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Tips for cleaning carpets after summer with kids

After summer with the kids, your carpet might need some attention.

Derek Niederquell of 1-800 Water Damage – a national firm in property restoration specializing in water, fire, and carpet cleaning – offers some tips for keeping rugs in good shape.

  • Chewing gum in a plush carpet. Niederquell suggests applying a bag of ice directly over the affected area and allowing the gum to completely freeze. Once that has occurred, peel off the frozen substance using your hands or a dull butter knife.
  • For Gatorade or soda, even red wine, Niederquell recommends blotting the stain using cold water and a clean white cloth.

Then, apply salt to draw out the stain’s moisture and let it stand for a few hours. Afterward, discard the salt and vacuum the carpet, he said.

  • For grass, vacuum up any dry particles, then apply a detergent solution composed of warm water and dish soap.

Let this treatment stand for five minutes and blot the rug dry with a clean cloth.

  • Mud tracks? Niederquell suggests letting the mud dry, then vacuuming up as much as possible.

Then, apply a mixture of warm water and vinegar, then blot it until all the liquid has been absorbed.

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