With high costs of living nowadays, having professionals clean your carpet can be too much for a homeowners’ budget. This is why carpet cleaning home solutions is considered by many as the next best alternative they have to remove those stubborn dirt and stains.
Your carpet can be a pool of messy stuff especially with kids and pets around the house. Even if you try to be as tidy and as neat as possible, you will still end up with dirt on your carpet. This is inevitable. The best thing you could do is accept this fact and look for solutions that would quickly help you out of this problem. Believe or not, it is actually the dirt that gets trap on your carpet that reduces their life expectancy. This is why the importance of have your carpets clean cannot be stressed enough.
There are a number of do-it-yourself home solutions that can be bought in local grocery stores or DIY shops. You can have a look around and see what your neighborhood store has to offer. Carpet cleaning techniques usually involve application of foam, use of dry methods, shampoo, and even the use of steam to remove dirt and stains.
However, if you find these over the counter products still expensive and would settle for real home solutions then start reading stuff about carpets, dirt, and stains. Specific stains need specific solutions. Not all dirt and stains can be removed by a single home-concocted solution.
For example, if you have tried shampooing your carpet before and have dried out shampoo remains on your carpet, these can be removed by a simply applying a mixture of vinegar and water onto the carpet. However, the technique starts with you applying warm water on the carpet to reactivate the shampoo. Then apply the mixture of water and vinegar, usually a cup of vinegar per 2 1/2 gallons of water would be enough, on the carpet’s surface. The vinegar would pull out the old shampoo and clean the carpet.
For removing stains, you need to be a little patient. First thing that you need to remember is that to never, never rub stains on your carpets. You are doing more harm than good by doing so. Rubbing would only spread the stain. What you should do is blot the area with various cleaning solutions instead of rubbing it with brush or cloth.
When removing food stains from your carpet, shaving cream would work well. Apply shaving cream on the stained areas and let is set for about 15 minutes or so. Afterward, you need to rinse the cream with a vinegar and water solution. You will find that the cream would have removed the stain. You could re-apply the cream if you can still see some stains remaining.
If, however, food stains are not removed well by shaving cream try using conventional brake cleaners. Get a piece of cloth, apply a small amount of break cleaner on the cloth and start blotting the stain on the carpet. Break cleaners contain some chemicals that are used by commercial carpet cleaners that is why they are effective. Do not pour break cleaners on the carpet, however. The cleaner can dissolve the adhesive holding the carpet fibers together. Just use small amounts on a piece of cloth.
Carpet cleaning home solutions can be a little time consuming to prepare. Plus the actual process of getting down on your knees and applying for solutions can take up your time. However, these home remedies can be very helpful and cheap overall.