It is highly recommended that you professionally clean your carpets at least once a year to get rid of the dirt, dust, germs, allergens and bacteria. However if you dont have the money and you need a quick way to clean while you get you next professional deep cleaning, here are some useful tips that you can do on your own.
Make your own Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution
The site DIY Natural recommends mixing 2 cups of water, 1 cup of white vinegar, 2 teaspoons of salt and 15 drops of lavender oil in a large bottle, then you should shake it so it combine well. Now you have your cleaning solutions, spray it into your stains. Let your carpet dry before running your vacuum over the area.
Remove Wet Stains
According to Wellness Mama for wet stains you should skip vinegar and use baking soda and borax. Combine 3 parts baking soda with 1 part baking soda, then spread over the wet area. If you notice that the mixture soaks up all the moisture, then add another layer. Let it sit for a few minutes and then vacuum.
Iron it Out
Mix one part vinegar and two parts water in a spray bottle. With the mixture soak the stained area. Then place a damp cloth over the wet area and use a hot iron to run the rag over the stain for about thirty seconds.
Vacuum on a Regular Basis
This is not the most popular solution but you should vacuum at least once a week. This way you will remove all the dirt, dust mites, germs and bugs before they settle into your carpet fibers.
Beer and Toothbrush
For this you just have to pour a little of your preferred brew over the stain in the carpet and use a toothbrush to scrub the stain away.
Those are just a few of the top 5 natural ways to clean your carpet, there are many more ways and we will be sharing them with you.
Baking soda is very effective and we will be sharing other ways in which you can use it to get the best out of it.
However keep in mind that these simple methods do not replace professional deep carpet cleaning. If you have a family of 5 people or more, then cleaning your carpet every 6 months is ideal, but if you cant, then at least once a year.
Anyway vacuuming your carpet every week is necessary or else it will become very unhealthy full of allergens, bacteria and bugs that they attract.
Check our professional steam cleaning service in Little Rock Ar