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Keeping your carpets in their best condition can be a tall task. However, with the professionals at Grace Chem-Dry, you can easily maintain the look and feel of your home’s carpets in Columbia, Camden, and Sumter for many years to come. We proudly offer professional carpet cleaning services in the Midlands of South Carolina to extract significant amounts of dirt, dust, allergens, and other trapped particles. We can also help rid your carpet of some of its toughest stains to give your home a refreshed new look.

What about keeping your carpets clean in between professional appointments? While there exists a plethora of DIY carpet cleaning tips to hold you over until your next professional carpet cleaning appointment, not all of them are beneficial for your carpet and may cause unexpected damage. The team of carpet cleaners at Grace Chem-Dry has been in business for quite some time and through our years of experience we’ve learned a thing or two about which DIY maintenance tips work better than others. 

We thought that it would be a good idea to share some of our favorite carpet cleaning tips with you so you can clean your carpets safely and effectively until you have your carpets professionally cleaned by Grace Chem-Dry. Whether you’re trying to accomplish some last minute cleaning or have some more time on your hands to get a little more in depth, these tips are for you! Schedule your home’s next carpet cleaning in Columbia, Camden, Sumter, Lexington, Irmo, Lugoff, Elgin, Blythewood, Bishopville, Dalzell, and Lakewood with us today!

 

Our Favorite Hacks for In Between Carpet Cleaning Visits

Get ready to jot down our technicians’ top hacks for getting your carpet looking its best in between scheduled deep cleans:

 

Tip 1: The Ice Cube Lifter

You might end up getting tired of your furniture being laid out a certain way and want to switch it up. However, if your heavier furniture is on top of carpet, you might notice that it will leave behind deep imprints of where it once was. This can be frustrating to deal with and also create a distraction to prevent you from fully enjoying the new look of your room.

The next time that you decide to move around your furniture, give this tip a try to quickly fix those deep imprints to make it look like furniture was never there! Just put a regular ice cube on those annoying impressions and give it time to melt. Next, dab away the excess water with a white cotton cloth. Then, place another white towel down over the area and iron on top of it until the carpet fibers are nearly dry. This will leave them soft, pliable, and lifted up to their former state.

 

Tip #2: Nozzle Vacuuming for Shag Carpets

Shag carpet is becoming a popular addition to many homes throughout Columbia. However, many homeowners are making the mistake of using conventional vacuuming to clean them, leaving them prematurely damaged and ruined. Instead of using your vacuum as usual, get out the hose attachment to do more detailed vacuuming of your shag carpet. The concentrated nozzle will clean deep into the roots of the carpet without stressing its weave, resulting in less fiber loss and frizz.

 

Tip #3: Baking Soda Refresher

Yes, baking soda also has its uses to help your carpets smell fresh and look their best. If you notice that your home’s carpets are smelling bad and need a little refresh, give this next tip a shot.

Add a few drops of citrus essential oils to a 16-ounce box of baking soda and sprinkle this mixture on the carpet, allowing it to rest for five or ten minutes. Then, vacuum up the powder. You’ll be left with a carpet that both smells and looks fresh. This is a great way to quickly boost the quality of your carpets before guests come over.

 

Tip #4: Oil Stain Solution

Spilling oil on the carpet can be a little nerve-wracking, especially if you don’t know how to properly deal with these types of stains. It’s critical to quickly take action in resolving these stains before they leave permanent damage on your carpets.

Baking soda can also help to remedy these types of carpet stains. Just apply a liberal amount of baking soda to the stained area and leave it until it is clear the powder has absorbed the oil, creating a crusty texture. Vacuum up this mixture to reveal a significantly lighter stain. Then, as soon as you get the chance, reach out to Grace Chem-Dry to help get the rest of the stain out.

We’ve been the carpet stain removal experts in Columbia, Camden, and Sumter for quite some time now and we work according to the motto that “if we can’t get it out then no one can!”

 

Tip #5: Squeegee Carpet Cleaning

If you have pets that shed, then you know how quickly pet hair can spread throughout the home – especially on the carpet! If you’re looking for an easier way to clean up pet hair on the carpet before you have guests over, turn to the squeegee. While this tool is designed for glass window panes, it can also dislodge pet hair and other stubborn particles from carpets and fabrics. Just squeegee your couches and carpets as you would a window. You’ll be surprised at how much pet hair you are able to remove!

 

Carpet Cleaning in Sumter and the Surrounding Areas

These tips will help you experience cleaner carpets that lead to an overall healthier home. Because carpets filter out many of the dirt, dust, and allergens that get tracked into our homes, it’s crucial that they receive proper levels of cleaning. Grace Chem-Dry is here to help you with your professional carpet cleaning needs in Columbia, Camden, Sumter, and the surrounding areas. Whether it’s your home or business that needs general carpet cleaning or more specialized stain removal done, we’re the team to call. We’d be happy to provide a free price estimate for our services, contact us today at (803) 828-0338.