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07/07/2016

Dealing With Summer Carpet Stains

The warm summer months can feel even better when your home is carpeted. Although you may think carpeting will make things more uncomfortable when it's hot out, carpeting actually means you can walk around barefoot comfortably and throw yourself on the floor on those hot summer days when you just can't sit up properly anymore. One downside to a carpeted home during the summer months is that while the children are on summer break, they are more likely to make a mess at home. Not to worry, Fairbanks Cleanpro in College has some carpet cleaning tricks to save you time and stress this summer.

Summer Carpet Stains Caused by Kids

A carpeted home and small children can often combine to create a hard to clean mess. However, if you're careful and prepared to deal with carpet stains quickly, you won't have much to worry about when it comes to flooring.

Gum in Your Carpet

It's no secret that most children are fond of sweets, especially a certain chewy sweet that often finds itself stuck to the most random surfaces. Finding a wad of gum in your child's hair may lead you to cut some strands, but this isn't the case when it comes to carpeting. If you come across gum in your carpet, don't fret, it's actually quite easy to remove. Start by allowing the gum to harden completely. You can speed up this process by using an ice cube. Once the gum is hard, carefully scrape up as much as you can using the dull side of a butter knife. Next, create a cleaning solution by mixing one teaspoon of liquid laundry detergent and one cup of water. Blot this solution onto the leftover stain with a clean washcloth. Next, use a dry washcloth to soak up the solution along with the stain. Finish off by rinsing the stain using cool water and a clean washcloth. Soak up the excess moisture and allow the area to dry.

Removing Crayon Stains From Carpeting

Crayons and coloring books are quite popular with small children. Very young children who are just learning to color may have trouble staying within the lines, or even the coloring page. If your child accidentally stains your carpet with crayons, relax and start gathering your cleaning supplies. Keep in mind that the waxy texture of crayons can cause them to melt into your carpet if not picked up right away. If this is the case, allow the crayon to harden and scrape away as much of it as possible, just like with gum. Next, grab a damp washcloth and place it over the stain. Give the washcloth a few passes with a warm iron. This will help the crayon bits melt and absorb into the washcloth. Once the crayon has been transferred onto the washcloth, use your favorite cleaning solvent to blot the area. Follow up by blotting the stain with some mild detergent before rinsing the area and allowing it to dry. If your carpet looks like it could use some help this season, contact Fairbanks Cleanpro, the best carpet cleaning service in College. Give us a call at (907) 388- 7768 to find out more about our all natural carpet cleaning Ion Exchange Process. Be sure to ask about all of the other services we provide!

Prevent Carpet Stains This Summer

There are simple measures you can take to prevent stains from taking over your clean carpets this summer.

Vacuum Often

As always, it is important that you vacuum often in order to prevent stains, mold growth, and contaminants taking over your carpet. Vacuum at least once a week or twice a week if you have pets or small children in your home.

Leave Your Shoes at the Door

To avoid dragging stain causing agents into your home, such as mud, dirt, water, and grass, make leaving your shoes at the door a new family rule. Place a shoe rack next to your front door as a reminder of your new rule. To make the transition easier, purchase indoor shoes for everyone.

Use Area Rugs and Runners

Area rugs and runners are great for not only preventing stains but also preventing damage to carpeted areas that receive a lot of foot traffic. Place area rugs and runners in spaces where stains have become common in order to save you time and work.

Avoid Eating in Carpeted Areas

If food is the most common carpet staining culprit in your home, make eating in carpeted spaces off limits. This rule may take the time to get used to if everyone is accustomed to eating in bedrooms or the living room. However, over time, you will start to notice a reduction in the carpet stains you are dealing with.

Hire a Carpet Cleaning Service Near Me in College

If it's time for your next carpet cleaning service, contact Fairbanks Cleanpro in College! You can count on our carpet cleaners to get your carpets looking like new again. Give us a call at (907) 388- 7768 to learn more about our services or to schedule your next carpet cleaning.

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