When you’ve been in the flooring business as long as we have, you learn a thing or two about how to best keep a carpet clean. And at Malkin’s, we love sharing our knowledge with our customers—it’s how we keep creating raving fans every day! Read on to discover the answers to our most common carpet-cleaning questions!
- Red Wine:
- To clean a red wine spill, mix a solution of one-part dishwashing liquid, one part white vinegar and four-parts warm water, and dab it onto the stain. After the mixture soaks in, blot the area with a damp paper towel to remove any leftover solution. Repeat this process until the stain is completely gone.
- Pet Accidents:
- To combat the stain and odor of animal urine, first try to absorb as much liquid as possible with a towel and then blot the stain with a damp cloth. Use a solution of one-part white vinegar and one-part water to remove any lingering odors, and then blot dry with a paper towel to finish.
- Oily Substances:
- If you’re facing an oily spill, like olive oil or salad dressing, use an iron on the affected area—making sure to use a damp paper towel in between the carpet and iron to avoid heat damage.
Use ice or dry ice to freeze the gum that is stuck to your carpet. Once it’s hard and frozen, shatter the gum with a hard object, like the back of a spoon. After the gum has shattered into smaller pieces, vacuum the remains to completely remove the leftover traces of gum.
With all stains, it’s a good idea to first try to absorb as much liquid as possible with a dry paper towel. Also, be sure to use a blotting rather than a rubbing motion when lifting a stain, as this could push the stain into your carpet.
Our flooring experts will guide you to the perfect carpet
At Malkin’s, our flooring experts want to help you create a space where guests “gasp in awe” when they walk in. Our dedicated team members know all the latest fashion colors so we can beautify your space—while at the same time helping you make it your own. Stop in today and we’ll help you find the perfect carpet for you and your home.