If you have carpeting in your house, you know that one of the most frustrating things about caring for your carpet is getting those annoying spots out. It’s always better to avoid causing spots to begin with but unfortunately this isn’t really possible. Spills, mud tracks, and pet accidents can all cause spotting on your otherwise pristine carpet. Here’s what you can do to combat those spots when they do appear.

First, you should know what not to do. Although chemical cleaners might seem like a surefire way to purge spots from your carpet, they should actually be avoided. Chemical cleaners can be harsh on carpet fibers and are known to cause more damage to your carpet in the long run. There are better and less harmful ways to clean your carpet and get spots out of it.

Removing Spots from Your Carpet or Rug

If a spill happens, the first thing you want to do is get a towel and blot the spill repeatedly. Blotting is gentler on your carpet whereas scrubbing a spill may cause the stain to go deeper into the fibers of your carpet. Keep blotting the spill with dry areas of the towel until it stops absorbing. The sooner you catch the spill and start working it out of your carpet the better. You don’t want to give that spill any time to seep into your carpet and cause an even deeper spot.

Sometimes just blotting with a towel isn’t enough to completely remove the spill. If you still see it in your carpet, the next step is to take some water and create a puddle over the spot. Quickly start blotting the spot again with another towel. You may have to repeat this process several times before you are able to completely removed or greatly diminish the appearance of the spot. Check out these tips to keep your carpets clean in between professional cleaning and treatment.

Don’t let troublesome spots bring down the quality and beauty of your carpet. If you can catch spills as quickly as possible and if you’re willing to put in some work, your carpet can look like new again.

Contact Sweeney Cleaning today for professional carpet cleaning in Sarasota. Every day our professional cleaners are helping homeowners throughout Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton, Venice, Port Charlotte, Englewood, and North Port.

In addition to carpet, oriental rug, and area rug cleaning, we also provide tile and grout cleaning, sealing, and restoration, air duct cleaning, upholstery, leather sofa, couch, furniture cleaning, pressure and power washing, and paver cleaning for homes and businesses. Including in-house drapery, window blinds, and curtain cleaning services, so you never have to take your drapes and curtains down while cleaning. They stay in place.

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