Steaming Stains Away

8-2-16.jpgWhen a nasty stain pops up on the carpet, many people will run right over to the store to rent one of those steam-cleaners, thinking it will do the job to take out the stain.  While the rented steam-cleaner will drive the stain away, it will drive a sharp pain into your wallet.  Believe it or not, you can skip these insanely high rental costs and get the stain out efficiently with a steam-cleaner that you already have in your home: an iron.

Steaming out stains with an iron is just as effective as using one of those rental machines, and it will save you time and money in the process.  Simply vacuum the area of the stain, ensuring that there are no loose particles lying around.  Next, take a rag and dampen the stain with a water-vinegar solution (one part vinegar to three parts water).  Once the stains are damped, lie the rag over the stain, turn that iron to the highest setting, and start ironing.  Science 101 tells us that the heat from the iron combined with the moist rag will create steam.  The steam will penetrate the stain, and lift it up into the rag–leaving your carpet looking fresh.

This trick can be used on any type of carpet, but only on carpet–hardwood will not respond kindly to your iron.  Not only that, but this method is sure to get out the nastier stains, like wine, marker, and food.  However, for some of the heavier-duty stains, such as blood, calling in the professionals may be in your best interest.

Thankfully, Bayside Carpet Cleaning offers room-by-room pricing, so you only have to pay for what you need.  For a free in-home estimate, give us a call today!

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