Family, pets, and kids, along with yourself, contribute to all the bacteria and mess on your floors and carpets. Stains are bound to happen, but there are proper ways to get rid of those stains and get rid of most of the bacteria. First of all, you should use a non-toxic antibacterial solution, just like professional carpet cleaners use.
After you clean up after accidental messes or stains, there are still microorganisms that can’t be seen by the human eye. You should use a non-toxic antibacterial solution, and you can make a very effective one yourself at home. Get two cups of baking soda and mix it with one cup of vinegar in order to make a paste. Vinegar is an antimicrobial substance, and baking powder is, of course, a universal cleaner that can has a variety of uses, including deodorization. Before you use the mix, test it out on a small piece of your carpet first. Then, you can rub in the solution in a circular motion on the stained area with a clean white cloth. Let it sit for a couple of hours to do its magic. When the liquid has evaporated, you can vacuum the area.
Antimicrobial solutions are great at helping to get rid of mildew, urine, bacteria, sewage, contaminants, and water damage. If bacteria in your home aren’t cleaned up, it can severely affect your skin, allergies, and make you more susceptible to illnesses. You don’t even have to limit the antimicrobial solution to just your carpet, as you can use it anywhere in your home, such as your kitchen tile, upholsteries (check first to see if it won’t ruin it), couches, fabrics, etc.
There are many things you can do around the house that will save you money here and there. Every little bit helps, so taking these tips into consideration will definitely help you out financially in the long run. These random tips for maintaining your home will save you time and money.
When you’re using your heater or your air conditioning, you can lower the cost of using them by lowering your square footage. How do you do this? Close your closet doors, as well as your closets along exterior walls. This will also help insulate your home better. This is a very beneficial thing to do, and you will save a nice amount of change every year off your energy bill.
Make your dryer run more efficiently, and minimize its potential problems, by shortening the dryer-vent hose. Beforehand, disconnect the hose and vacuum it out. After, cut the hose length so it’s long enough for the drawer to be a few feet out from the wall and no longer. If you have a short, unobstructed dryer hose, your dryer will run smoother for longer. Not only will you save money by doing this, but your clothes will dry faster as well.
Whenever you decide to paint or repaint your house, choose one neutral trim paint, as opposed to buying a gallon of a particular color for each room. If you buy a particular color for each room, you’re wasting money by only using part of the paint in each can. Better yet, get white paint: it matches with anything and you’ll never have to struggle to find a can of touch up paint.
Use these three simple tips and save over one hundred dollars a year.
Upholstery is important to take care of, but most people tend to ignore their upholstery unless it gets stained. Your upholstery should be cleaned on a regular basis because if it isn’t, your living space will be open to poor oxygen quality, leaving you and your loved ones open to potential health problems. When the oxygen circulates around your house, it goes through all of your carpet, rug and upholstery, and those parts of your house act as filters or distillers. They trap all the dust and debris in your home, making it difficult to pick up all of it with just regular cleaning.
Cleaning your upholstery is as important as cleaning your carpets. Yes, you can clean your upholstery yourself, and you should, but your upholstery should also be cleaned professionally at least once every year. Having licensed cleaning professionals clean your upholstery will lower the allergens in your home, keeping allergies down to a minimum. If you leave the dirt, debris and past stains on your upholstery, then they will just sink deeper until it can’t be picked up anymore.
When it comes to cleaning your carpets and upholstery, there shouldn’t be one that’s attended to more than the other. Cleaning your upholstery is just as important as cleaning everything else in your home. Most people just clean their upholstery when it gets blotched or gets stained, but just because it doesn’t look dirty doesn’t mean it’s completely clean. Put your upholstery on a list of things to clean on a normal basis because it does make an important difference in the health of your home.