Heavily soiled carpet is best cleaned with a special carpet cleaning machine that can be purchased or rented from most home improvement stores. Carpet cleaners usually use very hot water and a soap or other chemical solution, which is injected into the carpet and then suctioned back out. The hot water kills bacteria and lifts out dirt while the soap removes stains and spots.Continue Reading
Before cleaning the carpet with hot water, go over the carpet with a broom and then vacuum thoroughly. This removes crumbs, pet hair and other small particles. Large stains can be pre-treated with ammonia, a vinegar and water mixture or with lemon juice and salt.
Test the stain remover on an unobtrusive area of the carpet before applying to the stain, to make sure the mixture will not damage the carpet. After applying, leave the stain remover for 15 to 20 minutes before blotting with a towel and allowing to dry. Finally, run the carpet cleaner with very hot water and a cleaning solution.
In place of the commercial solutions sold with the carpet cleaning machine, more ammonia or vinegar mixed in water can be used. Allow the carpet to dry for 4 to 6 hours before walking on it.Learn more about Stain Removal
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Find sculptures that fit the size and style of the garden by browsing garden centers, home improvement stores and specialty garden sculpture stores. Browse through pictures of garden sculptures before shopping to get an idea of the styles you like.Full Answer >
Wrap-on heating cable is available at home improvement stores, including Lowe's, Home Depot and Ace Hardware. These cables provide heat to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting when temperatures drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. For best results, after installing the cable, the user should add pipe insulation.Full Answer >
Find sliding door lock mechanisms at home improvement stores such as The Home Depot and Lowe's. Sliding door mechanisms come in mortise lock, twist-in, sliding pin, step-on and key configurations. Finishes include zinc, chrome, bronze and black, among others. HomeDepot.com and Lowes.com sell most of these types, as of 2016.Full Answer >