Do It Yourself Carpet Cleaning Tips

Carpets have proven to be a very popular choice of flooring material that  people have used in their homes for years. Carpets can have many benefits in comparison to tiles or timber floors as carpet adds insulation value to a room. The thicker the carpet, the higher insulation factor a room will have. They come in lots of different colours and fibers. However, it seems everyone who has owned a carpet, especially if they have a pet or a toddler, faces the constant worry of it getting stained. Most people’s first reaction is to get sponge and start scrubbing, but there are better ways to maintain your carpet and hope the original colour comes back to life. If you are having serious trouble and feel like it’s time to get the professionals in to do the job, visit carpet cleaners Battersea.

Create Your Own Carpet Cleaning Spray

Your carpet is going to have to put up with a serious fight if you have a family with young children and pets to maintain its original look. Many people are a bit hesitant to purchase commercial carpet cleaning sprays as they often contain strong chemicals that can leave a bad odour behind. Here is an example of a homemade spray that leaves your carpet smelling good and can help clear unwanted stains and dirt.

It contains 1 cup of white vinegar, 2 Tsp of salt, 13 drops of lavender oil and 2 cups of still water. First, add the vinegar and water together in a spray bottle. After, put both the lavender and the salt in. Tighten the cap on the spray bottle and shake well. You then spray it on the area that needs to be cleaned. Remember that the solution needs to stay mixed, so frequently shake the bottle. It might take a little time to see the effect, so wait until the carpet has dried before you can expect to see results. Clean up any dried residue that might be on the carpet and repeat again if needed.

What Do I Need To Know About Vacuuming Carpets?

If you vacuum your carpets frequently it will prolong the lifespan of the carpet. You should vacuum your carpet around once a week, however in areas that are trampled on more often you may need to vacuum more regularly. Some materials can damage the carpet like small particles and it is important they are cleaned up before they cut the carpets fibers. Some particles might need to be removed by using special tools as the vacuum might not be able to extract them. Vacuuming should not be rushed especially when dirt is stuck deep into the material of the carpet. To help tackle bad odours you can add some baking soda into the vacuum bag.

Create Your Own Carpet Cleaner For Machines

Most people purchase a commercial carpet cleaner from a shop to clean carpets with a steam cleaner. However, you can create your own carpet cleaner for machines naturally. All you need to do is add a ¼ cup of lemon scented ammonia, 3 Tsps of liquid dish soap, 1 gallon of hot water and a ¼ cup of vinegar to a bucket. Mix well together, and add them to your steam cleaner. Not only is this a natural solution that you can add to your cleaning products, but it might also prove to be much cheaper than the carpet cleaner you’ve been buying from your local grocery store!

How Do I Create A Spot Remover?

Get 1 Tbsp of white vinegar and mix it with 2 Tbsp of baking soda to create a paste. Apply the paste to a toothbrush and spread it on the stain. Then leave it for a few hours to allow it to dry. After it has dried, vacuum up the paste. This is a great solution when trying to remove some of those tricky stains and only requires two household items. Just remember to be patient when allowing the paste to dry.

You can also use baking soda on dirty areas. Just place some baking soda on the area, leave it for a few hours and vacuum it up. It will also leave a nice smell on the carpet.

Pet Stain Remover

Pets can have a devastating effect on our carpets. Constantly bringing in dirt and leaving urine stains that not only affect the look of the carpet but can leave a foul odour behind. By mixing 2 cups of white vinegar, 2 cups of warm water and 4 Tbsp of baking soda into a spray bottle you can create a stain and odor remover. Again, this can prove to be a cheap alternative to commercial sprays found in your local pet stores and will leave a nice odour behind.