Love the rain but hate the muddy footprints?
We love receiving the much needed rain but we are not fans of the mess it can cause on our carpets. Here's some cleaning tips when you get mud footprints (or paw prints) on your carpet... 𝟏) 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐮𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐝𝐫𝐲. For muddy footprints, you actually want the mud to dry. If you try to clean wet mud, you’ll find that it spreads and dirties the carpet even more.
𝟐) 𝐕𝐚𝐜𝐮𝐮𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐫𝐲 𝐦𝐮𝐝. Once the mud is completely dry (you can use a fan to speed up the drying), you can start to remove the mud. The best way to do this is by using a vacuum, preferably with the hose attachment so you can really focus upon the muddy area.
𝟑) 𝐔𝐬𝐞 𝐚 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐬𝐨𝐢𝐥 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐜𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬. Some bits of soil will probably still be stuck to the fibers of your carpet after vacuuming, so you’ll need to scrape away the mud to loosen it. To do this, use an object such as a spoon and gently scrape the carpet, being careful not to cause any damage. Once you’ve loosened more soil, vacuum once more. Continue scraping and vacuuming until all of the dried mud has been removed.
𝟒) 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐚 𝐦𝐢𝐱𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐦 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐝𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐭. Use a mixture of warm water and dish detergent. If you only have dishwasher tabs, you can substitute with laundry detergent (if a powered detergent, mix well to dissolve detergent).
𝟓) 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐜𝐭 𝐉𝐏 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐩𝐞𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐑𝐨𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐩𝐞𝐭 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠. Prolong the life of your carpet and maintain a healthy environment for your home with regular professional carpet cleanings.