How To Clean Carpets At Home: Products And Strategies To Eliminate Odors And Stubborn Stains

Remember: before applying any of these methods, perform a test in a hidden and small place. With any carpet cleaning product you use, be sure always to read and follow the instructions.

Carpet cleaning tips: remove stubborn stains and odors.

When it comes to carpet cleaning, the simple use of soap and water is not enough, especially if it is difficult stains, deep smells or dirt and dust accumulated for months.

To deal with stains and dirt, it is worth looking for a product specially designed to clean carpets and choose a carpet soap powder instead of a liquid one. Liquid soap may take hours to dry, and you will not be able to be in the room until it is ready. Powdered products act faster and do a good job.

Natural products for carpet cleaning

In case you prefer natural products for carpet cleaning, there are some basic elements that you will surely have in the kitchen, and that can achieve wonders. Most people have heard about the use of mineral water or tonic water to counteract coffee stains, but baking soda is also a good alternative to remove dirt or absorb stains. In addition, sodium bicarbonate absorbs unpleasant odors that hide between the fibers of the carpet.

Carpet cleaning tips

Whether you choose a carpet cleaning powder or baking soda, this is the best method you can follow:

  • Sprinkle generously on the carpets.
  • Let the powder rest for at least 30 minutes, but if you can leave it overnight, it is better, as this will give the cleaner the opportunity to work and soften stains and odors.
  • Vacuum the dusted areas.
  • If you really are having trouble cleaning your carpets then you can always hire a professional carpet cleaning company. Sure, it’s going to cost you more but you will have the peace of mind knowing that the job will get done right.



How to use carpet cleaning liquid detergent

Liquid detergent is another popular way to clean carpets, and the steps we recommend are:

  • Use the solution as indicated on the package. In many cases, you will have to dilute the product in water.
  • Use only enough liquid detergent to cover the area. It is always recommended to test the product in a poorly visible area before application.
  • Do not wet the carpet too much: it is not only a product waste, but it will also increase the drying time.
  • Rub particularly hard areas with a hard bristle brush.
  • Let the carpet dry.
  • It will vacuum the soap once it has dried.
  • Practical tips for stains in general

Let the carpet cleaner work overnight, if possible. Use only the necessary amount of liquid soap to cover the stain; minimize drying time. Mix vinegar with warm water in equal parts to effectively eliminate odors from the carpet. Any of these products must be tested in a poorly visible area before being applied to the entire surface.

Thanks for reading. You might also want to read this post for more carpet cleaning tips. Our article just scratched the surface of what’s possible.

Conservation And Cleaning Carpets

In general, the first thing you have to keep in mind is that it is completely normal for a carpet, either made of wool or synthetic fibers, to release fluff the first days of use.

Now, if a carpet is stained, it is important to follow the following steps, in general:

  • Tidy the stain instantly. Prevent drying. Brush it to attempt to descale as much as possible if it is dry or strong.
  • Make a color test in a corner or in the less noticeable location of the carpet with the cleansing item to be utilized. Use the item in the location of the stain by pushing with an absorbent fabric and without rubbing if it is strong.
  • Apply warm water with a sponge after pushing without rubbing.
  • Essential: After cleansing, dry the carpet completely with absorbent fabrics or a soft-temperature clothes dryer.
  • Brush carefully, the location that was stained to raise the hair back from the carpet.

Do not treat with carpets with latex backing or rubber sheet, unless they are small and very superficial stains.

If, after having followed the steps mentioned above, the stain has not been cleaned, it may be a more specific stain, such as the wine we were talking about at the beginning. Coffee, chocolate, milk, or nail polish stains, among others, are more difficult to remove … but not impossible.

Cleaning Tips for Fiber Carpets

To maintain good maintenance in fiber carpets, vacuum cleaning is sufficient. Also, occasionally you can pass a clean mop, well-drained with water and neutral soap so that the carpet recovers the lost shine. But to act before a small “domestic accident” in which more specific stains occur, here are some cleaning instructions prepared by carpet cleaning professionals that have been in the business for over ten year:

  • Blood: Put in a glass a fifth of neutral soap, a small stream of ammonia, another of vinegar, and fill with warm water.
  • Butter, Wax: In a glass, fill a fifth with neutral soap and a small stream of vinegar with warm water.
  • Vomiting: Once dry, scratch, and vacuum. Then mix in a glass of water a little ammonia with warm water and pass it through the stain with a warm cloth.
  • Chocolate, jam, honey: Add a little ammonia in a glass of warm water.
  • Drinks: Prepare in a glass of warm water, a fifth of neutral soap, and a little vinegar.
  • Coffee, tea, egg: In a glass of cold water, mix a fifth with neutral soap and add a small splash of vinegar or ammonia.
  • Chewing gum: Apply anti-chewing gum product.
  • Nail polish, glue: Apply acetone or alcohol
  • Lipstick: In a glass of warm water, add a fifth of neutral soap.
  • Paint: In a glass of warm water, add a fifth of neutral soap. After cleaning, let dry, scratch, and vacuum.
  • Mud: After drying, scratching, and vacuuming, apply a mixture in a glass of warm water with a small stream of ammonia.
  • Red wine: Act immediately with a 50% solution of vinegar with water.
  • Grease: Pass an absorbent paper over the remains, apply alcohol, and let it evaporate. In a glass of warm water, add a fifth of neutral soap and a small stream of vinegar.

Finally, absorb as much moisture as possible with cloths or napkins and then brush the fabric.

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