How Do I Deep Clean My Carpet? You want to do it on your own without hiring professionals. Yes, you can do it. You need to know how to do it and which solutions can be effective for different types of carpet stains.
You might need to take extra care if you have pets and young kids. Keep reading to make your carpet cleaning easy and effective.
For deep cleaning, you will need a few tools. You can consider buying carpet cleaning solutions. You can try homemade cleaning solutions as well. When it comes to homemade solutions, dish soap and baking soda are worth trying. Let’s make it easier with step-by-step instructions.
As mentioned above, you can buy one. Make sure that you are buying from a reputed brand. You should always avoid using new and unfamiliar cleaners. They might damage your carpet fabric.
Go with the quality and follow all the instructions given by the manufacturer. If you are looking for natural solutions, you can try dish soap or baking soda.
Towel or clean rag, bucket, and an old toothbrush. All these things will be available at your home.
Collect all the tools and then plan for a deep clean. Get a bucket of warm water. It is suggested to use warm water since it will address all the dirt and dust deposits. It will also kill the germs hidden inside the carpet fibers.
Once you get the warm water, start cleaning by vacuuming the entire area. It will clean the visible dirt and dust. If you are planning to use baking soda, sprinkle the soda on all the stains. Make sure the stain is completely covered with soda.
While using dish soap, you will have to first measure the size of the stain. Know the size of the stain and then use one tablespoon of the soap per six to eight inches of the stain. Swoosh the soap until bubbles come.
After using soda or soap, you will have to use an old brush to gently scrub the stain. Use warm water during the process. The pressure needs to be gentle. If you will try hard to remove the stains and dirt deposits, you might damage the delicate carpet fiber.
If the stain is old and you are having difficulties to remove them, you will have to understand the type of stain. Some stains demand specific attention. We will discuss it in the following paragraph. You will have to soak the stain with warm water. You should not soak the floor.
After cleaning stains, you will have to turn on fans and open the window to make your carpet air dry. Once it is dried up fully, you can vacuum the area again.
The process is easy, effective, and safe. During cleaning, you are not going to harm your pet and babies in any manner. Also, you are not going to spend on cleaners, tools, or professionals.
The above method can be helpful for deep cleaning. However, if you are looking for alternatives, you can use vinegar, warm water, and dish soap. Take one quart of warm water and add one tablespoon of the dish soap and ¼ teaspoon white vinegar.
Follow the same process for the cleaning.
Deep cleaning can be done once a year. If you have pets, you can consider deep cleaning twice. The above methods can be helpful to address different types of stains and deep cleaning.
However, if you find it hard to remove stains, you should take the help of professionals. They can restore the look and feel of your carpets.