If your carpeting has seen better days, but you can't afford to replace it right now, you might think you're out of options. Luckily, that's not the case. There are actually quite a few things you can do to breathe new life into your old carpeting. Here are two inexpensive ways to restore your old carpeting.
Get Rid of the Odors
If you've had your carpeting for a while, it might be plagued with some serious odor problems. Unfortunately, those foul odors can make it downright unpleasant to be in your home. No matter how much room deodorizer you use, those carpet odors are going to be there. The simple tricks provided here will help remove those nasty odors from your carpeting.
If you have pets, they've probably left their fair share of carpet odors behind. All you need to do to get rid of those odors is reach for the borax. Ordinary borax will remove the odors and leave your carpeting smelling fresh and clean. Sprinkle a generous amount of borax on to your carpets. Allow the borax to sit for about 15 minutes. Vacuum your floor as usual to remove the borax. To keep pet odors away, repeat the application once a week.
Essential oils are great for neutralizing carpet odors. They're simple to use and will only take a few minutes to freshen up your carpets. Place several drops of your favorite essential oil on a cotton ball. Place the damp cotton ball in the dust compartment of your vacuum. Vacuum your carpet as usual. The suction from the vacuum will release the scent from the essential oils and freshen your carpeting. For best results, replace the cotton ball once a week to keep your carpet fresh each time you vacuum.
Remove the Stains
Stains can leave your carpeting looking less than desirable. Luckily, there's a simple way to get rid of the stains and leave your carpets looking clean. This easy-to-make stain remover works great at removing greasy stains too.
Supplies You'll Need
- Plastic bowl
- Warm water
- Grease-cutting dish soap
- Baking soda
- Clean sponge
- Place 2 cups of warm water in a plastic bowl.
- Add 1 teaspoon of grease-cutting dish soap and 2 tablespoons of vinegar to the warm water.
- Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda on the stain.
- Pour a small amount of the cleaning solution onto the baking soda.
- Use your fingers to work the solution into a soft paste.
- Allow the solution to sit on the stain for about 10 minutes.
- Gently dab at the stain with a damp sponge.
- Repeat the process until the stain disappears.
If new carpeting isn't in the budget right now, you can use the simple steps provided above to get your old carpet looking and smelling like new. To help your carpet last longer, be sure to have it professionally cleaned at least once a year. To learn more, contact a company like Gallent Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning.