I personally can’t afford to get my carpets professionally cleaned
more than about twice a year.
We all know what happens in between those professional cleanings…it’s called life.
Spills, food, dirt, pets, kids and more.
So how do you fight those tough carpet stains that life dishes out?
Well combined with some different methods,
a few tips and a couple of tricks
your carpets can be super clean by using products
you will likely find in your own home.
But before you start, a couple of tips to remember:
The best method for cleaning water-soluble stains
(such as alcohol, milk, colas, berries, and mud) is:
- Dip a white cloth into a cleaning solution of 1/4 teaspoon non-bleach detergent or white vinegar mixed with 32 ounces of water, rinse well and blot dry
The best method for cleaning special water-soluble stains
- Dip a white cloth into a solution of one tablespoon ammonia mixed with one cup of water (but not on wool- instead use mild-detergent and water) rinse well, blot dry
- Fill an empty spray bottle with one part ammonia and one part HOT water, spray it liberally on the stain, lay a clean white towel on top, and iron on warm setting
- BONUS TRICK: I have heard this method works on almost every type of stain, from new to old. So if the other methods don’t work, be sure and give this one a try!
Woolite Pet + Oxygen.
I have heard it does a great job cleaning wine spills, pet accidents and more!
Or what’s your favorite carpet cleaner you can’t live without?