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Cleaning Carpets: Tips and Tricks for Cleaning Them on Your Own

High Angle View Of Red Wine Spilled From Glass On CarpetPhoto by Rosenfeld Media on flickr

If you’re tired of seeing your carpets covered in dirt and stains, then it’s time to do something about it. There are many ways to clean carpets on your own, but not all of them will work as well as others. In this blog post we’ll be discussing the best tips and tricks for cleaning carpets with a few easy steps!

Vacuum your carpets using a high-quality vacuum with a rotating head to get rid of loose dirt and pet hair

The first step in cleaning carpets is to vacuum the carpets with a high-quality, rotating head vacuum. This will remove any loose dirt and pet hair that’s on your carpets so it doesn’t get pushed around while you clean them later on.

A word of caution: carpets collect a lot of dirt and germs over time that you can’t see but they will definitely show once cleaned! You should be cleaning carpets by vacuuming them at least every two weeks or more for best results. If your carpets aren’t vacuumed properly then all the debris on it will attract even more dust and grime – leading to an increased risk in developing allergies . This is why we recommend investing in high-quality carpets so you don’t have to replace them often because this also increases prices significantly if done too frequently. Look out for natural fibers such as wool which naturally rep bacteria and dust mites while carpets with thick plush pile carpets are known to retain more dirt because they’re harder to clean.

Use the right amount of detergent


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Next step is to use the right amount of detergent. Too much will leave residue on your carpets that’ll attract more dirt while too little won’t clean it properly! We recommend using a mixture of dish soap, borax powder, and baking soda for carpets that are heavily soiled with tough stains. Make sure not to mix all these ingredients together at once – you want to first make one cup each of dish soap solution and cleaning paste before mixing them together in equal parts. This way even if there isn’t enough liquid within the carpets themselves or they dry out during washing, you can easily add water into this solution until desired consistency is achieved.

For carpets that aren’t as dirty but just need an extra clean, we recommend using the same method as mentioned above with dish soap and borax powder but without adding baking soda. For carpets that are more soiled or have stains you’ll need to use a different mixture of carpets cleaners such as one cup rubbing alcohol mixed with two cups water, half-half solution of vinegar and warm water, pure ammonia diluted in three parts water, or cleaning solutions from your local grocery store. Whichever option you choose, make sure to always mix these ingredients into a paste before applying it onto carpets for best results.

Add one cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle for an extra deep clean 

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For an extra deep clean, you can also add one cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle. When it dries, the natural bacteria in your carpet will neutralize any stains and even odors that may have resulted. Make sure not to utilize this method on carpets with rubber or latex backing, as you run the risk of damaging them. Another fantastic idea is to mix baking soda before vacuuming – this will guarantee that any dust is removed from carpets so you don’t have to worry about inhaling it later on!

Wash your pets’ bedding frequently to avoid smells and allergens that could be transferred onto the carpeting over time.

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Lastly, to avoid smells and allergens that could be transferred onto carpets over time, make sure to wash your pets’ bedding frequently. This will prevent any bad odors in the carpets themselves and ensure they’re clean at all times!

It’s not always easy to find the time or money for professional carpet cleaning, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. With these simple carpet tips and tricks, you’ll never need a home cleaner again! What are your favorite ways of keeping your house clean? Let us know in the comments below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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