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Carpet Cleaning 101

Carpet can add a sense of warmth, texture and color to any room but it is more prone to damage from spills, foot traffic and odors than other types of flooring. The summer months can be especially tough on your carpets as everyone comes in and out of the house more often. Here are the basics of carpet care and maintenance:

Remove Shoes. While it may take time to "train" everyone in your home to do it, removing shoes before entering a carpeted room will dramatically reduce wear and tear and help keep dirt at a minimum.  
Vacuum. Seems like a no-brainer but REGULAR vacuuming (1 or 2 times a week depending on your foot traffic) is crucial to keeping your carpet clean and allergen free. Run the vacuum twice across the carpet in different directions (crisscross pattern) to do a thorough job. Hint: If your vacuum has a bag, be sure it is not overfull for the best results. Always start with a clean vacuum whether bagged or bagless.
Treat Stains Immediately-Always BLOT. Rubbing can wear carpet fibers and set the stain. Use a white or neutral-colored towel so you don't compound the problem by transferring dye. Blot out any excess liquid to prevent mold and mildew. 
Test for Color Fastness BEFORE Applying Any Cleaning Solutions. Whatever cleaning solution you use, always test it first. Wet a cloth with the solution and test behind a door or somewhere inconspicuous. If the carpet changes color or bleeds on your blotting rag, choose a different solution. 
Deodorizing. If you have pets, deodorizing is especially important. You can make your own carpet deodorizer with baking soda and a few drops of essential oil. Also, using a small amount of baking soda in your vacuum bag helps keep odors down.  
Steam Clean every 6-18 months. Depending on the foot traffic, you should give your carpets a good steam cleaning to remove ground in dirt and allergens every 6-18 months. You can rent a steam cleaner from K&B True Value or purchase one depending on how often you need to steam clean.


Keeping Your Carpet Clean For more on carpet cleaning techniques and tips on how to remove almost any stain, watch this video by K&B True Value's own housewares guru Kelsey.

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