How to Clean Carpet With/Without Machine
Helpful tips for regular carpet cleaning:
- Take the time to move furnishings and other things from the carpet for the most thorough vacuuming.
- Set the vacuum to the optimum height for your type of carpet in order to obtain the maximum suction.
- For ideal results, vacuum slowly and repeatedly over high-traffic places.
- Use a lint roller to remove crumbs quickly. To gather pet hair, use a rubber-edged squeegee over the carpet.
- Every month, sprinkle baking soda liberally on your carpet and let it sit for an hour to absorb greasy stains and odors. Vacuum the baking soda away afterward.
- Clear as much furniture as possible.
- Dust all surfaces, so won’t fall on the carpet after cleaning.
- Vacuum to remove loose, large particles s so the steam will penetrate deeper.
How to remove 5 most common stains:
Carpet Cleaning with a Rental Machine
- Mix your cleaning solution of diluted laundry/dish liquid. Pre-spray the whole carpet with a cleaning solution. Target spray stains with different cleaners dedicated to different stains.
- Fill hot water in the steam cleaner tanks.
- The rug cleaner can hold up to 8 litres of water but a half cup of the solution is required for 8 litres. Add the 8 litres of hot water into the big bow or pot and measure half the cup of the cleaning solution into the water before mixing properly.
- After the solution has been properly mixed, pour the mixed solution into the blue tank found underneath after removing the white tank on the carpet cleaner.
Carpets Cleaning Without a Machine
- Fill a spray bottle with 1/4 cup vinegar, one tablespoon dishwashing liquid, and water. Spray the stain thoroughly and then blot it gently with a clean towel until the stain is gone.
- Rinse lightly with clean water after using a carpet cleaning solution or soap to remove any remaining suds. Then follow up with thorough drying by using a fan and an air-circulating machine to help reduce residual moisture.
- Sprinkle baking soda over the carpet and vacuum thoroughly to collect loose debris. Baking soda is effective in removing odours.
- Using a clean spray bottle, mix two drops of carpet shampoo and warm water. Spray the mixture on the carpet.
- To get rid of any trapped debris, brush the carpet with a carpet brush.
- To get rid of as much moisture as feasible, use dry towels to blot the area.
- Fill a clean spray bottle with fresh water and spray the same area once again.
- To remove the moisture, use a second set of clean towels to blot and lift it away.
- Finish up with a carpet grooming brush to go over the carpet.
Push or Pull machine. Steam Carpet Cleaning machine injects hot water on the carpet then extract dirty water. Some machine works by pushing some by pulling.
Start in the furthest room of the house. And work your way out of the house.
Start in the furthest corner of the room. And work your way out so you don’t have to step on cleaned parts.
Work the machine in the longest straight line from wall to wall. Carpet cleaning machines are more effective when making long straight travels. Not short strokes like vacuum cleaning. Overlap each line by 3 cm to avoid missed parts.
Go Slow: Carpet Cleaners need more time than vacuum cleaners. So walk one step every two seconds. This will give time for the cleaner to break up stains and soils and extract dirty water.
For long pile rugs, run through the rug in the opposite direction and make sure you clean every spot.
May need to refill the tank when water runs out.
Empty the wastewater tank after all carpet cleaning.
Carpet Cleaning Hacks
Stains can be removed with an iron
Add one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid to a cup of hot water. Saturate the stain with the solution. Soak a towel in hot water and then lay it on top of the stain. Set the iron to medium heat. Apply the iron to the stain for 15 seconds. It is dangerous to use high heat when you clean. It might make the carpet burn! Keep doing the last step until all of the stains have gone from your carpet to your towel. Put dry paper towels on the carpet to soak up the water and soap.
Get rid of odours with baking soda
Sprinkle baking soda all over the carpet or in a fine-mesh sieve. If you have a carpet with deep fibres, sprinkle small sections of it at a time. Then work the baking soda into the carpet with your fingers before moving on to the next section. Wait a little while or ideally all night for the baking soda to absorb the smell. Vacuum up the baking soda.
Remove hair with a lint roller
If your vacuum can’t effectively remove hair and other debris from your carpet, a lint roller is a hands-on option – especially for pet hair. This is one of the most basic ideas on the list, as all you have to do is pass the lint roller over the region of carpet that needs cleaning.
Ice cube to fix carpet dent
Place an ice cube in the dent in your carpet. If the carpet has a big dent, you might need to put some ice cubes there. The ice cubes will melt and the water will seep through your carpet, which will allow for moisture to be absorbed. When water is absorbed into the carpet, the fibres will expand back to their original texture.
If you like to absorb more water from the rug. Can go over the carpet again just with the suction without injecting water.
Most carpet takes six to eight hours to dry all the way. Varies on carpet thickness, room temperature and airflow.
Keep furniture off the carpet, try not to walk on carpet, turn on the fan, heat pump, open window for airflow. This will help dry and prevent mouldy smells.
How to Keep Your Carpet Stay Clean Longer
- Put doormats outside and inside all entrances to capture dirt.
- Take your shoes off at the door so no dirt can get in.
- Vacuum at least once a week.
- If stains are not treated immediately, they can become more difficult to remove.
- Clean or change HVAC filters to keep the dust out of the air.
- Keep your vacuum in good working order by cleaning it on a regular basis.
- If you have dogs, keep them clean and brushed so they don’t scratch the carpets.