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Cleaning a Carpet

What products I can use to clean a brand new carpet. Thank you.
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Posted 2018-05-24T04:21:03+0000  by Azalia Azalia

Hello Azalia and welcome to the Community.

Are you cleaning the entire carpet or just a spot here and there?  Do you have a particular type of stain you need to get out, pet, wine. ground in dirt?  Do you want to buy a carpet cleaning machine or Rent one from the Home Depot Tool Rental?  The answers to these question could narrow down the chooses you need to make.

Here is a LINK to many carpet cleaning tools and products.  Click HERE to view the Home Depot Carpet cleaning tool options.

Click on GUIDE to view a carpet cleaning buying Guide.

Step 1: Vacuum thoroughly

  • Carpets should be vacuumed often to prevent dirt from being ground into the carpet backing or from wearing away carpet fibers.
  • Vacuum in two directions, perpendicular to each other for best results.
  • A vacuum cleaner with a rotating bristle is best for lifting embedded dirt.

Step 2: Pre-treat stains and high-traffic areas

  • Test for colorfastness by spraying spot cleaner in an obscure corner.
  • Spray it on the stain following the manufacturer’s directions and blot with a clean, white cotton towel. For stubborn areas, gently rub with a scrub brush and then blot with a clean white towel.
  • Repeat until stain is gone. Extremely tough stains may require multiple treatments.

Step 3: Clean with a vacuum or carpet cleaning machine

  • Vacuum cleaner method: Apply dry foam carpet cleaner, scrub into carpet and let dry.
  • Steam (hot water) extraction method: Apply extractor carpet shampoo with any extraction cleaner for steam cleaning and allow it to dry thoroughly.

Step 4: Vacuum well after carpet has dried

  • Allow carpet to dry thoroughly.
  • Vacuum carpet with a household vacuum cleaner.

Thank you for your inquiry.


Posted 2018-05-24T15:47:40+0000  by Char_HD_CHI
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