If you are renting the property you live in but you are thinking to end the tenancy agreement and move somewhere else, you will most probably have the obligation of cleaning the place to the state you have received it in. In those cases, your best option will probably be to hire a cleaning agency that will do it all for you and you will rest assured that the landlord is not going to deduct any money for cleaning. However, sometimes you may not have the time to book an agency and you may have to do the cleaning yourself. If that is the case then you should know that special attention always needs to be paid to the carpets. Carpets can prove to be hard to clean but there are certain steps you can follow that will guarantee you that they will be spotless.
Even if you clean the carpet often enough sometimes you cannot prevent the buildup of stains through the years.
In cases with old stains the method your grandparents used to perform with the old soap and warm water will not be enough to get rid of them. Luckily today there are many products on the market that can help you do the task with ease. If you want to tackle the dirt on the carpet, you should use special carpet powder rather than just ordinary shampoo. Yes, the shampoo will make everything smell nice but will not have the power to remove old stains plus it will normally take a long time to dry. If you use powder products, you will see that they work immediately and after being vacuumed, the carpet is ready for you to stand on it again.
If you are a fan of natural cleaning products, then the next lines are just for you.
Baking soda is one of the best alternatives to the powdered products you can buy from the shops. It does a spectacular job and it is odour free. All you need to do is sprinkle the soda on the stain, leave it for 30 minutes and then vacuum. For best results with old stains, you should leave the soda on the carpet all night and vacuum the next morning. The result will leave you speechless as the carpet will be spotless and fresh.
If your stain is fresh you can use salt. We all know the old trick of using salt when we have an oil stain on our clothes as the salt just absorbs the oil is put on it. The same goes for the carpets too. In case you have a fresh coffee stain, the last thing you want to do is leave it to dry and then tackle it. Instead, you can use soda or tonic water for amazing and fast results. You always need to remember that you need to test every product on a small area just so you are sure that it works the way you want it. If you prefer to use shampoo on your carpets then you will need to buy the proper carpet shampoo and use it in the right way.
One of the most important tips that actually goes not only for the carpet shampoo but also for every other stain remover is to read the label and the directions of the manufacturer as some solutions may need to have water added to them. Next step is to add just enough of the shampoo in order to cover the stained area. If you use too much of the detergent, you will increase drying time significantly and will also waste detergent unnecessarily. If you have stubborn stains you will need to use a brush preferably hard-bristled one. Once you see the dirt has come off, leave the carpet to dry and the once the shampoo has dried you can use a vacuum cleaner.
As you can see the cleaning of your carpet at the end of the tenancy agreement doesn't have to cost you a fortune and cause you headaches. You can do the cleaning yourself and use the above-mentioned techniques will neither require special skills nor expensive products.