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How to protect floor carpet while using office chair?

I installed new carpet and trying to protect it from few office chairs with wheels (in home office setting). Carpet is medium fleck thick. I checked carpet protectors for office chairs, but this ...
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What is a pet-safe cleaner to use on carpets?

It poured last night and rain leaked from my ceiling and soaked up a portion of my carpeted floor. I've been laying down paper towels and towels to soak up some of the moisture but there is still some ...
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How to clean a large area rug that had mice nesting in it

I have an old 10' x 10' colourful area rug that was in storage for a few years. When I unpacked it I found several mice nests tucked away inside and lots of mouse droppings. I put it outside in the ...
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Remove Peanut Oil Stain from Carpet?

A can of peanut butter spilled some of its oil onto the carpet causing a dark stain. I scrubbed it immediately but it didn't come up. After Googling the problem, I tried putting baking soda on the ...
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How to clean up spilled coke on carpet

Today our son spilled coke on carpet while it spilled on the bedside as well, that is of cloth too. I tried soaking it in with a cloth but it is not working as carpet is still very wealthy.
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Door hard to open and close after new carpet

We just have our new carpet but now door has become very hard to open and close. Cutting the door isn’t a option as it’s expensive made door. What other ways are there to make the opening and closing ...
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How to make slippery rug stay in place

We have a rug at the entrance of our home. It is too much slippery, and despite putting a heavy shoe rack over it, it stills slips and it become a mess, all jumbled up. I don't understand why. we do ...
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Clean Automatic Transmission Fluid (Oil) from Car Carpet

I've bought a car that was stuck for two years into a garage and was used for storing a car part that left the rear carpet filled with ATF Oil. I did cleaning of the carpet with Kitchen Antigrease (...
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How To Remove Black Tea Stain from Carpet

I accidentally got black tea on a carpet, which has left a very visible stain. I tried cleaning the carpet with detergent, but it did not work. Does anyone have a good method for removing tea stains ...
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How Can I Remove Oil Stains From Carpet?

Today, a bottle of oil slipped from my hand and fell onto the carpet. I tried removing the oil from the carpet by rubbing it with detergent, but it is not coming out. Can anyone tell me a better way ...
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How can I get rid of the fumes from a new rug?

I hesitated to use the word “fumes”, but I’m really quite certain that’s what they are. I just got a new 8’ x 10’ rug from rugsusa.com and it’s spreading intense fume smells across my whole main floor ...
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How to get dried blood out of carpet

So, one of my family members had injured themselves yesterday and dripped blood all over my carpet. I did not know until this morning when I got home from work. By now, the blood is dried and the ...
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Reducing carpet dust without removing the carpet

I have a room with a carpet, and it's dusty. Rooms without carpet get less dusty, and dust allergy advise is always to get rid of carpets. Unfortunately I have other health issues that make it ...
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How to compensate for sinking / uneven floor in office

I rent an office on the 2nd floor of a 2 story building. The carpet is the standard blue you find everywhere. Certain sections of my office floor are slanted downwards with some sections (mostly the ...
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How do I prevent furniture from leaving dents in the carpet?

Furniture tends to leave dents in carpet when left for any length of time. Specifically, my chair tends to leave imprints where I have it in my room. How would I go about preventing this?
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How to effectively and regularly clean 1200sqft of carpet?

I live in a ~1200 square feet (~110 square meters) apartment which has carpet (cable style, very plush) on the floors (except bathroom / kitchen). I have a bag-less Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner which ...
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Can I use carpet underlay for the purpose of making a rug thicker?

I have a rug in the middle of the living room, I would like to make it thicker so it does not hurt when the children fall on it while playing. Someone advised me to but a suitable size of carpet ...
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Keep a rug lying flat on a carpet

I've got a large rug (7 feet by 5 feet, or 2.1 metre by 1.5 metre) in my living room with a coffee table on top (see image below). As you can see, the rug keeps curling, particularly around the coffee ...
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What is the easiest way to get rid of spilled glitter?

I was recently glitterbombed from a "friend" playing a prank on me. It got all over my carpet, my desk, and my room. I have tried sweeping glitter to no avail, tried vacuming to no avail (because the ...
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How to get rid of carpet indents

We are redoing our living room (it has a carpet floor), so we are moving a lot of furniture around. The biggest problem is that this leaves a lot of ugly indentation marks on the carpet. There are ...
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How do I effectively remove dog hair from carpets?

My dog's hair gets on surfaces like the carpets'. Its hard to get them off. I have to literally scratch the hair out or use brute force to remove it with a broom. I've tried vacuuming but it wasn't ...
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How can I clean an area rug without a vacuum cleaner?

I have a 5' × 7' area rug with a fairly long nap and no vacuum cleaner. I try to keep it fairly clean, but when walking over it, the dirt is fairly noticeable that sticks to my bare feet. It's ...
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Cleaning/removing wax from carpet

Someone has spilled hot candle wax on the carpet again. How can I remove it? Vacuuming doesn't seem to work, it breaks up the wax a bit, but not enough to pull it free from the carpet fibers and I ...
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How to get Urine stains out of carpet

I recently got a puppy, and he is still not quite house trained. I attempt to clean up his accidents right away, but they still leave a small stain. I can see small circles on the carpet where he has ...
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