How to Make a Carpet Cleaning Solution

You can save a lot of money by making your own carpet cleaning solution since most good store-bought carpet cleaners can be quite expensive. However, the cost is not the only advantage of making homemade carpet cleaners, these cleaners are also easier on the environment and your health because of the mild ingredients they contain. Follow the steps below and make your own carpet cleaning solution that can be used as a stain remover or as a solution for your steam cleaning machine depending on the carpet needs.

  1. Pour ½ gallon of warm water into a bucket large enough to contain at least a gallon of liquid, then add ½ cup of liquid castile soap or other unscented liquid soap to the water and mix thoroughly using a long-handled spoon or stir stick.
  2. Once you have mixed the soap and the water, add 1 cup of ammonia and ½ cup of liquid fabric softener to the cleaning solution and stir again with the spoon or stick.
  3. Pour another half a gallon of warm water into the bucket, so your carpet cleaning solution to be around a gallon. Stir for one last time to ensure that all of the ingredients are well mixed.
  4. Fill the reservoir of your steam cleaning machine with the cleaning solution and wash your carpet according to the directions of the manufacturer, as recommended by cleaners Shadwell.
  5. For removing stains and spills, pour the carpet cleaning solution directly onto the problematic area, then scrub it into the carpet using a stiff brush. Wait for a few minutes, so the cleaner can loosen the stain and then blot it up with a clean, dry cloth. Remove any residue by vacuuming the carpet after it has dried.

Do not use soap that contains bleach, as the ammonia in the solution will react with the bleach, creating toxic fumes that can seriously harm your health when inhaled. If you cannot clean your carpet the way you want, you’d better call professionals, such as cleaners Shacklewell, instead of risking using unproven carpet cleaning products that can lead to unexpected and unwanted result.

December 4, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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