DIY Carpet Cleaning Tips

Clean Carpet in a living room

Pro-Clean Technologies specializes in carpet cleaning for worn out carpets, stains and odors for both residential and commercial properties. We realize that solving everyday simple problems, like spilled coffee or dropped food stains, can often be remedied without the need for our services. Here are some carpet cleaning tips in which simple problems like these may be easily solved. Please feel free to give us a call for persistent stains, and carpet issues that have lingered for days and days, we look forward to helping you breathe easy again in your home.

Carpet Cleaning Tips: Homemade Solutions

Add one part vinegar and two parts together, and put it in a spray bottle to create an easy and cost effective homemade carpet cleaner. If you don’t like the smell of vinegar, try adding a couple of sprigs of rosemary, or orange peels to the bottle. When using this concoction, spray the stained area before covering with a damp rag. If you have an iron, turn it to the steam setting and place it on top of the rag for about thirty seconds. If no iron is available, leave the solution to dry. Once it’s dry, gently pat the stained surface with a towel or a stack of paper towels to keep the stain from spreading. repeat the process if necessary. If, at any time, you want us to handle things for you, contact us at your convenience!

For easy-to-deal-with stains, some people have taken upon themselves to create their own cleaning solutions. Here are some products and homemade solutions you can use to clean your carpets.

Solution 1:

  • 1 Scoop OxiClean
  • ¼ cup All Purpose Cleaner
  • 1 Teaspoon of Fabric Softener
  • 2 Tablespoons of Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • 1 Gallon of Hot Water

Solution 2:

  • ½ Part Vinegar
  • ½ Part Water
  • 5-6 Drops of Essential Oils (optional)

Solution 3:

  • ¼ Teaspoon of a Translucent Dishwashing Liquid
  • 1 Cup of Lukewarm Water

Solution 4:

  • 1 Tablespoon of Clear Household Ammonia
  • ½ Cup of Lukewarm Water

Carpet Cleaning tips: Hot Water Extraction

One of the most popular ways to clean a carpet is hot water extraction. Steam cleaners are easily available at most grocery stores. To remove the stain, apply the proper cleaning detergent directly on the carpet using a pressurized sprayer. Allow the detergent to settle for five to seven minutes before scrubbing the affected area. Once that is done, use the machine to extract the emulsified moisture of detergent and grime as soon as possible before leaving it to dry. Abandoning the mixture on the carpet for too long will lead to rapid re-soiling. use fans to speed up the drying process.

Using Dry Powder

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon borax
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

To help maintain your carpet’s appearance, apply this carpet cleaning tip several times a year. Sprinkle the mixture generously on the carpet and allow it to sit for several hours. The combination of ingredients will slowly absorb smells from the carpet and cleanse the fibers. Vacuum the mixture completely, and enjoy a fresh and clean home.

Do Not clean Oriental and Persian Rugs

It is highly advised that Oriental and Persian rugs be cleaned only by professionals. These rugs do not have the same composition as commercialized rugs. There is a chance that the colors will mix or fade If cleaned incorrectly,