DIY Cleaning Solutions For Your Carpet

Do you love the thought of making your own solutions to clean your carpet but don’t know how to do it? Then you’re on the right blog! With the help of some materials you can easily find inside your home, you can now clean your carpets with your homemade solutions. Furthermore, this can help you save money and time by not purchasing and going to the market.

Homemade Solutions Ready For You

In order to know what homemade solution you should make, you should first know which material your carpet is made of. There are two types of material your carpet can be made of; synthetic or natural-fiber. Synthetic carpets are made from nylon, polyester, or polypropylene. These types of carpets can be mostly found in business areas – such as offices. Natural-fiber carpets are carpets made from natural materials. They are un-processed and made from raw products like wool, seagrass, or coir. Now that you know the difference between the two, you can proceed in making your homemade solutions to clean your carpet.

DIY Solutions For Synthetic Carpets

There are three types of homemade solutions you can make for your synthetic carpets. Dip a white cloth or towel into one of these DIY carpet solutions and apply it on the stain on your carpet:

  • Vinegar Solution – mix a cup of white vinegar with two cups of tap water.
  • Solvent Solution – use some oil solvent or a non-acetone nail polish remover.
  • Detergent Solution – fill an empty cup with lukewarm water and mix ¼ teaspoon of a liquid dishwashing detergent.
  • Remember, do not pour these solutions directly on your carpet.

DIY Solutions For Natural-Fiber Carpets

For natural-fiber carpets, place these natural-fiber cleaning solutions in an empty spray bottle and spray them lightly on the stain on your carpet:

  • Vinegar Solution – mix ¼ cup of water with ¼ cup of white vinegar.
  • Detergent Solution – mix one teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent on a cup of lukewarm water.
  • Solvent Solution – you can use oil solvent or non-acetone nail polish remover
  • Ammonia Solution – mix a tablespoon of your household ammonia with a ½ cup of lukewarm water.

Note that you cannot use ammonia solution if you have pets. Pets have natural ammonia in their urine, so if you spray this solution on your carpet, chances of your dog peeing on it can be high.

Cleaning Your Carpet Without Steam Cleaners

If you want to save more money by not purchasing any steam cleaners for your carpet, then you should probably follow these simple steps in cleaning your carpet using some baking soda and your vacuum cleaner:

  • Vacuum the area you wish to clean
  • Sprinkle the stain with your baking soda until its fully covered
  • Swoosh it around until bubbles appear
  • Brush the stain with warm water
  • Wet it enough to scrub away the dirt or stain
  • Allow carpet to dry using your fan
  • After it dries, vacuum the area once again