The cleaning process is not always eco-friendly. This guide will show you how to clean carpet without chemicals and help the planet. There are some ways to clean your carpets without chemicals. However, things happen all the time. A few stains are inevitable and you can’t control everything like mold and mildew. Here are some straightforward tips to remove those stains that are driving you crazy, without using any dangerous chemicals. The good news is, everything might be at home!
Hydrogen peroxide or carbonated water is a good ally but can become an enemy as well. Depending on the dye, it might bleach your carpet. But if you are careful and practice on a hidden area first, you should not have to worry. (If you are still unsure whether it will harm your carpet or not, mix it first with the same amount of water and see if that works) Don’t use hydrogen peroxide above 6% concentration. It will likely bleach out the colors in your carpet. It is most common and safe to use a 3% solution.
There are multiple ways to use baking soda to eliminate odors and stains from carpets.
The following are some examples:
When your carpet starts to smell bad or looks moldy, sprinkle baking soda all over it. You can leave it for a couple of hours (the longer the better) and vacuum it later. Baking soda will have removed all the odors. If you have stains that won’t go away, try a mixture of baking soda with water. Remove the stain and let it dry. When it’s dry, vacuum any excess. If the stain is greasy, absorb as much grease as possible with a paper towel but don’t spread it. Let the baking soda sit on top of the stain for at least 6 hours (it’s even better if you leave it overnight). After the time’s up, vacuum it. Many other ways to use baking soda for cleaning carpets and rugs exist, but these are the most commonly used because of their effectiveness.
Everyone contains this product at home. Well, it can also be used for cleaning! It eliminates bad odors and stains. It is easy to use if you mix 50% vinegar and 50% water (for a mild solution, use 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water). After the mix is ready, spray the stain with it. Let it sit for about 10 seconds, then blot the stain with a clean paper towel. The process should be repeated until all stains are gone.
If you choose to use it as a stain remover, make sure to use it on light-colored carpets. You can make it by combining lemon juice from one or two lemons and salt. Put a little bit on the stain and scrub it on. Let it sit for about 30 minutes, then take it up with a spoon or spatula. Then spray a little water on the surface and use a paper towel to absorb any excess moisture. The carpet smells fresh after using this recipe, as well!
USE A STEAM CLEANER BUT WITHOUT DETERGENT!
Steam cleaners use detergent to clean carpets, but it is not necessary. It can just be added to water and used as usual. Most of the time, hot water is all that’s needed to remove stains from carpets. It is not necessary for you to use detergent. Try adding vinegar to the mixture (1/3 vinegar, 2/3 water) if the stain doesn’t go away.
There is only one problem with this solution: the moisture generated by the steam. Therefore, you should take care to ventilate long enough before and after painting to avoid mold and mildew.
TRY THIS ALL-NATURAL HOMEMADE CARPET CLEANER SOLUTION FOR STAINS AND ODORS!
Hopefully, this will help if none of the above tips have worked. You’ll be pleased to know that it’s chemical-free!
You’ll need the following ingredients:
1 cup of water
1/2 of vinegar
1 tsp of salt
Add the vinegar and water to a spraying bottle. Next, add the salt and essential oils (and dishwashing liquid, if desired) and close the container. Make sure everything is well mixed. After spraying, let it sit on the stain for a few seconds. Using a paper towel, apply pressure to the stain to remove the excess moisture. If necessary, repeat this process several times.
TRY THIS HOMEMADE CARPET DEODORIZER TO ELIMINATE BAD ODORS
So you’re all interested in keeping your carpets brand new, why not also clean it? It’s so easy and great that you’ll wonder why you haven’t learned how to make it before!
You just need 2 ingredients:
1 cup of Baking soda
15 drops of Essential Oil (you can choose whichever scent you prefer: lavender, lime, orange, rosemary, etc.)
Mix both ingredients in a jar (preferably one where you can keep the mixture if there is any left). Then, close it and shake it until it’s all mixed evenly. You should then sprinkle the mixture over your carpets. Become generous. At least 2 hours are needed for it to sit. If you could do it just before you go to bed, that would be ideal. By staying overnight, it will have even more effect. Finally, vacuum all carpets thoroughly. The entire process might have to be repeated twice to make sure you get everything out.
FIND A “GREEN” PROFESSIONAL
You may be here because nothing else worked, or maybe you can’t spend the time trying all those homemade cleaner solutions… whatever the case, we are here to help you. Identify a professional carpet cleaner and ask them to use eco-friendly cleaning products (if not, all the above would have been for nothing). But carpet cleaners are getting more conscious about using ecologically friendly methods. Make sure they aren’t using those terms loosely. If you decide to trust them, let them handle the job for you. Now it’s your turn to relax!
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