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Carpet Cleaning Tips

When one considers making a positive change in their home or office, one of the easiest tricks is to get your carpets looking fresh and spotless. The look and quality of the carpets in your home can make a big difference on style, cleanliness, and in the case of home sellers, your home’s resale value. Carpet cleaning services is an affordable way to make a big difference in the overall appearance of your home. Below are some tips from the carpet cleaning experts at ServiceMaster Fire & Water Restoration.

Grease and Oil Marks

Gently rub in talcum powder, cornmeal or cornstarch. Let it set and then brush or sponge powder away. Vacuum the area.

Mustard Spots

Soak stained area with diluted ammonia (one tablespoon ammonia, one cup of water). Then dry with a hair dryer.

Red Wine

Use club soda to flush the wine from carpet fibers.

Blood Spots

Flush with cold water. Avoid hot water as heat will set the bloodstain.

Soft Drinks

Blot the area with a vinegar solution (one part vinegar, two parts water). Then blot with a detergent solution (one teaspoon detergent and one quart water).


Freeze the gum with ice and use a dull knife to remove.

Candle Wax

Put a brown paper bag over the dried wax and run a hot iron over it. The bag will absorb the hot wax.

Latex Paint

Soak with dish detergent diluted with 20 parts water. Agitate the area, blot, rinse and blot again.

Ball Point Ink

Use hair spray and be sure to rinse the entire area well with water when finished.

Remember you are attempting to clean your carpets at your own risk. If you are unsure about your abilities to clean your carpet and to avoid damages, call ServiceMaster Fire & Water Restoration for professional carpet cleaning services. Our carpet cleaning team will leave your carpets looking outstanding.

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  • Arrives when appointment made, calling first. Very careful when going thru doorways. Friendly and courteous.

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  • Technician was very thorough and pleasant. Carpets looked great. I especially liked that he came back to follow-up on a few remaining spots and eliminated them! I will hang on to your phone number and use you again!

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