Monday, 4 July 2011

How to Clean Household Carpets on Your Own

When carpet cleaning is needed you can hire a professional cleaning company such as carpet cleaning Clapham, or you can perform regular maintenance along with more thorough cleaning from time to time to keep the appearance of your carpet on its best.

The things you will need for deep cleaning are white vinegar, baking soda, laundry detergent, spray bottle, vacuum cleaner and a steam cleaner. Here are the steps:
  1. Sprinkle a light layer of baking soda over your carpet and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes. The baking soda is a natural product that cleans, deodorizes and also absorbs odours.
  2. Collect the baking soda along with loose dirt by vacuuming the carpet.
  3. Use a spray bottle to spray white vinegar over the carpet. The white vinegar is a natural disinfectant which will help you to clean your carpet more effectively.
  4. Steam cleaning is required for very dirty carpets on which vacuuming alone will not have effect. Make a mixture of 1 quart water, 1 teaspoon of laundry detergent and ½ cup of white vinegar. Pour the mixture into the fluid container of the steam cleaner and begin cleaning the carpet as moving the machine slowly. Wait the carpet to dry completely before walking on it.
Although, you may prefer to clean your carpet on your own, it is good to have your carpet cleaned by professionals at least once an year. Utilizing services such as carpet cleaning Clapham will ensure that every bit of dirt is removed from your carpet prolonging its life and keeping it clean for much longer before another deep cleaning is required.


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