KNOW HOW: Homemade carpet cleaning solutions
Carpets and rug can be quite challenging when it comes to removing stains and especially cleaning in general. And if you try to do the job yourself, without any professional help, you might be facing some real difficulties. Renting a carpet cleaning machine can be quite expensive and on top of that, you will have to buy a special shampoo to go with the machine. That’s a lot of money already. So, what can you do? Luckily, you can make perfect carpet cleaning solutions in the comfort of your home and the only machine you will need to use is a sponge and a bucket of water. With these simple solutions, you can clean the whole carpet or use them as a stain remover.
Detergent based solution
Mix ¼ teaspoon of a detergent with one cup of warm water. If you need more of this solution, just increase the amount using these measurements. Detergent based cleaning solution can be used in a carpet cleaning machine, or you can just scrub it into the carpet.
Laundry detergent based solution
Mix 1 part of laundry detergent with 10 parts of warm water. This solution will perfectly clean your carpet and give it a laundered scent. After the carpet has dried, just vacuum it. Simple as that.
Spray window cleaner directly on the stain. Let it sit for a couple of minutes and wipe it with a wet cloth or a towel. That should be an ideal stain remover.
Dry cleaning solution
Mix 225g of baking powder with 110g of regular corn flour. Put the mixture directly on the carpet and use a broom to push it deeper into the carpet fibers. Let it sit overnight and just vacuum your carpet in the morning. All clean!
Source: Carpet Cleaning Arlington