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When you’ve had your carpets professionally cleaned from Van’s Chem-Dry in Sacramento or Elk Grove, you might be wondering what additional procedures you can implement to spruce up your carpets. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or simply want to boost the interior look of your home, getting your carpets looking their best has a significant impact on the cleanliness look of your home. There are several tips and tricks that you can use for your home in Arden-Arcade and the surrounding areas to boost the look of your carpets to hold you over until you’re able to schedule a visit from the professionals who do it best. 

This month, our team of carpet cleaners wanted to share with you some of our favorite carpet cleaning hacks. They’re easy to follow and will allow you to accomplish some great last-minute carpet maintenance before you have guests over.


Our Favorite Hacks for In Between Carpet Cleaning Visits

While there are many DIY carpet maintenance tips out there, these are just a few of our favorites for homes in Sacramento and Elk Grove. Be sure to reach out to a representative from our team if you have any questions regarding any of these tips. We’d also love to hear from you regarding their success or if you made any alterations to improve results!


Tip 1: The Ice Cube Lifter

Moving pieces of upholstered furniture in a room is a great way to keep things fresh and give your room a revitalized feel. But if your heavier furniture is on top of carpet, you’ll likely notice that it leaves behind deep and highly visible imprints. These are distracting and can keep you from fully enjoying the new look of your room.

Dealing with these imprints on your own may not have been easy in the past, but by using our maintenance hack you’ll have a smooth and consistent looking carpet once more.

Just put a regular ice cube on those annoying impressions and give it time to melt. Next, dab away the excess water with a white cotton cloth. Then, place another white towel down over the area and iron on top of it until the carpet fibers are nearly dry. This will leave them soft, pliable, and lifted up to their former state.


Tip #2: Nozzle Vacuuming for Shag Carpets

Shag carpets are starting to make a comeback in many homes throughout Sacramento and Elk Grove. Because of their appearance, they might merit additional and more frequent vacuum cleaning – but take special care not to employ conventional methods. Vacuuming normally like you would on other types of carpet can damage the shag fibers by becoming frizzy, loosening, and eventually shedding.

The next time you want to clean the shag carpet in your Sacramento home, vacuum it instead with the hose attachment. This will allow you to accomplish cleaning that’s much more thorough without stressing the carpet’s weave.


Tip #3: Baking Soda Refresher

The number of household uses for baking soda make it a staple product, even for your carpets! If it has been some time since you’ve last had your carpets or area rugs professionally cleaned from a company like Van’s Chem-Dry, try our simple baking soda hack.

Add a few drops of citrus essential oils to a 16-ounce box of baking soda and sprinkle this mixture on the carpet, allowing it to rest for five or ten minutes. Then, vacuum up the powder. You’ll be left with a carpet that both smells and looks fresh.


Tip #4: Oil Stain Solution

If your carpeted surfaces are located near a kitchen, then you may have already seen or had to deal with a disastrous oil stain. As with most carpet stains, it’s critical that you act quickly to clean up the stain soon after it has occurred to improve your chances of complete extraction.

When you spill oil on a carpet, don’t rub the stain! While it may seem intuitive to rub the stain out, this can cause further damage on the carpet and make the stain larger than it was before. Instead, apply baking soda over the stain to soak up excess spilled oil.

Apply a liberal amount of baking soda to the stained area and leave it until it is clear the powder has absorbed the oil, creating a crusty texture. Vacuum up this mixture to reveal a significantly lighter stain. Then, as soon as you get the chance, reach out to Van’s Chem-Dry to help get the rest of the stain out.

Our team of carpet cleaning technicians has years of experience of ridding carpets of other resilient stains. Whether it’s from oil, juice, coffee, pet urine, or other highly pigmented substances, we’re the leading carpet stain removal specialists in Sacramento and Elk Grove. We’ll work hard to remove virtually any carpet stain. We stand behind our motto that “if we can’t get it out, then no one can!”


Tip #5: Squeegee Carpet Cleaning

If you’re the proud owner of a shedding pet in your home in Sacramento or Elk Grove, you are no stranger to how much pet hair can be found everywhere. Particularly with carpets and upholstery, it seems to stick like a magnet to these surfaces. The last thing you want when guests come over is to have to continuously peel pet hair off of their clothes from sitting on the carpet or upholstered furniture.

A vacuum is a great place to start to solve the problem, but it might not always cut it due to the pet hair’s sticking power. That’s when it’s time to reach for a squeegee.

While this tool is designed for glass window panes, it can also dislodge pet hair and other stubborn particles from carpets and fabrics. Just squeegee your couches and carpets as you would a window. You’ll be surprised at how much pet hair you are able to remove!


Carpet Cleaners in Sacramento

These carpet cleaning hacks are a great way to enhance the appearance of your carpets in a short period of time. However, nothing beats the cleaning process from Van’s Chem-Dry to powerfully refresh the appearance and feel of your carpets! We proudly serve the communities of Carmichael, Elverta, Gold River, North Highlands, Rancho Cordova, Rancho Murieta, Rio Linda, Rosemont, West Sacramento and Wilton, with unbeatable carpet cleaning services. Call or text us today at (916) 641-0144 to schedule your home’s next carpet cleaning appointment.

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