The Best Way To Clean Carpets
Carpet cleaners don’t have to be expensive to work well. In fact, they don’t even have to be bought in a store. Make up your own spot remover and steam cleaning solutions, and enjoy clean carpets for less. If the carpet cleaning is really a one-off event, hiring a professional service or do it yourself carpet cleaning makes sense. For best results, however, you should clean the carpet regularly.
What to Use to Clean Carpets
- White Vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Homemade Spot Remover
Mix white vinegar and baking soda together to form a paste. Then, work the paste into the carpet stain with an old toothbrush, or something similar. Allow the paste to dry; then vacuum up the baking soda, and the stain should be gone.
Note: Some stains may need to be treated more than once.
Homemade Cleaning Solution for Steam Cleaners
Fill the machine with equal parts white vinegar and warm water; then, clean according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Why This Works
The acetic acid in vinegar dissolves stains and also neutralizes odors. Just what you need to clean carpets!
Benefits of Cleaning with Vinegar
- No harsh chemicals
- Effective sanitizer
- Effective deodorizer
- Effective stain remover
- Safe for use around pets and kids
Homemade flour cleaner
This is done by a steam machine. The machine is called Hover Steam vac. Water is pressurized through a hydraulic machine .Electrical machines are used nowadays because they are less cumbersome and they don’t leave any mess behind. Petrol or diesel ones leave a mess of grease behind if they are not functioning properly.
The machine functions by ejecting a steam of water on the surface of the carpet. The machine is also capable of sucking water back.
No matter how frequently you vacuum, carpets eventually show their age. But often, what we consider general wear is just a combination of stains and dirt ground into the carpet fibers. So before you replace that tired-looking carpet, you might consider a thorough cleaning in one of three ways: You could hire a professional carpet cleaning service, rent a carpet cleaning machine or buy your own.
There are three types of vacuum cleaners
- Canister vacuum cleaners
- Hand held vacuum cleaners
- Wet and dry vacuum cleaners
Hand held vacuums are best for those who have a combination of hardwood floors and rugs, as well as those who plan to vacuum stairs, upholstery, drapes and other above-the-floor items. Upright vacuums, on the other hand, are best for homes with lots of carpeting. (See our companion report on upright vacuum cleaners.) Stick vacuums are a good alternative if you mainly need to clean hard floors, but not stairs or upholstery.
The biggest decision to make when buying a canister vacuum is choosing between bagged and bag less models. There are pros and cons to each type: Bagged canister vacuums require replacement bags that are generally affordable. Bag less canister vacuums have dirt canisters that must be emptied, which can be a messy process. Most owners suggest doing it outdoors or holding the dirt cup in a garbage can to avoid dust and debris flying back into the room you just cleaned.
You can apply the carpet cleaning tips discussed above to maintain and extend the life of your carpet making it always looking fresh and clean.