An effective way to remove pet hair is to use a Squeegee!
Long hair cat
Short hair cat
Border Collie puppy
all of which shed their fair amount of fur, and the Squeegee is by far the most reliable in picking fur off the carpet (more effective than my £280 Dyson :( ), especially if it has been left to lie for a few weeks.
There are two ways that I've found to remove wax from a carpet.
Before using either method try scrape off and pick up any large clumps of wax from the surface of the carpet.
The iron method:
Preheat your iron on a lower setting, if your iron has a setting for synthetic fabrics use it.
Place a few (2-4) layers of paper towel over the wax spot.
Gently place ...
Things I use:
Substitute Vinegar with Ammonia. Using ammonia requires vigorous rubbing and possibly a scrub brush, but if you clean 2 to 3 times with this method the smell goes. Also, try substituting with dish washing liquid, the good smell can help get rid of the odour and do some deep cleaning. Make sure you add water or a residue may build up.
You have to wash the carpet. It will soak with water and will return its shape.
You can do it in the bathroom with shower or outside with the appliance used for cleaning cars with water under pressure.
Or bring the carpet to the people who clean cars and they can do it for you.
Vacuum over themThe simplest and easiest option, but not always effective if the marks are deep.
Vacuum over them with a crevice toolThe same suction over a very small space is more likely to pull the carpet fibers back to their original position.
Scratch them out with a credit card or similar plastic toolThis is a last resort. Anything that pushes the ...
Moisture is quite efficient in removing carpet indents, and this is also a main effect of taking our carpet away to a carpet cleaning service or washing it.
Of course this can not be done on a carpeted floor when the carpet cannot be removed.
Nevertheless we still have some options to apply the necessary amount of moisture to make the carbet fibers stand up ...
After a bit of time depending on its construction, the carpet will begin to fray with some use. This wear will make the door even more difficult to open and close due to the catching of threads on the door material if it's wood, say.
Try removing the carpet underlay material from the area near the doorway so the surface of the carpet is slightly lower than ...
Try a lint roller -- one of those rolls of adhesive tape with a handle on it, where the tape's adhesive is on the outside. I use that for oddball cleanups on carpet sometimes.
You'll go through a lot of layers of the tape, and probably several lint rollers. But it probably works better than the air suction of a vacuum.
One simple option is "grip shelf liner". Many brands exist. The grip shelf liner in the picture below is by Con-Tact, and comes in a roll.
If you haven't used a product like this before, it's a flat flexible sheet of textured rubber, often with holes in it. The rubber provides grip, especially when pressure is applied (as when somebody is standing on it or ...
You could replace the door hinges with Rising Butt Hinges, these cause the door to lift up by about 10mm as it is opened. They have the side effect that the door wants to "fall" back to the closed position as if a spring is gently pushing it. If you generally want to leave the door open, you will need to use a door-stop or a wedge to hold it open against the ...
I have had good luck with professional services for cleaning carpets. The processes and tools they use are far strong than the mighty Dyson (which I also use). Having them come every year or so dramatically helped with my allergies as a kid. They may even be able to help with other furniture which aggravate allergic reactions.
I know this feeling well - you just feel uncomfortable even breathing the air in the vicinity. I had a friend who only ever bought 2nd-hand furniture for this very reason.
Do you have an outbuilding, garage or attic where you can leave it unrolled for a few days until the worst of it has dissipated?
You could even perhaps think about putting it in a car ...
When I was renting my old house I wanted to use one of the guest bedrooms as an office. I didn't want to use one of those plastic mats for my office chair and the floor was a bit unlevel at the wall so my desk was going to be tilted backward.
Since I was renting the house I couldn't tear out the carpet or get the floor fixed, so I decided to build a ...
If you are looking for something to make the carpet thicker, thus making it softer for children, an underlayment is not what you need.
An underlayment is a thin foam sheet that is typically used underneath wood flooring. What you are going to need to look for is a rug pad. If you go to your local home improvement store and ask their flooring department, ...
Furniture coasters work well. You can also make a furniture coaster from scrap carpet by cutting them into squares (or whatever shape makes you happy). Place the coaster between the leg/foot of the furniture and the carpet. It will not prevent the dents, but will reduce them as the weight of the furniture is spread across the coaster.
Coming from a door to door vacuum salesman, I would have to bring up a point regarding standard retail store vacuum quality.
These vacuums are intended for basic cleaning, the beater bar and other components of a vacuum simply are not designed with standards. You can easily "kill" a ANY vacuum purchased at walmart, target, and other big retail stores in ...
You may be able to get some heavy-duty red thread and sew the edges of the rug to your carpet. (I'm not sure; I haven't tried it.) Removing the rug would be as simple as cutting a few of the heavy-duty threads.
Turn the rug upside down. Roll the rug up, and while rolling, knock the dirt off with a broom, a hand, or whatever works. This should leave all the dirt on the floor to be swept up. Making a large roll will provide a good-sized vertical face for the dirt to fall from.
If its a fitted carpet, hopefully short piled and not long, the only answer is a more powerful vacuum cleaner, as suggested already in Vladiz's answer. If its not fitted, then his suggestion of beating it thoroughly outdoors should get the majority of it out.
Not sure about 'pressure washer' - a dedicated carpet washer might work, but the ones made for home ...
You can try to do several things. If you do all of this maybe the glitter will be removed:
Vacuum it with powerful vacuum cleaner (maybe several times)
Take the carpet outdoors and beat it with carpet beater (then you can vacuum it again)
Wash the carpet with pressure washer
You could do a first pass with a stiff broom.
You can effectively sweep carpet and once the bulk of the hair is removed, follow with the vacuum. Because it starts cleaner, the vacuum should be on for longer and not have to work as hard.
You need to be careful with what you put under a rug because you can reduce the friction between the back of the rug and the floor. If you use underlay, you would need to ATTACH it to the rug and have the tackiest side in contact with the floor. I would imagine a few stitches or some Carpet Tape would be good enough to fix it.
You can buy rug non-slip ...
You could pin the rug through the carpet into the floor. Use nails with wide heads, or a heavy duty staple gun. A couple on each end of the rug should hold it steady. Another option, as stated in another answer would be to see the rug to the carpet.
You can also get a rubber mat to hold it still, although designed for hard floor I think it would be ...
I have had success without changing the color of the carpet, using oxyclean mixed with a few drops of carpet shampoo in a solution.
I mix one scoop into a spray bottle filled with very warm water. The powder should be completely dissolved before adding carpet cleaner to spray bottle. Gently mix in carpet cleaner. Solution will be foamy.
First, cold water ...
Put some cold water on it and let it sit for a couple minutes (doesn't need to soaking wet, but enough to moisten and soften the blood).
Then drip some hydrogen peroxide over it and let it set until it stops fizzing, then gently dab it off with a cloth soaked in cold water.
This method, with slight modifications works great on bloody scrubs or menstruation ...
Furniture coasters with several push-pins jammed into them might do the trick.
Since the push pins stick out of the bottom of the furniture coaster, they will be what touches the floor, not the coaster. Since they are narrow, they will most likely slide between the upright threads of the "pile" of your carpet, so none (or very few) of those threads should ...
You need to have 3 items to clean up your carpet
1. Denatured alcohol
2. Any water based cleaning detergent
3. A piece of towel
Pour some denatured alcohol on to the piece of towel and gently blot the stain spot and do this for some time and then pour some cleaning detergent onto the piece of towel and do the same blotting and you will notice the ...
Replace the carpet... it would cost less than all the cleaning needed to remove all the ATF. However, the smell may have soaked into the paint and upholstery. Remove the carpet at least temporarily to check if the smell persists without it.
The best way to get rid of smell of rugs, blankets, mattress etc. is to let them breath in the air and sun (of course, put it backwards so the sun won't destroy the main face of the rug).
If you can spray it with some freshening/good smell of some spray, that is good and won't hurt that kind of fabric/material - then do it as well.
You can also try rug ...