• March 14, 2018

If you’ve decided to put your property on sale, you can make it stand out from the rest. You will need to de-clutter, do repairs, and get your residence cleaned up thoroughly. A prospective buyer will most likely notice your carpeting first when they enter your home; therefore, you need to focus on cleaning up your carpet as your first priority. Just by vacuuming, shampooing and grooming can make even an old carpet look fluffy and new.

Here are the steps you need to follow for cleaning up your carpet:

  • De-clutter the carpeted rooms which need to be cleaned. You can store the items either in a storage facility or in another part of your house.
  • Examine your carpet closely looking for problem areas like spots and stains.
  • To remove hardened stain from the carpet, spray a stain remover and leave in place the cleaning agent for the time period specified in the instructions. To absorb the cleaner along with the stains, blot the place with a rag. Repeat process until stain is removed.
  • Place ice cubes on the dented areas of the carpet underneath the furniture and allow them to melt completely.
  • Using a paper towel, blot the wet portions gently till no more moisture is absorbed.
  • Using a hand towel, remove the excess liquid. Then lay the towel over dented areas of the carpet and gently iron the towel for about a minute or so, focusing on the areas above the dent.
  • Remove all the dirt and dust by vacuuming the carpet before shampooing it, especially focusing on the corners and spaces where the carpet is adjacent to the walls, as well as the high-traffic areas.
  • Fill the exact amount of cleaning solution and water in your carpet shampooer as specified by the manufacturer.
  • Choosing the area farthest from the exit doorway, start shampooing the carpet. CAUTION: Insure you are making enough dry passes to remove as much water and detergent as possible. Excess detergent or water can create rapid resoiling or mildew issues.
  • Let the carpet dry up completely.
  • If any furniture got displaced during the procedure, return it to the room.

But hey, who really has time to do all this? Let the professionals at ProDry Floor Care handle this for you so that you can focus on all the other things required to get your house on the market!