How to Green Clean a Carpet

You don’t have to use harmful, toxic cleaning products to get your carpet cleaned and deodorized. A homemade cleaning solution would be just as efficient as one bought from the store. Make your own carpet cleaners with common, inexpensive and non-toxic household items by following the instructions in this article.
Instructions

  1. Instead of using commercial shampoo to steam clean your carpets, try a solution of very hot water and white vinegar. The vinegar will loosen the dirt and deodorize the carpet as well, according to carpet cleaning Clapham. You can also make a solution of warm water and vinegar in a bucket to wash the carpet section by section using a sponge.
  2. Spray full strength vinegar on areas affected by mould, then cover the areas with table salt to remove the moisture left by the vinegar. Once dried, vacuum the carpet to remove the salt. You may need to repeat the process several times before the mould vanishes.
  3. Use vinegar and salt to get rid of pet mess. Scoop up the solid mess with a plastic bag, and use a mixture of equal parts of water and vinegar to clean the stained area. Sprinkle salt to extract the moisture from the carpet.
  4. Make a deodorizing solution by mixing 1 cup of cornstarch and 1 cup of baking soda. Sprinkle the mixture all over the carpet and let it sit overnight. This will leave a fresh scent on your carpet after you vacuum the carpet in the morning.
  5. Use club soda to remove food, drink and blood stains from a carpet. Pour some club soda directly on the stained area after you have absorbed most of the stain-causing liquid with paper towels or a clean cloth. Sponge it off and repeat if needed.
  6. Mix some cream of tartar with a few drops of lemon juice to clean up ink stains. Spread the mixture over the stained area, and use your fingers to rub it into the carpet. Use cold water to rinse, then blot dry. If the stain remains, repeat the process.

For extremely tough stains, consider consulting carpet cleaning Clapham how to remove them without using toxic products. They are professionals who would be glad to give you some useful tips free of charge.


September 16, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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