Easy Carpet Cleaning Tips


Easy Carpet Cleaning Tips

Carpet Cleaning Tips

Having a clean carpet is not only beneficial for your health, but it can also prolong the life of the carpet thereby saving you money on maintaining your home in the long run. Here are some carpet cleaning tips to help you with this. If you have ever had to replace your carpet due to mould, built up grime and allergens or wear and tear you know the expense involved in doing so. Keeping your carpet clean will also add value to your home and help to keep the home free of odors and other organisms such as carpet beetles and carpet bugs.

Below are a few carpet cleaning tips which will help make this process a bit easier. You most likely will already have these products on hand in your home, but make sure to follow the steps exactly.

Carpet Cleaning Tips:

For Cleaning Synthetic Carpets

Never pour the solutions directly onto carpeting. Mix these solutions separately and dip a white cloth into them, and apply to the stain or soiled area on the carpet. Never rub the carpet vigorously as this could make the stain set or spread it.

  • Detergent solution: Mix 1/4 teaspoon of a translucent liquid dishwashing detergent, into one cup of lukewarm water.
  • Vinegar solution: Mix one cup of white vinegar with two cups of water.
  • Solvent solution: Use an oil solvent. Or substitute nail-polish remover, such as Cutex Quick & Gentle non-acetone polish remover.

Natural-Fiber-Carpet Cleaners

Place these solutions (except the solvent) in spray bottles and mist them lightly onto the stain.

  • Detergent solution: Mix one teaspoon of translucent liquid dishwashing detergent, into 1 cup of lukewarm water.
  • Vinegar solution: Mix 1/4 cup of white vinegar with 1/4 cup of water.
  • Ammonia solution: Mix one tablespoon of clear household ammonia with 1/2 cup of lukewarm water.
  • Solvent solution: Same as for synthetic carpets (see above).

Using these easy carpet cleaning tips is a great start to keeping your carpet clean. However, if any of these tips don’t fully get out your dirt and stains, consider calling Mr. Neate Cleaning for a professional carpet cleaning by the experts. We also highly recommend a full steam cleaning once every 6-12 months. Call us at 03 9380 7785 or 1300 778 104 to book your next carpet cleaning.