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8 Carpet DIY Cleaners

October 10, 2016

There are lots of commercial carpet cleaners available, but for various reasons (such as economic or environmental), some people would rather use products that are more readily available around the house. For those who are into DIY cleaning, there are lots of options as well. In fact, you might be surprised at some of the things that can be employed as cleaning agents (even if that wasn’t their intended use).

DIY Carpet Cleaners

  1. Vinegar

    White vinegar is one of the favourites for DIY cleaning. It can tackle tough stains and has deodorizing properties. Because of its potency, you should always dilute it with water and apply it as a spray. It is generally safe on most fabrics, but always check the label to be sure.

  2. Salt

    Have you spilled red wine or cranberry juice? In such cases, salt is your best friend. Pour some salt on top of the stain and leave it for 10 minutes and then apply some rubbing alcohol.

  3. Baking Soda

    Baking soda is another popular DIY cleaning agent. Baking soda is especially useful for bodily fluids (which often come from pets and children). Wipe the affected area, and then pour baking soda over it. Baking soda is even more effective when combined with salt.

  4. Club Soda

    Club soda is effective against pet urine. Pour some over the area and blot with paper towel. Then scrub with carpet shampoo.

  5. Meat Tenderizer

    Meat tenderizer can be used to clean blood stains. Cover the area with equal parts of water and tenderizer. Let it stand for 30 minutes and then clean with cold water.

  6. Beer

    Even if you’re not drinking, beer can come in handy as a cleaning agent. Just pour some beer over the stain and rub gently. Repeat the process a few times to get results.

  7. Ammonia

    This is another useful cleaning agent. It works great on carpet. Just mix with some warm water. Also, be careful to keep this product out of children’s reach.

  8. Cornstarch

    Have you got ink on the carpet? Mix some milk with cornstarch to make a paste and apply it to the stain. Leave it for a few hours and then vacuum or brush off the residue. Cornstarch is also great for oil stains, just use the same approach as with ink.

These are just a few of the many products you have at home that can be potential cleaning agents. Some agents need to be left for a while to see their effects. Some stains are not easily removed without professional intervention; for such cases, it’s best to get in touch with a cleaning company. If you would like to find out more about our services, then give us a call or message us via our website.

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