How to Clean Carpet with Ammonia

You can make your own all-purpose cleaner with ammonia to remove stubborn carpet stains. This homemade cleaning solution can effectively  clean up chocolate, soft drinks, blood, urine, glue and a whole other bunch of stains that can contaminate your carpet. Making your own carpet cleaner can cost you almost nothing, as all of the ingredients are common household items that you may already have at home. The trick in cleaning a carpet is to tackle it as soon as it gets dirty. The longer you wait before cleaning the carpet, the more difficult the dirt will come off. It is a good idea to open windows while cleaning with ammonia since it has a very strong odour that can be quite irritating.
Here are a few tips, provided by cleaners Shoreditch, on how to clean carpets with ammonia.

  1. Fill a cup almost to the top with water, then add 1 tablespoon of household ammonia.
  2. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Shake the bottle each time before using the solution to ensure that the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  3. Spray all dirty areas of your carpet with the ammonia solution until the areas are fully saturated. Let the solution to soak into the carpet for  about 10 minutes before proceeding with the next step.
  4. Use white paper towels to blot up the solution, then place a thick stack of paper towels onto the wet area of the carpet and weigh it down by putting a heavy book on top of the stack to help absorb the remaining moisture from the carpet. Leave the paper towels and book to sit overnight.
  5. On the next day, remove the book and paper towels from the carpet and examine the area for any leftover dirt. If the carpet is still dirty, repeat the process.

If you cannot handle the carpet cleaning on your own, consider hiring professional carpet cleaning company. Professionals, such as cleaners Shoreditch, would be able to take care of your carpet much quicker than you, leaving it as clean as new.


December 12, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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