Repairing, Restoring and Repurposing Old Decking: Tips. Ideas and Facts
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Repairing, Restoring and Repurposing Old Decking: Tips. Ideas and Facts

A deck is a beautiful outdoor asset to your home, and the right deck can make your living space seem larger. Hi, my name is Jackie, and I am a lover of all things related to the home. I enjoy decorating, repairing, restoring, and reading about ideas and even cleaning. Thanks to the success of our family business, I am able to work from home, and as I spend so much time here, I want it to look beautiful. If you want to have a beautiful home, I want to help you as well. In this blog, I am going to focus on decks in particular. I want to talk about repairing them, restoring them and reusing their old wood in new projects. If you want ideas or inspiration, I invite you to stay, take a look and enjoy these posts.

Repairing, Restoring and Repurposing Old Decking: Tips. Ideas and Facts

Three Simple Guidelines For DIY Home Carpet Cleaning

Esperanza Arias

Regular cleaning is essential for your residential rugs and carpets. The process will eliminate trapped allergens like dust, pollen and even animal fur, and it will restore the original aesthetics of the floor covering. In ideal circumstances, you should engage a professional for the cleaning process. The experts have equipment and the skills required for fast and efficient cleansing. Unfortunately, the cost of cleaning can be high, so the service might be inconvenient if your budget is stringent. Here are some simple guidelines to help you perform DIY carpet cleaning at home.

Acquire the Right Equipment

You should choose the right equipment for the carpet cleaning work to avoid damage to the fibre and general appearance of the surface. Generally, you can rely on vacuuming between professional cleaning sessions. Your carpet can perform well with the light work as long as the only concern is dirt and grit. For improved results, use commercial carpet cleaning agents with the vacuum. Powder cleaners can be sprinkled over the carpet surface to loosen the dirt and soften the fibres before vacuuming. You can also use a carpet shampoo without special equipment. Basically, wash the carpet with water, shampoo and a brush, let it dry and then vacuum. If you are interested in more intense clean-up, you can hire steam or dry extraction carpet cleaners. However, the attached rental cost is high.

Remove Stains Immediately

You should always eliminate the stains and spots on your carpet surface as early as possible. The poured material is likely to set in more permanently into the fibres after it dries. If you have already left the stain for too long, you might require professional intervention for complete restoration. First, you should blot out the staining liquid with a dry towel. Spray some water to soften the stain if necessary. Then, take a spray bottle and mix some white vinegar, gentle detergent and water and apply on the carpet. This works for fresh common stains like tea, coffee and fruit juice. Blot the stain out, rinse and repeat as required. Different stain removal agents like bleach, alcohol and ammonia will work on other less common stains.

Test Every Cleaning Agent

Whether you are performing normal carpet cleaning with commercial shampoo or powder or using homemade stain remover, it is critical to test the agents before use. Some carpet fabrics are sensitive to acidic cleaners, bleaches and even detergents. Look for a spot that is considerably inconspicuous on the carpet and clean with the agent. Observe the reaction before proceeding.