How to Clean a Carpet with Vinegar

Depending on how often your carpets get stained, you may need to clean them daily, weekly or monthly to preserve their representative appearance. Instead of using harsh chemicals which frequent use can lead to fading of colours or serious heath problems for you and your family members, try using your own eco-friendly cleaner to clean your carpets. A simple mixture of white vinegar and water can remove a variety of stains from a carpet, and also it is not expensive to be made.
Follow these steps and keep your carpets always looking great just by using vinegar and a few simple tips from cleaners Seething Wells.

  1. Pour one part of white vinegar and one part of cool water into a spray bottle using a funnel to prevent spillage of ingredients. Close the bottle, then shake it well to mix the vinegar and the water.
  2. Apply a small amount of the diluted vinegar on an inconspicuous area of your carpet and let it sit for about 10 minutes to make sure that the vinegar doesn’t cause colour fading or other damages to your carpet. If nothing wrong happens after 10 minutes, go on and use the vinegar solution on the problematic areas.
  3. Spray all stained areas of your carpet with the vinegar mixture and let them soak for about 10 minutes before proceeding with the stain removal process. While waiting, get a bucket and mix 1 gallon of water with 1 tablespoon of dishwashing soap.
  4. Dip a stiff-bristled scrub brush into the soapy water and scrub all stains until they get out from your carpet.
  5. Use plain water to rinse the carpet, and let air dry.

For very tough carpet stains, mix ¼ cup each of borax, salt and white vinegar into a paste. Apply the paste directly to the stains and let it  dry. Then, vacuum the carpet to remove the dried paste. However, if you face difficulties cleaning your carpet on your own, you can always hire cleaners Seven Sisters to do the job for you.


December 1, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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