5 Spooky Halloween Carpet Tips | Oregon

Double, double toil and trouble things are getting spooky here in Oregon! Here at Chem-Dry of Hillsboro we have a few tips to keep those spooky stains out of your carpet!

 5 Spooky Tips to Clean Carpets Oregon

1. Get your carpets professionally cleaned once a year.

Chem-Dry of Hillsboro here in Oregon will start with this tip as it’s the most obvious. It’s not season specific, but we couldn’t create a list without mentioning the most obvious – get your carpets professionally cleaned once a year. Chem-Dry of HillsboroHot Carbonating Extracting Process removes 98% of allergens and 82.3% of bacteria from both your carpet and upholstery surfaces. Don’t miss out on the great specials were offering right now!

2. Blot stains, don’t rub them

A common mistake most people make when a stain occurs is trying to rub it out. Instead of rubbing it, try putting some cleaning products on a paper towel or cloth and dabbing the area. If you rub it, it actually causes the stain particles to get further and further into your carpet!

3. If all else fails, try club soda.

Club soda is cleanings best kept secret. It’s true, it works. When blotting, not rubbing, club soda make sure to start outward and move inward – if you start the other way you take a risk of spreading the stain. If club soda by itself doesn’t work, add a little vinegar and water to the mix and this should help. It may take more than a few tries, but this little secret should help take most stains out: including wine.

4. Bust out shaving cream.

Who says shaving cream is just for your legs or facial hair? Bust out some shaving cream and blot it directly on your stain. After you’ve blotted the shaving cream spot, you can apply a mix of vinegar and water to add the finishing touches. Who knew that this solution would be a carpet saver? It’s weird but it works. Still struggling with carpet stains? Call Chem-Dry of Hillsboro here in Oregon and ask about our Specialty Stain Removal.

5. Heat up your candle wax.

With fall in full swing we’re sure you’ve been lighting candles left and right, we sure have. We try to be as careful as we can with wax getting on our carpet but occasionally it happens. Wax is tricky because it dries up very quickly, gets suckered into your carpet and then it’s stuck. What to do? Try heating it back up again with your clothes iron to get it removed. Simply put a cloth wash cloth over the wax, then place the iron over the cloth and it should pick the wax up.