Keeping your carpets looking brand new isn’t easy, especially not after all the drops, spills and many other things that it goes through. But fear not! Bob’s Carpet and Flooring Mart, Tampa Bay’s favorite go-to flooring store brings to you simple tips to help you to preserve the hygiene and appearance of your carpet.

Get set to be amazed, as we reveal some carpet care secrets we bet you did not know about.

1. Don’t Rub Stains, Blot Them

Whenever we see a stain, we’ve a tendency to rigorously rub it, so that it vanishes then and there. They usually don’t! In fact, this is bad for your carpets because rubbing causes particles to get groundinto the carpet fibers, leading to their premature breakdown. To avoid this, dab the stains with a cleaning solution and a clean cloth. Put small amount of pressure on the stain so that the cloth soaks it up. But make sure it is blotted from the outside of the stain to inward. Otherwise the stain can spread.

2. Shaving Cream Is Magic

Did you know that shaving cream is absolutely the best remover for any type of stains? That’s right! Apply it directly to the stain and let it set for about half an hour. Then blot it away with a dry white cloth. After that, spray it with a solution made with vinegar and water. Don’t forget to wipe away the solution with a cloth.

3. Simply Freeze Itto Remove Dried Gum

How many times do we curse ourselves when we see chewing gum stuck on the carpet? But this sticky kind of mess is not difficult to get rid of. Grab a couple of ice cubes from the freezer and freeze it for thirty seconds. Once it is frozen, simply lift up the blob using a spoon and cut the strands of the carpet as close to the gum as possible.But try to cut only a small amount of the carpet, otherwise the spot may become visible. 

4. To Remove Dried Wax, Heat It Up

On the other hand, if wax has been dripping onto your precious carpet, it may get dried and fixed. There is a simple way to take it out.  Keep a paper towel on top of the spot and iron it. The melting wax will bind to the paper and will be gone after you’ve done it for a couple of times. But take care not to use the iron for more than half a second. Also, avoid using colored cloths and towels, as the heat can transfer the color onto your carpet.

5. Don’t Neglect Deep Cleaning

This one is a no brainer but is the most important one. To keep your carpet looking fresh and brand new, deep clean it twice a year, more often, if you’ve kids or pets at home. Steam cleaning removes oil and grease deposits making your carpet cleaner than ever before.

The specific method for cleaning your carpet depends on the type of carpet as well as the kind of stain you are trying to remove.

We at Bob’s Carpet and Flooring Mart understand that your carpet is a big investment. Count on us for bringing to you the best quality carpets at the best prices. You can also rely on us for offering tips and tricks to keep your carpet clean.

We have been in the business since 1969 and have 15 stores in Tampa Bay area, Florida. Our experts are more than happy to provide you with all the information regarding installation and carpet maintenance and care. Get in touch with us today and learn more.