Clean, Freshen, and Avoid Static On Carpet
Learn how to keep your carpet clean, fresh and like new and how to prevent static shock in autos, too.
When carpets are new, right after they are professionally cleaned, mix one part liquid fabric softener (the kind you use in laundry) with two parts warm water in a spray bottle. Lightly spray this mixture on your carpets. The fabric softener has antistatic properties, which will make carpets easier to vacuum thoroughly, especially for things like lint and pet hair. Add a fabric-softener sheet in the vacuum bag; it’ll freshen the air as you clean. Use the same fabric-softener spray in your car. It not only freshens, it prevents static electricity, which can give you a shock and can be dangerous when refueling, as well.