DIY Carpet Cleaning Tips
Everyone knows how hard it is to do your own carpet cleaning at home. All the house work with cleaning can be done fast, but for the carpet, you be sure that it will take some more time. Here are some tips you can easily use to make your carpet is deeply cleaned and the germs and dirt is removed. These tips will involve using nothing but product you already have in your home.
The Magic of Baking Soda
First, you should vacuum the carpet in. Go over each section a few times. A good thing to do is to sprinkle baking soda and wait a couple of minutes before vacuuming. Baking soda will help reduce any unpleasant smells if present. If you make this part of a weekly routine you will reduce the dirt and dust in the entire home. Plus the home will have a nice overall smell.
Herbal Carpet Cleaning? Really!
The next method is a herbal one. Mix a baking soda, cinnamon, ground cloves and some dried flowers. It could be lavender or rosemary. You need about 10 grams of each item. After mixing, sprinkle sporadically aver the carpet. Wait 10 minutes, and vacuum it all. You will freshen up your carpet and clean out the dirt. Plus you will leave a pleasant residual smell.
You can also use a mixture of baking soda and your favourite essential oil, just a few drops. Vacuum after a few minutes for a nice clean and you will have a great smelling room with your favourite essential oils that will linger for a while.
Bonus Tips – Stain Removal
Use a combination of vinegar and baking soda. Apply to the stain you want to remove and let the carper absorb the solution for 10 minutes. Dry the spot with the clean dry towel by dabbing and not rubbing. Rubbing could cause the stain to get worse.
Ordinary shaving cream can be a quick solution for ordinary stains.
Apply it to the stain and then wipe off after 30 minutes. If this does not work use the vinegar mix mentioned above to complete your cleaning.
For wine and beer stains you can try club soda or a mixture of vinegar and water in the ratio 1:1.
Clean Right Away!
Stains can become a nightmare for you if you don’t take care of them immediately accidental spills of drops occur. Don’t wait! You need to start carpet cleaning ASAP!
As soon as something is split use a paper towel, sponge or clean cloth and a cleaning solution to blot the stain. Avoid rubbing the stains as this will cause any particle to get deeper into the fibers.
While DIY solutions are great, they can be cumbersome and if you make a mistake. You could even create a bigger mess!
The truth of the matter is that there is absolutely nothing you can do to prevent your carpet from being a victim of spills, stains and what you bring into your home on your shoes. The recommended basic day-to-day cleaning routine is to use a vacuum cleaner together with DIY methods for removing stains if they occur that were mentioned above.
The other option is to call a professional carpet cleaning company like Clean Victoria. If you want us to visit your home to clean your carpets give us a ring today!
If you want to get out tougher stains. You might want to read our article on carpet cleaning machines here. This is an alternative if you know that you will be doing a lot of cleaning vs always hiring a company.