Carpets that acquire stains and become dirty over time can be cleaned either by the homeowner or a professional carpet cleaning company. It is recommended to attend to any stain when it first occurs and to have your carpets cleaned as needed. By cleaning your carpets regularly, you will improve the carpets appearance and of course, its cleanliness. However when pets or kids have their various accidents, cleaning the top of the carpet can only go so far. To successfully remove nasty smells or kill any bacteria that may be left behind you must clean the carpet padding as well. Carpet Care 2000 will share the proper steps to clean the under padding of your carpets.
Cleaning Carpet Padding
Keep in mind that it is not easy to clean carpet padding, nor is it something that needs to be done very often. In most cases it is best to just change out the padding. However sometimes that is just not in the budget. If you have attempted many times to clean your carpet, yet the nasty odor remains, it might mean the source of the smell is in the padding of the carpet. If you’re on a tight budget yet still want to cure your home of the odor emitting from your carpets, follow these steps to properly clean carpet padding.
Step 1. Start by removing the carpet. Do this by going to one corner of the room and lift the carpet upwards. Remove the entire edge and begin to roll the carpet toward the other edge of the room. If you only need to clean one area of the carpet, only expose or remove the needed amount of carpet.
Step 2. While using cold water, take a cloth and blot at the area of the padding that requires cleaning. Don’t over soak the padding. All that is first needed is to lightly dampen the padding.
Step 3. Next, mix together ½ cup of vinegar with 1 quart of warm water in a bucket or bowl. Use a sponge to spread the mixture. It is safe to be liberal when applying the cleaning agent on the stain or soiled areas that require cleaning. After applying the mixture on the needed areas allow it to soak on the padding for 30 minutes.
Step 4. For more stubborn areas, use liquid dish soap in warm water and scrub at the affected area.
Step 5. Afterwards you will need to rinse the padding down. Do this by using straight cold water. You can use a sponge or cloth and dab or blot at the area until the content is removed.
Step 6. After rinsing the carpet, allow it to fully dry. You can use a fan to help speed up this process.
Step 7. To make sure the odor is completely gone liberally sprinkle baking soda on the padding and put the carpet back in place.
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Carpet Care 2000 knows that odor can be a difficult thing to remove out of carpets. Often it is due to the padding. If you find you need help cleaning and removing the odor out of your carpet, contact Carpet Care 2000 today.