How can I clean the carpet myself? When many people hear about carpet cleaning, they immediately think about hiring a professional. But this does not have to be the case. You can actually clean your own carpet yourself.
You actually do not have to spend tons of money on a professional carpet cleaner. In this article, we will be discussing how you can clean your carpet yourself. We will talk about the materials you may need and how much time it will take.
What if I told you that you only need five materials to deep clean your own carpet? You would probably call me a liar, but it is true. Here are the materials you need:
That’s all. You do not need one more item to deep clean carpets. After you go out and buy these inexpensive materials, you are ready to deep clean your carpet! Let’s go on to the next steps.
Firstly, you need to do what many of us do already: spot clean. See those tiny stains scattered here and there? Go ahead and simply clean those stains up using whatever chemicals you have. Those are the easy stains that you don’t need a deep cleaner for.
After you take care of those easy stains, go ahead and grab your vacuum.
This is the first heavy-duty step because you are using a vacuum. And this is probably the one step that you need to really take your time with. Grab that vacuum and just take it back and forth, along each section of your carpet.
Make sure you are getting most of the dust and dirt particles out of the fibers of your carpet. After vacuuming, now you move onto mixing some chemicals. Time to become a chemist for a bit!
Now take your salt, white vinegar, and borax. You are going to need to mix a 1/4 cup of each with the other. 1/4 cup of borax, white vinegar, and salt then mix them. Once you have done your chemist duties, apply the mixture to every deep stain that you find.
This mixture will sit on those deep stains until it dries up completely. This will take a few hours. Once it dries up, vacuum the areas where you placed the chemicals.
I recommend renting a steam cleaner from a store so it makes the process more inexpensive. Renting a steam cleaner is definitely worth the cost; it is the most important item in this entire process.
You do not even have to worry about putting chemicals in the steam cleaner. All you have to do is make sure it is filled with hot water. Many machines have a couple of different modes they come with. One mode pushes the water out of the machine.
The other mode sucks the water back into the machine. You are going to be spending the majority of your time on the mode that sucks the water back into the machine. After washing the carpet, go back over it four more times with the drying mode. This optimizes your carpet’s cleaning.
Relax and wait for the carpet to dry after working hard with the steam cleaner. You deserve a little rest at this point. Go ahead and begin bringing your furniture back into the room once the carpet is dry. The drying process may take a long time, but the wait is worth it, trust me.
We have made it to the final step! You have almost accomplished deep cleaning your carpet yourself. This is a feat. Now all you have to do is empty out the steam cleaner.
Lots of rental companies that offer steam cleaners will take the machine back still full. But other companies rather it is emptied before it gets back to them. It’s safe to give them a call and ask if you should empty out the steam cleaner.
Usually, just putting the dirty water down the drain is fine. But if you do not want to dump it in your sink, dump it outside.
You have now deep cleaned your own carpet! I hope this list has made the process more accessible for you. Now you can go teach your friends. Maybe you can even start up a small deep-cleaning business and make money on the side.