House Cleaning Secrets Revealed!

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The aim of House Cleaning Secrets Revealed is to bring you the solutions to your house cleaning challenges. We will share tips and techniques to making your house cleaner.  We also aim to suggest safe options in cleaning your home.

When you look back, there are some wonderful, cheaper and safer options for cleaning your home. A cleaner home helps keep you in the best health, bearing in mind to limit harmful chemicals as much as possible in the cleaning product you choose.

If you are looking for domestic cleaning supplies, carpet stain removal, how to clean leather, silver or many other items, maybe a good tile cleaner.  We will provide the solutions and much more…

There are some great cleaning product out there and we will bring as many as we can that we hear are helpful.  Our personal recommendations are reserved for product that we have tested and consider are worthy of praise.

Cleaning checklists can help and will be provided on a seasonal basis so look for the season at your home.

We welcome your feedback, comments and input.  If you hear of any secret to keeping your house clean then please help us at House Cleaning Secrets Revealed make the world a healthier place, home by home.

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How do I get the smell of dog urine out of my carpet?

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I have tried scrubbing the area ( he always pees in my daughters’ toy room) with a bissel carpet shampooer, I’ve used pet odor and stain removal and regular cleaner , but I still cant get the odor out of the room, I’ve also opened the window and tried a fan to air it out, but no luck.

Help Please!!!!!!!!!

Sprinkle some baking soda on the area, let set for a few minutes and then vacuum. If it still smells, then try using your carpet cleaner again. But, if that smells stays, get rid of the rug and train your dog.

Editors Comment: The best product that I have found for cleaning animal urine is the Melaleuca product “Sol-U-Mel’.  If you hear of anyone who sells the Melaleuca range then get some.  It is fantastic for a multitude of purposes!

Pet Odor and Carpet Stain Removal

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Bissell Pet Odor and Stain Removal Formula 3pk.   Bissell Pet Odor and Carpet Stain Removal Formula 3pk.

Patented formula quickly penetrates and surrounds carpet fibers to loosen tough pet stains and eliminate odors, Pack includes three 32oz. bottles of solution, For use with the Bissell SpotBot Little Green Spot Lifter Spot Scrubber and other compact Bissell deepcleaning machinessold separately, Safely deep cleans stain resistant carpet upholstery and watersafe fabrics and refreshes carpet and fabrics with a light clean scent, Dries quickly

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Carpet Cleaning Tips for Common Spills During the Holiday Season

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Do you ever notice that people seem to be a little friendlier this time of year? The Christmas season brings out the best in everyone, it truly is the season to be jolly! It is a time for family and friends coming together and enjoying good food and good company. The cleanup is a reality of the holiday season that many people forget about after the celebrating is over. Not only do we have a mess to contend with but also many times we have spills and stains on the carpet; gravy, wine, beer, coffee and soda, to mention a few. I have learned that most people treat these spills wrong and cause the stain to set into the carpet, making the job of removing them much more difficult.

This article will provide a guide to cleaning the most common spills that you get after the holiday season. The most important thing to remember is that timing is everything when it comes to a spill, the faster you clean up after a spill the better chance you have of removing the stain completely. There is three important steps you must follow to clean any stain.

The first step is to immediately blot the spill with a dry white cloth, napkin or paper towel, try to remove as much liquid as possible before going on to the next step.

The second step is to clean the spot and in order to do that you should mix a solution of mild dish detergent (no bleach) and warm water. Once you have mixed the solution blot the stain.

The third step is to neutralize the stain with a solution. Each stain has a different mixture and a solution for a few of the most common stains is included. Put the mixture into a spray bottle, mist the spot after cleaning it, and blot with a paper towel to absorb excess liquid. You can also spray with plain water and blot after you are done to rinse the area and make sure there are no chemicals left on the carpet.

For coffee, tea, beer, or white wine, the neutralizing mixture is one third of a cup of white vinegar and two thirds of a cup of water. For cola, soda, or pop stains, the mixture is one tablespoon of household ammonia and half a cup of water. For gravy stains you do not put it into a spray bottle you blot the spot after cleaning with a small amount of dry cleaning solvent (you may substitute isopropyl alcohol), make sure to use very small amounts to avoid any damage to the carpet.

The trickiest spot of all to clean is red wine, it is very important to treat this spill properly or you risk setting it into the carpet. Simply follow step one, then instead of cleaning it with water and dish detergent you mix one teaspoon of neutral dish soap (dawn works great) with a cup of hydrogen peroxide. You can pour the mixture over the spill to pre-soak it. You should actually see the red wine disappear in front of your eyes. If there is still a residue left afterwards rinse it with water, blot, and then pour a mound of salt on, the spot (the salt will draw the moisture and residue out of the carpet) wait until morning and then simply vacuum up the stain.

These tips for stain removal will help you with any of your holiday spills. Just remember to test any of the chemicals you use on an inconspicuous section of carpet, you can do this by putting a small amount on a white cloth and hold it to the carpet for 30 – 60 seconds, if there is no color transfer on to the cloth you should be fine. Please remember as well, that when the instructions say to blot, do not rub at the carpet or you risk damaging the fibres and making the stain go deeper into the fabric. Good Luck with your stain removal and Happy Holidays!


Jim Thornton


Carpet Stain Removal – How to Clean Hair Dye from Carpet

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Removing Carpet Stains & Spots : How to Clean Hair Dye from Carpet

Cleaning hair dye from carpet involves blotting it up as soon as the stain occurs, applying a water and detergent mixture, flooding the stain with water and then applying a vinegar and water mixture.

Blot up a hair dye stain, rinsing between each application, with tips from a contractor’s istant in this free video on carpet cleaning.

Expert: Josh Bale Bio: Josh Bale works as a contractor’s istant and is highly experienced in maintaining carpets, upholstery and various fabrics. Filmmaker: Ryan Quinn

Duration : 0:2:11

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How do I get Ladybug or Lady Beetle stains out of a light colored carpet?

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We recently purchased a home that apparently had a grouping of Ladybugs die under where they kept their bed. Bottom line is there is a nasty stain on the carpet now and rather than rip it up we’d like to give stain removal a shot.

Does anyone out there have any insight in what will get the stain out?

Thanks in advance.

I usually use oxy clean to get rough stains out of my carpet.  You just sprinkle approximately 1 cup of oxy clean on the stained spot then let it soak for approximately 15 minutes then vacum over the stained spot.

How to clean cigarette ash on carpet?

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How would I go to cleaning a spilt ashtray on a carpet? My little brother pushed the ashtray off the desk and it went all over the carpet now theres a big grey stain. I sweeped most of the ash up now its just stuck in the carpet. I tryed OXYGEN stain removal spray and that just made it greyer. Also if I dont get it out right away will it cause mold?


I would recommend using a wet vac and slowly pour hot water (almost to the boiling point) on the spot and vacuum it up at the same time (this will open up the dye ports on the carpet fibre releasing the stain. and remove the residue from the carpet). If the stain is still visible than use a little carpet spotter on it or Dawn dishwashing liquid (2 or 3 drops into one cup of water) and repeat step 1.

The stain may come back in a few days so you may have to do this a few times. Please DO NOT put anything on the carpet that was not made for carpet. At this point if the stain is still there please call a carpet cleaner. Carpet cleaner of 14 years

Carpet Stain Removal – Bissell

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Carpet Stain Removal – Bissell

48 oz. Dual action formula, deep cleans resists dirt and stains Breaks down tough odors, tracked in dirt, dander and other soils One formula with deep cleaning performance Scotchgard protection that revitalizes soil and stain protection to carpet For use with all full size cleaning machines Plastic bottle


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Sprayway Carpet Stain Removal

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Sprayway Carpet Stain Remover 18oz   Sprayway Carpet Stain Remover 18oz

Carpet Spotter Plus Powerful carpet cleaner specifically formulated to remove tough spots and stains from carpets instantly. Ideal for pre-spotting prior to shampooing. Fast-acting spotter reinforced with surfactants and wetting agents that immediately remove most spots. Forceful spray with non-foaming formula quickly penetrates for fast spot removal without rubbing or scrubbing.

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Domestic Cleaning Supplies – Kirby Shampoo Carpet First Aid Kit for Tough Spots and Stains

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Kirby Shampoo Carpet First Aid Kit for Tough Spots and Stains 239599 - $19.99   Domestic Cleaning Supplies – Kirby Shampoo Carpet First Aid Kit for Tough Spots and Stains 239599 – $19.99

Genuine Kirby Carpet First Aid Kit for Carpets, a must have for every carpet INCLUDES: Grease and Oil Stain : Tough on automotive grease, cooking oils and more! Multi Purpose Spot Remover : Great on tough stains and heavy traffic areas. Food Stain : Tough on red wine, sauce, chocolate, ketchup, and much more! All three spray bottles are 12 ounces each

Also includes Carpet Stain Removal Chart Genuine Kirby Part Numbers: 239599, K-239599

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