Carpets are a great addition to any home, adding warmth and comfort. However, if your carpets have been damaged by water or another liquid that will not clean up easily, you may be wondering how to clean them and get rid of the stains. Fortunately for you, this blog post is here to help! We will cover everything from removing all furniture in the room to cleaning specific types of stains on your carpet. By following these steps, you can clean up water damage with ease!
Remove all furniture from the room, including carpeting
Remove as much as possible of any clean water that you can with a wet vacuum cleaner. This will help to reduce the likelihood that your carpets are damaged by mold and bacteria growth during this process.
Use a Wet Vacuum
Next, use an upright or portable machine such as one for shampooers on your carpet. Be sure to choose something appropriate for cleaning up liquid messes! If there is still some residual standing water in spots where it accumulated before being cleaned up initially, go back over them again with another round using either device before moving onto step #3 below.
Remove any Debris From the Carpet
Remove any dried up leaves that may have blown in and clean out anything that you can with a vacuum cleaner. This will help to remove some of the stains before we get into cleaning them below. Be sure not to use too much suction, as this could spread around your dirt and other messes instead of sucking it all up like is desired!
Vacuum again with an Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Now it is time to clean the stains on your carpets! Start by vacuuming them using an upright vacuum cleaner if one is available, or else you can go straight into cleaning any of those stubborn water and dirt spots left that have dried out after all this work so far. If there are small spills such as from drinks, these will be removed more easily by using only your wet vacuum for now before moving onto step #5 below which deals specifically with getting rid of larger spillages (such as food) later on in this post! You may also want to add dish soap directly to the stains if you have a shampooer machine. This will help to clean up the stains, and it is even more effective when combined with drying as in step #5 below!
Apply Some Dish Soap Directly to Stains
- Be sure that your carpet is clean before doing so by using either method mentioned above. For extra stubborn spots, you can try adding laundry detergent mixed with warm water instead of just dish soap for added effects on tough dirt or food spills. Use this mixture sparingly though - too much can leave behind residue which may not clean from carpets easily afterwards! Allow them to soak for up to 24 hours depending on how severe the spillage was and what kind of fabric your carpeting are made of. For example, if you have a wool carpet it may take longer to clean up while some synthetic carpets might not require soaking at all!
- If any stains are still there after 24 hours, try using spot treatments on them before moving onto step #6 below.
Allow carpets to Dry before Replacing Furniture
Lastly, allow your floors to fully dry out for no less than 72 hours and then replace the furniture that was removed in Step #1 earlier so that visitors and residents can enjoy their clean home once more! You should also clean up anything else left over from this process such as leftover water or vacuum machine attachments. If you work hard enough with these steps above, removing water damage is not impossible!
Carpets are not that easier as they seem. It is a difficult task to deep clean a carpets but by reading this guide along with cleaning can help you get your carpets cleaned.