Here’s a great selection of carpet cleaning tips straight from the notebooks of professional carpet cleaners:
Carpet Cleaning Tip #1: Devise a Plan
It’s a good idea to put your expensive carpeting on a cleaning schedule. Just as vacuuming alone won’t keep your carpet clean, using only the most convenient carpet cleaning processes won’t either. The best plan is a regular program of daily vacuuming, weekly dry absorbent powder cleaner, and a fairly frequent heavy-duty professional carpet cleaning to remove the deepest dirt and residue.
Carpet Cleaning Tip #2: Getting Out Stains
In general, blotdon’t rub–as much of the spillage up as possible, removing any solids and blotting inward toward the center of the stain. Choose one of the following cleaners to work on the stain: a clear liquid detergent (the non-transparent liquid detergents can leave extra residue), a grease and oil-cutting spot remover such as Energine, a solution of one tablespoon of ammonia to one cup of water (not for wool fibers), non-oily polish remover, club soda, or a solution of one part white vinegar to one part water. After you’ve removed...