By admin | December 20, 2010
For some odd reason I have always loved to clean. It must be the kid in me because when I was a child it seemed like one was able to accomplish much when one moment a spill or stain was present then the next moment it was gone. These days however with all the responsibilities in our adult life cleaning has become a chore and not the fond memories of mom allowing us to “help” her. I suppose that is the reason why when cleaning whether carpet cleaning, dusting or mopping we want our clean-up methods to be 1. Easy and 2. Readily available.
For carpet cleaning stains one of the easiest to use and readily available in our own home is an ammonia solution. For tough stains and spills like soy sauce, spaghetti sauce and curry you first need to blot the excess liquid from the carpet with paper towels or a clean white rag. It is important to blood the spill from the outer edges working it toward the inner edges to prevent further spreading it. Next, mix a teaspoonful of liquid dishwashing detergent with two cups water in a pail. Use a sponge to apply the mixture on the stained area careful not to soak the carpet too much. Once again blot the area removing as much of the mixture as you can. Repeat the process several times. If the carpeting still has stains make a simple ammonia solution of one tablespoonful of ammonia with half a cup of water and use this to sponge the stain the same way as the dishwashing mixture. Once the stain is gone sponge the area with water to rinse out the ammonia and blot dry with paper towels.
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