That carpet that builds up static can be a fun weapon to lightly shock your unsuspecting victim and it works in a pinch when you don’t have the time for something more elaborate when you have a loved one that is oh so fun to prank. However, the static buildup can backfire and become a real nuisance. Between two objects, the product of unequal positive and negative is static electricity. There are some simple ways of eliminating static electricity buildup, although it often feels static electricity is unavoidable and just a part of daily life. The steps you can take to reduce the initial static electricity, is a lot easier to control once you understand how static electricity is created and transferred, which reduces the electric shocks every time you touch something. Tough Carpet Cleaning explores this further below.
The static electricity is increasingly active when the air is particularly dry. Most folks heat their homes to keep warm, during the winter months, which reduces the humidity in the air. The moisture in the air will contribute to reduce static charge from building up if you increase the humidity in your home or business. To naturally add humidity to the air, adorn your home with living plants. You can create a DYI humidifier by boiling water on your stove if you are in a bind. Add cinnamon or citrus rinds to create pleasant fragrances in your home for an extra bonus.
Treat Dry Skin
When walking a crossed your carpet, your dry skin contributes to the static shock. To cut down the static shock that accumulates from your carpets, keeping your skin well moisturized help. Be sure to re-lube throughout the day as often as needed as you generously rub some lotion into your skin following a shower.
Stop Clothes from Being Static
Add ¼ cup of baking soda at the beginning of your wash cycle for a basic load of laundry. The baking soda will create a barrier between the positive and negative charges from accumulating and creating the static in an effort to control the static shock. Both the water as well as the fabric will soften as a bonus using the baking soda. The amount of baking soda will differ if your laundry load varies. Small loads will do well with 1 or 2 TBS of baking soda and larger loads should be increased with the baking soda to ½ cups.
Make Fabric Couch Less Staticy
With the use of a dryer sheet, your upholstery can be treated. By neutralizing the electric charge, dryer sheets can reduce the static buildup on the surfaces. On the surfaces of your upholstery, simply rub a dryer sheet.
Get Rid of Static in Carpets
Getting electrocuted by static buildup, carpets are often the prime suspect. Many carpet retailers will offer spray-on treatments in an effort to help treat rugs and carpets. Lightly mist the surface of your carpets and rugs with your anti-static spray. Before you start traversing on top of them, make certain the carpet and rugs are completely dried. These sprays significantly decrease the amount of static electricity building up on your carpet.
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Combine 1 capful in a full spray bottle of water, mix well and lightly apply on your carpet for a DYI static reducer solution. Contact Tough Carpet Cleaning today and we will do the rest for any deep cleaning on your carpets, and upholstery!