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5 Useful Homemade Carpet Cleaning Recipe

Carpet floors might be easier to maintain than tiles, but even the hidden dirt and grime should be treated within synchronized intervals. Make your floor clean and comfortable enough where you can walk barefoot, either in your office space or in your household area. Hiring a professional to clean your carpets can be expensive. Many people own carpet shampooers and they are able to clean their carpets more frequently than those who have to hire someone to do the job. The manufacturers of carpet cleaning machines recommend using only their products to clean your floors, and they often charge more than $10 per bottle of carpet shampoo so it isn't surprising they suggest that you use their products.

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Homemade recipes for carpet shampoo can save money while helping you to keep your floors clean. As with commercial carpet shampoos you should test a small inconspicuous area first to make sure you aren't going to stain or damage the carpet - this is very important! Different carpets are made with varying materials and cleaning solutions work differently on each kind of carpet fiber. There are many different recipes for homemade carpet shampoo and various cleaning tips using household items instead of shampoo. Some recipes work better on one type of stain than another.

When your carpet does get soiled it is important to remove as much of the matter immediately. For wet messes you should blot the carpet dry with paper toweling as soon as possible. Dry messes should be picked up and swept or vacuumed up immediately. Once you have picked up the mess as much as possible you can use one of the following cleaning solutions.

Homemade Recipes for Carpet Shampoo

General Recipes

- Club soda will work for many stains, after blotting the stain soak with club soda and blot until the stain is gone.
- A mixture of one part borax and two parts sodium bicarbonate or corn starch can be used to clean up messes in carpets. After cleaning the mess with paper toweling as well as you can, sprinkle the borax mixture liberally and rub in to remove stains and odors. Allow to stand for an hour then vacuum clean.
- For use in floor covering cleaning machines a blend of fluid cleanser (castile cleanser, dish cleanser, or clothing cleanser all will work) and vinegar. Utilize one tablespoon each of vinegar and fluid cleanser for every quart of water. This can also be put in a spray bottle to be applied directly to the carpet.
- A mixture of one part liquid laundry soap (non-bleach type) and one part liquid fabric softener and six parts water can be used to clean and deodorize carpets. This can be put in a spray bottle and applied directly to the carpet, or you can use this in your carpet cleaning machine.

Ink Stains

- As soon as you notice an ink stain you should attempt to blot up excess ink without smearing it into the rest of the carpet. Cream of Tartar and lemon juice will expel ink. In the first place sprinkle cream tartar onto the ink recolor then include a number of drops of lemon squeeze and rub gently, taking care not to smear the stain into the rest of the carpet. Once the stain disappears vacuum the excess cream of tartar.
- Isopropyl liquor can evacuate ink stains. Use in an all around ventilated range. Pour the liquor to the mark and delicately blotch until the ink vanishes. Take care not to spread the ink into different regions of the floor covering while evacuating the first stain.

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Blood

- Cold water works best on blood stains, especially if you can treat the stain immediately. Club soda works well also.
- Hydrogen peroxide will remove blood stains from your carpet and from clothing. You can pour peroxide directly on the stain, and it will bubble up and disappear. Rinse well with clear water.

Grease/Oily Stains

- sodium bicarbonate or corn starch can remove grease/oily stains. First remove as much of the oil (use paper towels and throw them away if possible) then sprinkle either sodium bicarbonate or corn starch liberally over the soiled area. Rub in and leave overnight to give enough time for the oils to be absorbed. Vacuum the residue the next day.
- It is possible to damage your carpet so you should always treat a very small inconspicuous area to test any treatment before using on the whole carpet.

Other Useful Homemade Carpet Cleaning Recipe Include.

Here are some simple, easy to make homemade cleaning products to keep you carpets in the best condition. Since these are homemade cleaning recipes you can opt to use all non-toxic ingredients or at the very least minimize the chemicals you do include.

Most of these homemade cleaning recipes are completely non-toxic, some though do have ingredients that while cheap are toxic, and should be handled with care. Below is a summary of the ingredients used in the recipes.

Non-toxic ingredients:

•Baking soda
•White vinegar
•club soda

Toxic ingredients:

•Hair spray
•Ammonia

Homemade Carpet Cleaning Recipe

1. Ballpoint Ink

•Hair spray
•2/3 cups water
•1/3 cup vinegar
Combine the water and vinegar to make a solution.
Saturate the stain with the hairspray and let it dry.
Brush lightly with the water/vinegar solution.

2. Dirt (1)

•2 tablespoons hand washing detergent
•3-4 tablespoons vinegar
•4 cups warm water
Mix all ingredients making suds.
Skim suds (but not the liquid below) with a hard bristle brush. Brush suds in circles over stains or dirt.
Rinse with damp towels.
Blot dry thoroughly with clean dry towels.

3. Dirt (2)

•1 cup warm water
•2 tablespoons vinegar (or 1 tablespoon of non-suds ammonia)
Combine water and vinegar to make a solution.
Dip a hard bristle brush into the solution and brush solution over stains or dirt.
Rinse with damp towels.
Blot dry thoroughly with clean dry towels.

4. Red Wine

Wet a cloth with white wine and rub into the stain.
Rinse with a damp cloth.
Dry with another cloth.

5. Instant Spot Removers

Rub in club soda with a sponge and wait for several minutes.
The sponge of the club soda completely.

These homemade cleaning products for cleaning carpets work well and as you see these cleaners are both very easy to make and can probably be done with items already in your home. Homemade carpet cleaning recipes can be as simple as you never expected.
 
 
 
 

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