Carpet cleaning machines can be rented by the hour or by the day To deep
clean your carpet push the machine forward over a 3-ft. square area,
releasing the detergent and rotating the brush. At this time hot water
is often used, causing steam. When you pull back, cold water is used as
a rinse. Some machines allow you to manually adjust the water
temperature. Always be sure to rinse thoroughly Slowly go over the same
area a couple of times to work the cleaner into the carpet. Repeat this
process until the entire carpet is cleaned. Allow the carpet to dry
|It usually takes a day for carpet to dry. Wait at
least this long before replacing furniture.
Use a large spoon to pick up spills. Spoons capture liquids well without
damaging fibers. Scoop toward the center of the stain to avoid
spreading. Do not rub stains--blot them (see inset). Apply cleaning
solution to a cloth or paper towel, then blot the stain, working from
the outside toward the center to avoid spreading the stain.
Raise crushed fibers by first dampening the area with water (or allow a
small ice cube to melt on each dent overnight). Work up the crushed
fibers with your hand (or a spoon, if they are stubborn). A hair dryer
on medium temperature not only helps dry the spots while you raise the
fibers, but the heat helps raise the fibers. Sometimes simply holding a
steam iron above the dent will pop up the crushed carpet.