How to Make Your Own Carpet Shampoo Cleaner

There are many ways to remove a stain from a carpet with or without using commercial cleaners. The main reason people to avoid using commercial products is that they are expensive and sometimes harmful to health. A much cheaper and safer way is to use a homemade carpet shampoo cleaner. It is not hard to find recipes to make your own cleaner, but not all works equally well on different carpets. If one treatment does not work, go on the next until the stain is gone and the carpet is looking the same way as it did before the stain.
Generic Clean-up

  1. Saturate the stained area with club soda.
  2. Mix one part Borax with two parts of baking soda. You can use cornstarch as an alternative to baking soda if you don’t have any available at home, as suggested by carpet cleaning Wimbledon.
  3. Pour a quart of water into a spray bottle, then add 1 tablespoon each of white vinegar and liquid hand soap to the bottle. Make sure the ingredients are thoroughly mixed before applying the solution to a stained area.
  4. Fill a spray bottle with one part of liquid laundry soap, one part of liquid fabric softener and six parts of water. Make sure the soap is bleach-free to avoid fading the carpet.

Grease Stains

  1. Sprinkle baking soda or cornstarch over the stain to absorb the grease and prevent it from spreading.
  2. Vacuum up the remaining powder from the carpet.

Ink Stains

  1. Apply cream of tartar to the stain followed by a few drops of lemon juice.
  2. Apply a few drops of isopropyl alcohol to the ink stain if the room is well-ventilated.

Blood Stains

  1. Blot the stain with cold water, then pour club soda to the stained area. Carpet cleaning Wimbledon recommends using only cold water when cleaning up blood stains as hot one can cause the stain to become permanent.
  2. Allow the club soda to sit for several minutes so it can work into the stain.
  3. Blot with a dry towel to remove the peroxide and the blood from the carpet.

October 17, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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