Do you have flattened, grayish color paths throughout your home’s carpet? These are commonly referred to as high traffic pattern stains. When your carpet develops high traffic pattern stains, you may wonder what you can do to remove them and how to restore your carpets. When you have high traffic pattern stains in your carpet, there are steps you can take. American Hometown Services will share what you can do to remove high traffic pattern stains in your home.
Method 1. Baking Soda & Vacuuming Carpet
For mild high traffic pattern stains you may not need to put much effort into restoring your carpet. Sometimes you can restore your carpet by first sprinkling baking soda generously over the site of the stains. Leave the baking soda on top of the carpet for at least six hours or even overnight if you wish. Baking soda not only absorbs odors, but it can also absorb stains too. After leaving the baking soda on top of your carpet, simply vacuum the baking soda. When vacuuming your carpets, make sure to vacuum in multiple directions to cover flattened carpet and remove all of the baking soda.
Method 2. Liquid Dish Soap, Vinegar & Baking Soda on Carpet
If you have really bad high traffic pattern stains, you will need to use a more intense carpet cleaning method. For severe high traffic pattern stains, you will need vinegar, liquid dish soap, a spray bottle with warm water, towels, and your vacuum cleaner. First you will want to mask the high traffic stains with baking soda. Let the baking soda absorb into the carpet for at least 15 minutes. Next, you will want to fill a spray bottle half way with warm water and the other half with white vinegar. Add a few drops of your liquid dish soap into the mixture and slowly swirl the bottle to mix everything together. Before applying the cleaner, you will want to vacuum the baking soda. Make sure to be thorough and remove all of the baking soda. Spray the solution over the traffic pattern stains. Use dry towels to blot and remove the access moisture from the carpet. Once the carpet is dry vacuum the carpet to help restore the carpet texture.
Method 3. Contact a Professional Carpet Cleaning Service
If you find you are having a hard time removing high traffic pattern stains in your home, or you do not have the time or the ability, contact the professionals. A professional carpet cleaning service can deep clean your carpet and remove the high traffic patterns that are in your carpet. A professional carpet cleaning service knows how to remove high traffic patterns. In addition, they have all of the tools and equipment needed for the task. As traffic pattern stains is dirt that has been embedded deep in your carpet, you will need a deep carpet extraction cleaning. With routine carpet cleaning you can even prevent high traffic stains from developing in your home’s carpets.