Every day we deal with a huge amount of chemicals in the form of handwashes, soaps, detergents, toothpaste and more.
Our lives are completely swamped with toxic chemicals to such an extent that we eat and breathe only chemicals.
It’s certainly a challenge to entirely eradicate chemicals from our day to day lives, but we can surely start somewhere.
If you are determined to go green while cleaning your carpets, we can help in finding a fix for your ‘toxic’ problems.
If you’re looking for an eco-friendly carpet cleaning solution, then there are probably very few carpet cleaners near you who would pledge to use only organic carpet cleaning solutions.
But that will certainly cost you. No carpet cleaning service is free!
So why not make your own carpet cleaning solutions and see how it works on your greasy and dusty carpets?
Here are 5 best carpet cleaning solutions, which you can try at home.
However, before you use these solutions, ensure that you vacuum your carpets thoroughly.
1. Refreshing Carpet Cleaner Mix
For this mix, you need baking soda, water, and vinegar.
To clean the carpet sprinkle baking soda all over your carpet or the area which needs to be cleaned. Mix equal amounts of water and vinegar.
Add a few drops of essential oil to it. Pour this mixture into the tank of your carpet cleaning machine and clean your carpets.
You can use this solution either in your own machine or a rented one.
But before using this solution in your machine, use your judgment to figure out if this solution will be suitable for the machine or not.
2. Simple Carpet Cleaner
Two quarts warm water and a drop of any biodegradable cleaner is another quick fix for your dirty carpet.
You can pour the mixture into your steam cleaner or vacuum cleaner and clean the carpet.
But avoid exceeding the recommended amount of cleaner - even if you are tempted to, else it will leave a residue on your carpet.
3. Wet Stain Remover
Wet stains like that of soup, ketchup or wine can be cleaned better when still wet.
To remove such stains, sprinkle baking soda on it completely so that it covers the entire stain.
If the baking soda gets wet, sprinkle more until it forms a dry layer on the top.
Wet stains attract more dirt. To ensure that you keep them dry. Let it rest for a few minutes and then vacuum on the stains.
The baking soda will absorb the liquid and clean your carpet entirely.
4. Organic and Eco-friendly Liquid
To clean wet stains, you can use soap nut liquid.
To make your own soap nut liquid, boil a few soap nuts in water for 30 minutes.
Then pour the liquid in the cleaner tank of your carpet cleaning machine and clean your carpet.
Give it a final rinse with plain water.
5. Eco-friendly Carpet Shampoo
You can use eco-friendly carpet cleaning shampoo to clean your carpets effectively. The carpet shampoo is gentle on the carpet and tough on the stains.
It doesn’t leave any residue behind like that of chemical-based carpet cleaners.
Once you have finished cleaning the carpet, you can sanitize it with a solution of two parts water, one part castile soap, and a shot of vodka.
In spite of knowing some best carpet cleaning solutions by now, exceeding the recommended amount of product or not using it adequately may not give desired results.
So prior to trying any new product on your carpet, you should always do a patch test so that you don’t end up spoiling the whole carpet.