We feel at ease because of the warmth and wonderful feel your carpet provides to the soles of your legs. However, regular use causes it to get dusty and soiled, necessitating comprehensive cleaning. That is why, using the steps outlined below, we will show you how to deep clean a carpet by hand at home.
When it comes to cleaning, water extraction isn’t always the best option. In those cases, you should clean your carpet by hand. It may be discouraging if you don’t know where to begin, what tools to use, or how to do it.
What Cleaning Supplies and Tools Will You Require?
You’ll need simple and readily available tools at home to make your cleaning process go smoothly. Some cleaners may already be in your home, while others would require shopping.
- a hand towel (s)
- A battered toothbrush
- a dry rag
- a bucket of water
You can increase the amount of tools you use if you plan to deep clean a large piece.
Ammonia – for removing stains
When you need to get rid of those stain areas, ammonia is your best friend. Follow the instructions below to do it correctly:
- Pour ten millilitres of ammonia into 500 millilitres of water.
- Toss in 1 tsp of your preferred washing powder and whisk thoroughly.
- Apply the resulting mixture on the stain liberally.
- Clean the stain with a gentle brush.
- Using a dry towel, wipe the area clean.
- Apply the same procedure to all spots, then let your carpet dry.
For greasy spots, combine gasoline and vinegar
When washing your carpet, oily patches might be difficult to remove. To clean such oily stains, you don’t need a machine; all you need is gasoline or even vinegar.
Soak a cloth or towel in vinegar and wipe the oily area clean several times. You’ve just removed the oily stains from your carpet.
Surface stains, which are the most visible and common stains on your carpet, can also be treated with vinegar.
- Simply combine 2 teaspoons of vinegar with 0.8 litres of water.
- Scrub the carpet surface with a gentle brush to remove any stains.
- To get rid of the vinegar smell, dry your carpet at room temperature.
Baking soda can be used to remove odours, dust, and filth.
It is usual for a carpet to develop scents after regular use. You can imagine how aggravating this might be if you have a pet. Baking soda is used to absorb unpleasant odours in the following way.
- Sprinkle 5 tsp baking soda on your carpet.
- Allow it to sit undisturbed for about half an hour.
- Using a broom, sweep and clean your carpet.
The end result is a clean, odor-free carpet. White carpets should not be a problem; simply use fine salt, starch, or even freshly grated potatoes to clean up.
Laundry Soap – Removes most stains and cleans your carpet in general
Cleaning your carpet using laundry soap is difficult and sometimes results in a sticky, dull appearance. To get it perfect, make sure you follow these steps:
- Never use this type of soap straight on your carpet; it can be difficult to remove later.
- Rather, combine 5 grammes of laundry soap with 0.6 litres of clean, clear water.
- Brush your mixture evenly across the carpet with a brush.
- Scrubbing should be done gently to avoid damaging your carpet.
- Using a moist towel, wipe the surface clean.
- Wipe the carpet with a dry carpet and let it dry at room temperature.