Carpet Cleaning (2 Ways to DIY) Having the carpets cleaned is the top priority for spring cleaning. With children, pets, and those random spills and drips, our carpets can take quite a beating. It doesn’t have to be difficult to remove stubborn spots and give carpets a little refresh.
Method 1: Baking Soda and Vacuum
- Baking soda
- Vacuum cleaner
- Essential oil (optional)
- Small sieve or shaker
- Prepare the Area: Remove any small objects or furniture from the carpeted area you want to clean.
- Sprinkle Baking Soda: Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda evenly over the carpet. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the baking soda for a pleasant scent.
- Let it Sit: Allow the baking soda to sit on the carpet for at least 15-30 minutes. This will give it time to absorb odors and loosen dirt.
- Vacuum: After the waiting period, vacuum the carpet thoroughly. Make multiple passes in different directions to ensure you pick up all the baking soda and dirt.
- Replace Furniture: Once you’re satisfied with the cleanliness, return any furniture or objects to their original positions.
Method 2: Vinegar and Water Solution
- White vinegar
- Warm water
- Spray bottle
- Clean cloth or sponge
- Vacuum cleaner
- Prepare the Solution: Mix equal parts of white vinegar and warm water in a spray bottle. For a small area, 1 cup of each should be sufficient.
- Pre-Vacuum: Start by thoroughly vacuuming the carpet to remove loose dirt and debris.
- Test in an Inconspicuous Area: Before applying the solution to the entire carpet, test it in a small, inconspicuous area to ensure it doesn’t cause any discoloration or damage.
- Apply the Solution: Spray the vinegar and water solution evenly onto the carpet. Avoid saturating the carpet; a light misting is sufficient.
- Scrub Gently: Using a clean cloth or sponge, gently scrub the carpet in areas with stains or heavy soiling. Work in a circular motion, being careful not to rub too aggressively, as this may damage the carpet fibers.
- Blot and Rinse: After scrubbing, blot the area with a clean, dry cloth to absorb the moisture and dirt. If necessary, rinse the area by spraying it with plain water and blotting again.
- Let it Dry: Allow the carpet to air dry. You can help speed up the drying process by opening windows or using fans.
- Vacuum Again: Once the carpet is completely dry, vacuum it again to fluff up the fibers and remove any remaining residue.
Method 3: Call a professional cleaning company
Remember if you want to get your house Sparkling Cleaned without moving a finger, don’t hesitate and call Cleany!