It’s no secret that carpets don’t last forever. Sun damage, children and pets are just a few of the culprits who contribute to your carpets being worn out. A lot of people think the only solution when your carpets begin looking a little lacklustre is to replace them, but it doesn’t have to be. Before you spend thousands of dollars pulling up and replacing your carpets, consider some alternative methods to bring life back to your carpets. Try these simple tips and tricks to introduce a new life into your carpet.
Time for a bath
When the dog runs in the mud or the kids get spaghetti all over themselves at dinner time, we don’t consider replacing our dog or our children. Instead, we give them a bath. If your carpets have seen better days, consider contacting carpet washers. Washing your carpets can have fantastic results and professional carpet cleaners are equipped with the tools to bring life back to your carpets. With the right blend of chemicals and expertise, a professional carpet washer is able to remove all of the dust and dirt from your carpet and give it the thorough wash they need.
Check the pantry
If the area of carpet you are worried about is only small, you may be able to bring life back with what’s in your pantry. Depending on the extent of the fading or staining you may be able to use vinegar, or even salt water to clean your carpet like new. Testing any home solution on a small patch of carpet is always best. Take a small blend of water and vinegar or salt and spray the affected area. Scruff the carpet with a brush until you are happy with the look and feel. Dry with a blow dryer or allow to air dry, then examine the area for any persistent issues. This process can be followed multiple times for stubborn stains. If this DIY approach isn’t working, consider consulting the experts mentioned above.
Dents in your carpet
If you can’t remember the last time you moved your couch or coffee table, then the furniture indents will be very real for you. You may as well put up a sign that says ‘I have just moved the furniture to clean the carpets!’ Don’t panic, there is a simple solution that can remove those indents and make the carpet look fresh again. Once you have moved the furniture in question, get your ice cube tray out of the freezer and place a couple of ice cubes in the dented carpet. Allow the ice to melt completely. Once the ice has melted you can begin to dry the affected area. As you dry the carpet, the dent will begin to lift out. If there is still a clear indication of where the couch was sitting, consider the tips above to help remove any really stubborn marks.
Once you have completed a thorough clean of your carpets, there is only one step left to bring life back to your lacklustre carpets, deodorise them. Yes, you read that correctly. Smelly carpets may not be obvious to you, but to your guests, it absolutely is. Once you have cleaned your carpets, consider a powder or spray fragrance to give your carpets that brand new smell.
Bringing some new life to old carpets can seem tough at first, but not impossible. There are a number of solutions that can assist. Using professional carpet washers, giving areas a little TLC and then offering a little fresh fragrance can have a big impact. If your carpets are looking a little lacklustre, use these tips to bring life back to them today.