DIY Carpet Cleaning

No matter what season, it’s a good idea to take a day to deep clean your house. While it can be very overwhelming to decide where to begin, many people consider carpet cleaning their top priority. Over the course of the year, your carpet can really take a toll. Between children, pets and spills, your carpet won’t be as clean as it should be. It’s not as hard as you might think it is to clean your carpets effectively, so follow these do-it-yourself cleaning tips to make your carpet look brand new again.

Different Cleaning Solutions

There are two different cleaning solutions. One works well for getting rid of individual spots, while the other works great over the entire carpet. It always good to start by tackling the individual spots first, then finish with the entire carpet. Remember to clean your carpet during the daytime, as you need as much light as possible to ensure you won’t miss any spots. It’s best to do an initial walk through of your house and mark each spot with a Post-It note, to make sure you won’t miss any.

Once every spot is found on the carpet, it’s time to mix your cleaning solution. You only need two ingredients: white vinegar and baking soda. The good thing about this cleaning solution is that you probably already have the ingredients hidden in your pantry. For the best results, you have to apply the ingredients in the proper order: vinegar then baking soda. Pour a few drops of vinegar over the spot, then sprinkle on a bit of baking soda. The vinegar will soften up the dirt, while the baking soda will lift it out of the carpet and diminish the smell. The two ingredients work as a team to get every last bit of dirt out of your carpet. Let the mixture sit on your carpet for about 30 minutes, then blot up the stain or let it dry on its own. Once the area is completely dry, vacuum to get the last bits of dirt.

Full Carpet Clean

After every spot has been treated, it’s time to freshen up the entire carpet. Again it only takes two ingredients, but this time you will be using vinegar and water. Add the mixture into a steam cleaner, which is an efficient way to clean every room of your house. Vinegar is great for cleaning, because it doesn’t leave behind residue and brightens up every surface. Many commercial cleaning products are mixed with various chemicals, which can result in sticky residue on your carpet that can actual attract more dirt. After cleaning the entire house with the vinegar solution, it may have a faint pickle smell, which should go away once the carpet dries.

For major carpet cleaning jobs, you should seek the help of a professional cleaner. Fortunately, the Orlando carpet cleaners at Perfect Pear offer cleaning services at an affordable rate. It’s best to get your carpet cleaned by a professional at least once every 18 months. Your carpet will look good and last longer. For more information about carpet cleaning services, contact 407.688.2121.

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