How to Remove Residue from Carpet

Removing residue and adhesive from the carpet is very tough. However, the good news is there are plenty of ways to remove it. Some of them are home remedies, and others are professional treatments.

Please remember that the larger the area, the longer it is going to take, so consult with a Brisbane water damage restoration team for the best method.

Today, we will tell you some easy home remedies and professional treatments.

Home Remedies to Resolve Residue

You need the following things to implement this method.

  • Cleaning product or shampooing formula
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Soft cloths
  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Rubber gloves
  • Vacuum

Steps to Remove the Residue

Please note that the shampooing formula or cleaning product will depend on the carpets. Professionals use different formulas for different carpets (such as jute, cotton, silk, wool carpets). You may find some formulas work better with a special kind of carpet. However, this method is appropriate for small areas of residue cleaning.

  • First, apply a small amount of cleaner in a hidden area to check its effectiveness. If the solution works for your carpets, you can apply it in the residue section.
  • Now use the rubber gloves to rub the fibres and break the residue gently.
  • Besides that, you can use soft cloths to press and remove the residue. Continue the rubbing until the residue is gone.
  • Now move onto another section and repeat the process.
  • Wash the area with mild soap and water mixture, and allow it to dry for an hour.
  • Lastly, vacuum the area to keep it dirt free.

It is an easy home remedy, but if you consult with water damage restoration services, they implement different deep cleaning methods for better results. Methods like steam cleaning, hot water extraction provide a better cleaning and germ-free environment.

Here are some professional methods of residue cleaning.

Wet Carpet Cleaning

Wet carpet cleaning is a popular method of deep cleaning. It is the best solution for all carpet related problems. Generally, people use steam cleaning and hot water extraction interchangeably, but these are two different methods. Here are the details:

Hot Water Extraction (HWE)

It uses hot water, chemicals and a special machine to rinse the carpets. It breaks the dirt, germs and ensures the best results. It uses direct water, so the method takes time in drying. If you have time and want the best cleaning, you should choose this method. Many specialists recommend applying this method after flood damage.

Steam Cleaning

Many homeowners use regular steam cleaning machines, but they do not provide the same quality service as industry-grade equipment because they do not have high horsepower engines to extract water or remove the dirt from surface level. The best part, steam cleaning uses less water, so it dries quickly.

Water restoration providers use water steam for deep cleaning. It is not as effective as HWE, but it kills germs and viruses. Please be aware that many manufacturers sell steam-cleaning machines as HWE machines. If you buy any, please read all the specifications and reviews.

Dry Cleaning

Dry carpet cleaning is one of the popular and quick cleaning methods. Specialists use a special cleaning machine to embed the chemicals into the fibres. After 15 minutes of drying, they use vacuums to remove the chemicals.

The only drawback is sometimes it emits a chemical odour, which many users do not like. Call the flood damage Brisbane service provider for dry carpet cleaning if you want a quick cleaning solution.

Can You Use Baking Soda or Vinegar for Residue Cleaning?

Baking soda and vinegar are good carpet cleaning materials, popular in Australia. You can use baking soda and vinegar to remove dirt, germs. However, it is not effective against residue cleaning because the residue is an adhesive element that needs shampooing. Please rub the spot with suitable chemical formula and water to remove the spot on the carpets.

Final Verdict

We recommend you try home remedies. Most of the residue problems will be solved, but you can consult with us if you find any major damage. Our water damage restoration professionals will assist you with the proper treatment of damaged carpets.

Though we do not believe in DIY solutions, many homeowners implement them successfully, and they are satisfied. Please make sure you have read enough ‘how-to’ articles and case studies before implementing DIYs on your carpets. However, in case of major damages, you should call an expert.

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