For a time I was in the residential rental business. Sometimes I was not as choosey as I should have been when it came to accepting new tenants. Sometimes the new tenants came from a different province, where it wasn’t so easy to check their history.
Today’s home cleaning machines utilize several scrubbing brushes which spin and clean with a mix of hot water and carpet shampoo to thoroughly clean your carpets.
Musty odors are generally caused from upholstered furniture that has become wet and didn’t dry out completely. The musty smell is a form of mildew and mold. The first thing you must do to get rid of this smell is destroy the mold and mildew. Move the furniture outside on a warm dry day and let it sit in the sun. If it has seat or back cushions that can be removed, remove them and air them separately. Turn them several times during the day. If by chance there is a slipcover on the furniture, remove it and launder it in the hottest water possible without ruining the fabric and line dry. You should add 1 cup of vinegar to the wash water to deodorize it. You may need to leave the furniture sitting in the sun and fresh air several days to get rid of the smell or greatly reduce it.
Buying a vacuum and bissell carpet cleaner should be based on the kind of fiber that your carpet has. For an instance, a vacuum consisting of a rotating head will only work best if the carpet is made of durable nylon. Aside from that, this type of vacuum will damage carpets with more delicate materials. The suction power of a vacuum is also an important thing if you would like to use powder carpet cleaners and deodorizers. Your vacuum should have powerful suction so that all chemicals will be removed since it can damage your carpet if it’s not completely taken out.
To do a really great job of carpet cleaning in your home, you really need to move your things out of the way when you are cleaning the carpets. You will be happy you did the extra bit of work for years down the line. A little extra effort can go a long way when it comes to giving your carpets a little bit of love.
Hole in the wall? Well of course if you have a massive hole then you definitely need a builder. A small hole however can be mended. You will need poly filler and a spatula. Start off by sanding down the area if it is rough or if there is any leftover wallpaper. Once the area is smooth put the poly filler on the area and scrap it into the hole. If you have created one layer and it doesn’t cover the area then leave it to dry, this should take 30 minutes. Then go over the area again adding layer after layer, waiting between each one. When you have finished leave it to dry and then sand down the area so that it is smooth. You can then wallpaper or paint the area to complete the rejuvenation.
You should vacuum the carpet at least once a week. During the summer, the pet will shed so you must vacuum for a few times each week. If there is an accidental spillage on the carpet, you must clean up immediately with a paper towel or old rag. After removing the feces, you can use a special detergent solution to clean the surface of the carpet. You can use a solution of vinegar and water to remove the stain and bad odor. The smell of the vinegar is poisonous so you must open the window and doors to let the air flow in. If you want to fresh smell in the carpet, you can sprinkle baking soda on it. In the following morning, you can vacuum the baking soda from the carpet.
So there you have it. Those are the Do’s and Don’ts you really want to be aware of before starting your next carpet cleaning job. You don’t have to thank me. Just knowing you won’t be filling your entire home from top to bottom with FOAM because you filled your carpet cleaner with doggie shampoo is thanks enough.