The Joy of Cleaning
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The Joy of Cleaning

Hello and welcome to my cleaning blog. Cleaning can bring you a lot of joy. Without it, our homes and businesses would literally be covered in old food, dust, and garbage. My name is Penny, and in this blog, I'm going to cover cleaning techniques and tips for staying organized. Whether you are trying to wash a stain out of a shirt or keep on top of the vacuuming, I hope these posts help. I also plan to write about hiring professional cleaners for your home, office, or even your industrial facility. My hope is that this blog brings you as much joy as a clean space.


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Has A Rescue Dog Soiled Your Carpeting? 2 Tips To Get It Clean

Catherine Edwards

When you get a rescue dog, they are often scared and nervous when they first come home. This means they may urinate or defecate on your carpeting. This can leave stains, especially if you do not clean the carpeting quickly. Keep reading for two tips to get the stains out. 

Hire a Carpet Cleaning Company

The best way to get your carpets clean and smelling fresh is to hire a carpet cleaning company. They can pretreat the stained areas for you, which may get the stains completely out or fade them enough so they are not noticeable.

There are different types of carpet cleaners used. Many companies use a steam carpet cleaning machine. This carpet cleaning machine shoots hot water into the carpeting and then sucks the water back out along with grime, dirt, and more. Your carpets will dry much faster when compared to other types of carpet cleaning machines. 

There are also shampoo carpet cleaning machines. This is the type of machine that has been commonly used before steam cleaning machines came out. This uses a carpet shampoo that is worked into your carpeting using rotating brushes on the machine. Your carpeting will take much longer to dry with this carpet cleaning method. 

Things You Can Do

If you do not want your entire carpeting clean, you can try to get the stains out yourself. There are carpet cleaners that you can purchase that are specially designed to clean urine and other pet stains. You can find these at home improvement or hardware stores. You can also make a cleaner yourself at home. Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and water. Add a couple of teaspoons of baking soda. Shake the bottle and spray the mixture on the stain. Let the mixture sit on the stain for a couple of minutes. Blot the area with towels. If you still see stains, repeat the process.

If there are poop stains on the carpeting, make sure all dry poop is removed from the carpeting. Fill a spray bottle with cool water and add a tablespoon of white vinegar and a tablespoon of bleach-free liquid dish soap and mix. Spray the liquid on the stain and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Blot the area with a clean, dry towel. If the stain is still there, repeat the process until it is gone. 

If you hire a carpet cleaning company, they can give you tips on removing stains in the future. For more information, contact a company like DiCaprio Carpet Cleaning.