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Carpet cleaning tips

While the best way to keep your carpets clean is to have no food or drink near them, and only walk on them barefoot, we all know this is probably never going to happen!

To enjoy your carpeted spaces, peace of mind is in knowing that you can look after any mishaps such as spilt wine, texta marks from the enthusiastic young artist, water stains from a leaking roof, or accidents from your pets.

Commercial products vs what's in the pantry

Often, you don't have to obtain commercially available products to keep your carpets clean ' you may have exactly what's needed in the pantry or laundry cupboard.

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By using combinations of common household products like white vinegar, water, ammonia, soap (with no bleach or lanolin), lemon juice, baking soda, an old toothbrush and white paper towel, you'll be able to immediately attend toaccident areas and have a good chance of reducing or eliminating the stains.

One simple solution for removing beer and wine spills is to spray one part white vinegar and one part water, leave for 15 minutes, then blot dry.

Generally stains can be removed by mixing vinegar and baking soda, adding water to dilute the paste, then scrubbing onto the stain with an old toothbrush.

The vinegar dissolves the stain, and the baking soda cleans it. Repeat the action if necessary.

A rubbing alcohol is also great to have on hand for such stains as milk.

The power of vacuuming

The first step in keeping your carpets in great condition is to vacuum weekly.

This will assist in drawing out dirt and dust, and prevent a deep build up of unwanted materials that will only further hold onto stains when they occur.

You may though need to call in the steam cleaners  if the stains are too advanced.

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