Carpets add a rustic feel and warmth to your home. It adds color and can make your room look beautiful with its patterns. A carpet needs maintenance and needs to be cleaned from time to time. The easiest way to clean is to send it to a professional. They will work their magic without you working your elbow grease. However, if you do not want to spend your money, then there are ways to clean at home. Here are a few ways to clean your carpet at home.
Buy or Rent a Steam Cleaner:
You can invest in a good steam cleaner. There are a variety of steam cleaners available in the market. If you’re planning to buy one, then do check out the features and reviews before buying one. Steam Cleaners are easy to use and can easily clean a carpet and also dry them in lesser time than a hand cleaned carpet.
If you’re not planning to invest in a steam cleaner, you can also rent them. These machines are available on rent at the big box, or you can also check online for the nearest store that rents out steam cleaners.
Clean with a Brush and Vacuum Cleaner:
Use carpet brush to remove the soil, pet hair, and dust from the carpet. Once you have brushed and removed all the deposited pollutants and soil, it’s time to use a cordless vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner will pick up the dirt that has loosened. If you use this process once every week, your carpet will look clean and prevent dust from settling in.
Make your own Cleaning Solution:
Make your own cleaning solution to clean the carpet. Take half a bucket of warm water, add a cup of white vinegar, 1 teaspoon of table salt, and 10 drops of essential oil. Dip your cleaning brush in the solution and start scrubbing your carpet. After scrubbing the carpet, leave it for a while. Rinse it and remove excess water with a clean towel. Dry it in the sun or leave it outside to let the water drip off. You can then place it under the fan and dry it. Don’t forget to turn it on the other side for uniform drying.
Use Baking Soda as a Cleaning Agent:
Sprinkle some baking soda all over the carpet. Use a spray bottle to spray some warm water on the sprinkled baking soda. Let it sit for a while. It will absorb the dust and remove stains. Once it gets dried, vacuum the carpet. It will remove the baking soda from the carpet and leave your carpet clean and remove any odor.
Clean with Cleaning Agent:
There are a variety of carpet shampoos or cleaners in the market. You can buy one of the cleaning agents to clean your carpet. Carefully read the instruction and follow them to mix the solution. Dip the carpet scrub in the solution and then start scrubbing the carpet. After scrubbing, leave it for some time. Then rinse the carpet. You can also use a garden hose to rinse off the solution from the carpet. Leave it outdoors to dry. Remember to turn it over once it gets dried on one side. Once both sides are dry, you can place the carpet back on your floor.
Avoid using colored rugs or cloth to clean your carpet. Use a white cloth or cloth that does not leave color. Otherwise, the color will transfer to the carpet. These are some simple tips to clean your carpet. I hope these tips will be helpful and do let us know which method you loved the most in the comment section below.