No matter how clean you keep your home, old carpets accumulate stains and appear dingy.
Regular cleaning brightens the carpet and removes the stains. While many carpet cleaning
solutions and stain removers contain harsh chemicals and emit strong odors, a few common
household products can clean your carpets effectively; but naturally. You can make homemade cleaners odorless if you have sensitivities to strong scents or add some natural scents for an extra clean smell. As an additional benefit, you can save money by making your own homemade carpet
Sweep carpet with a broom to lift fibers and remove loose dirt. Vacuum entire carpet
Mix 1 part borax with 2 parts cornmeal to make a carpet powder that removes stains,
prevents mold growth, and deodorizes. Alternately for carpets with heavy odors, use
Sprinkle the mixture over entire carpet. Wait for about 1 hour then vacuum carpet. This
should remove odor, light stains and dirt that normal vacuuming misses.
Pre-treat any remaining stains with a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water. For
tough stains on light colored carpets , try a mixture of lemon juice and salt. First test
any stain removing mix, especially on darker carpets, in a hidden location such as a
Scrub the stain with the stain removing mixture and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Use an old towel to dab up as much of the moisture as possible.
Rent a carpet cleaning machine if you do not have one. Use very hot water to remove stains
Fill the soap reservoir with a natural carpet cleaning solution.
Clean entire carpet using cleaning solution, then run the carpet cleaner once more with just
hot water to rinse, and then make a third pass without spraying any water and just suck up
as much moisture as you can.
Stay off carpet until it dries completely. Once dry, vacuum the carpet to fluff nap and remove
the last of any soap residue.
Old stained carpets can be cleaned naturally without harsh chemicals. For prompt carpet
cleaning service contact rug cleaners in Paso Robles Ca. Bay-Vue Carpet Cleaning will do
an excellent job. “ Even the most soiled spots come clean. “