Baby-safe ways to refresh your carpet
Your baby sits, crawls on your carpet and explores everything around your home. Keeping your carpet clean and refreshed is important as it gathers debris and bacteria. The harsh chemicals that most detergents for cleaning carpets contain can be as dangerous for your newborn health as the grime and germs that are on the floor. That’s why you should apply baby safe ways to refresh and clean your carpets. Here you will learn how to do this.
To protect your carpets and home from soiling place door mats in front of your doorsteps. This way everyone can wipe their feet and won’t bring dirt inside your rooms. Make sure you and everybody else who enters your home take off their shoes for the same reasons. Keeping your carpet and floor clean will be done easier this way. If you look after a baby, vacuum cleaning of your carpets should be done at least twice per week. You will reduce the number the dust mites, allergens and grime on your carpets. Invest in a powerful vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter to achieve best results of your hoovering.
Use non-toxic, eco-friendly and less aggressive detergents for cleaning, refreshing and removing stains from your carpets. Liquid spills can be removed by carefully blotting them with an absorbent cloth or paper towel the moment they appear. To remove sticky substances from your carpet don’t scrub, but scrape them off with your silverware. You can harden them with ice and apply home-made cleaning solution on the area. Make it by mixing a cup of warm water with half teaspoon liquid dish detergent. Another option you have for making a cleaning solution is combining 2/3 cup of warm water with 1/3 cup of white vinegar.
Cleaning stains from red wine and others from your carpet can be done in a baby-safe way using plain club soda. BestCleanersLondon Camden Town suggests an effective method for removing greasy smears using cornstarch, cornmeal of baking soda. Just sprinkle any of these ingredients onto the greasy area and let them work without being stepped on for 6 hours. Then vacuum the greasy spot with a Hoover. You can deodorize and freshen up your carpet in a safe for your newborn way using baking soda.
A very effective way to provide thorough and deep sanitizing and refreshing of your carpet is by steam cleaning it. Use only water to clean the carpet. If you want to remove stubborn stains from its fabric use a cleaning solution made of 2 ½ gallons of water and 1 ½ cups of white vinegar. Steam cleaning ensures excellent and in-depth disinfecting, stain removing and refreshing of carpets. You might consider investing in a steam cleaning machine or borrow one. Using only water or a vinegar and water solution, it will make your carpet hygienic and impeccable.
Drying your carpet right after wet cleaning is very important. Moisture in the carpet fabrics can cause fungal growth, mold and mildew. During the steam cleaning and drying of your carpet, open the windows to allow fresh air to circulate freely in the room. If you have an extractor fan position it towards the wet carpet to dry faster if it is possible. During humid days and when weather
doesn’t permit opening of the windows, avoid wet cleaning your carpets. Don’t let access of your baby to wet carpets.
Check the labels of the cleaning products you buy for your carpets. Signs like “danger”, “corrosive”, “hazardous to your health”, “highly flammable”, “strong sensitizer”, etc. aren’t baby-safe. You can turn to the services of cleaning providers who offer child-safe and eco-friendly carpet cleaning if you don’t want to bother yourself with the work.
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I’m Julie, a former cloth diaper retailer who discovered a passion for the industry. Now, instead of selling cloth diapers, I advocate them and promote small businesses I love who sell and manufacture them.
I’m the wife of a fireman and mother of three. I have a daughter and identical twin sons.