No matter how hard you’re trying to protect your new and beautiful carpet, sooner or later it will become a victim of stains, spills, dust, and mud from your shoes. If you decide not to call carpet cleaning specialist or one-off cleaning service provider this time, don’t worry! We got your back.
Here are some easy steps you can follow, to make your old carpet shiny as it’s brand new.
1. Spot the stains on your carpet
For a professionally cleaned carpet, first, you need to remove all the stains.
Use sticky notes or little pieces of paper to mark the spots.
We recommend you to do it while there is daylight, to be sure you noticed every little spot. Have in mind, that the longer the stain stays on the carpet, the harder it would be to get it out. Save yourself the headache and treat the affected area as soon as possible.
If the stain is still wet, try to absorb it as much as you can with a paper towel, but don’t rub because this will only make it worse. The spot will spread on a large surface. If the mark is completely dry, try to scrub it out as much as you can, before moving forward to the next steps.
After you mark all the stains, it’s time to clean them up!
2. Create your own stain remover using vinegar and baking soda
Make your carpet cleaner using things you already have in hands.
First, pour vinegar on the stain. Make sure the whole spot is covered.
Sprinkle baking soda on top after that. The vinegar will soften up the affected area and the baking soda will absorb the stain. These two ingredients will bubble up a little bit. Don’t worry, it’s a normal reaction.
Leave the baking soda until the spot is completely dry or for around 30 minutes to be sure the method will work. Let the spot dry completely and then vacuum!
Although white vinegar is an organic product, you should be careful how you use it. The room will smell strongly of vinegar during the carpet cleaning, but don’t worry. As soon as it dries up, all the bad smell will be gone too. This method is not recommended if you or someone from your family is intolerant to the smell.
Important: Avoid mixing vinegar with bleach or they will create a toxic gas.
3. Vacuum the carpet
Remove all small objects before you proceed with the vacuuming. This will make the process easier and it will prevent these small objects to get stuck in the vacuum machine and breaks it.
Vacuum forward and backward. If you only vacuum in one direction, you aren’t removing all of the dust.
Repeat the procedure from left to right.
Most of the carpets have twisted fibers and by following this procedure you can reach these fibers from every angle and achieve better result.
Move the vacuum slowly to allow it to suck up more dirt. Slow vacuuming allows the brush to spend more time on specific areas and will clean the dust better.
Congratulations! Now you have a perfectly clean carpet that you can enjoy.