you lift the towel, you should see that the majority of the stain has transferred to the underside of the towel and is no longer there on the carpet. If you do decide to go through with it, one piece of advice I can give you is to make sure that the carpet you use is not a costly Persian rug but rather one that is quite hardy. It’s possible that you’re causing more harm than good.
The deception surrounding it
Last but not least, there is always the option of using a cover-up in the event that the first two procedures are unsuccessful and you are still left wondering how you can disguise your carpet stains until the professional carpet cleaner arrives. It is not surprising that a significant number of stains appear close to the locations of the sofas, chairs, and coffee tables. It’s possible that concealing the stain by turning the sofa or coffee table in one direction or another won’t be such a bad idea after all. They won’t be any the wiser, and your stains will be hidden from view if you tell your visitors that you’ve chosen to switch things up and have a change around.
However, what should you do if the spot on your carpet is right in the middle of the room where everyone can see it? The response is… Consider using a scatter rug. Again, people might commend you on your sense of style, and the stain would be completely concealed and out of sight.
If you have a carpet with a light color and are out of other options, you might try using talcum powder to cover the stain as a last resort if you have a light-colored carpet. Even though this is merely a stopgap measure, it could end up being adequate to get you through the night of the celebration without causing you to feel any shame.
You now have access to tried and true advice that will assist you in concealing carpet stains until the professional carpet cleaner arrives. Contact Green Carpet’s Cleaning if you believe that it is about time that you provided your carpet with the attention and care that it needs. Our services extend to all of the districts surrounding Brisbane, and we have many years of experience in this field. Because of this, we are aware of how to get the very best performance out of your carpet by combining cutting-edge technology, extensive industry experience, and meticulous attention to detail. Get in touch with us today at 800 449 4304 for a competitive quote that is free of charge and comes with no obligations. Get a Same Day Carpet Cleaning Campbell service with us.