15 Tricks You Need To Know About How To Clean A Do It Yourself Rug
if your carpet looks dirty then they give you negative vibes in your home, that's why you need to clean your carpet daily or once a week so that they look fresh and attractive.
Do you know how to clean a carpet with products that you surely already have at home? In this guide we will see how to refresh your favourite piece of furniture because, for it to give a touch of warmth and, for it to be pleasantly decorative, it must always be clean, free of stains and above all ... it must not give off a bad smell!
So let's see how to clean the carpet at home, without spending a lot of money and without using toxic products.
1, Vacuum clean regularly
If you do not want to find yourself every six months carrying out a long, exhausting cleaning of your carpet, we recommend that you vacuum your carpet daily (or, at least, twice a week ...), especially if you have pets or if they live at home with you. people allergic to dust and mites.
Remember that the more you pay attention to your carpets, the less difficult it will be to remove stains and dirt.
Set your vacuum cleaner to the mode suitable for this type of media and the rest will come by itself. However, if your carpet is old, fragile, avoid using this type of brush (too aggressive) and just vacuum the dust gently. Aspirate from top to bottom and left to right.
To clean the long-pile or shaggy carpet, now increasingly popular in our homes due to its softness and the sensation of warmth it gives, a well-targeted operation is required.
This type is a beautiful piece of furniture, especially for those who want to make the living room or bedroom cozy, but its long fibres can be a perfect ground for bacteria and microbes that could even generate mould.
Taking care of it, therefore, becomes fundamental, even if it turns out to be difficult. The best way to clean a shaggy or shaggy rug is by using the vacuum cleaner hose alone.
So no brushing as the long coat could get tangled in its bristles or rollers. If desired, the crevice tool can also be used.
2, Potato peels to liven up the carpet
If you don't feel like going to a professional to revive your carpet and make it look new, you can do it yourself using a natural and effective trick.
The magic ingredient is the potato, you probably already have it at home (and maybe even waiting for a while to be used ...). To revive your carpet using potatoes, you will need to prepare a concentrated infusion with the skins. Soak a sponge in this solution, rub the carpet and let it act for a few hours.
At this point, rinse with clean water, always using a sponge. Finally, the carpet will have to dry, without anyone walking on it. Definitely a grandmother's trick, don't you think? And it will save you a lot of money ...
3, Spice up the colours with baking soda and sparkling water
Beautiful new carpets, just placed in the rooms give that extra touch that makes us feel really satisfied with the choice made, don't you think?
But you know, over time the tones could start to lose their brightness and who knows, maybe encrusted stain could start appearing here and there ...
To try to rekindle the colours we can use a cheap and simple mixture, probably with things that are already present in your kitchen: baking soda (excellent ingredient for cleaning carpets and more, see removing mould, cleaning the refrigerator and much more ...) which combined with sparkling water can do a good job.
Then, moisten your carpet with sparkling water using a sponge, scrub gently and let it dry for about thirty minutes. At this point, sprinkle the baking soda all over the carpet, let it dry and vacuum.
Admire the result: do you like your new carpet?
4, Clean the carpet with baking soda: remove oil stains
Baking soda works effectively when it comes to absorbing liquids and odours, but not everyone knows how great it is when it comes to absorbing oil from the carpet as well.
To make that ugly grease stain disappear, proceed as follows: apply a generous amount of baking soda covering the entire stain. Then let it absorb the oil, when the powder is saturated it will form a dry crust. At this point, you can vacuum and blot the rest of the stain using a cloth.
5, How to clean carpet in the house with dish soap and white vinegar
Those who prefer to clean the house ecologically and economically know how miraculous white vinegar can be when it comes to household cleaning and its numerous uses to sanitize, deodorize and remove stains.
If your carpet is dirty don't panic, take a deep breath and go get that bottle of white wine vinegar that is probably waiting sadly in some kitchen cupboard.
Start by pouring some vinegar on a clean cloth and then rub it on the stain. Leave on for about fifteen minutes and rinse with a mixture of water and dish soap, mixing to obtain a foam (if you prefer, use an electric mixer!).
Scrub on the carpet and use a brush to remove residual dirt, then do a final rinse with clean water. Let it dry and enjoy your stained and vinegared carpet.
6, Clean the carpet from dog pee
Having pets is such a joy but what happens when they urinate on the carpet?
Well, let's just say that their urine can damage your carpet, especially if it infiltrates its textures, and gives off a terrible smell. Furthermore, you would risk admiring that horrible stain every day and we know well that when you have puppies, the spots could increase day by day ...
So what to do? Well, we have already seen how to clean the carpet with baking soda and how effective this solution is for absorbing odours.
Then apply a sufficient amount of baking soda to the entire area to be stained, then let it absorb the pee until the dust dries. At this point, use a vacuum cleaner to remove excess dust. Did you notice that the bad smell is gone too?
7, How to clean a wool carpet
To keep a wool rug clean, the best thing to do would be to vacuum it daily. It is a very delicate type, the ideal would be to use specific products. Alternatively, we advise you to proceed in this way: as soon as some liquid is spilled, dab the area with a cloth, trying to absorb it as much as possible.
You can then try to make a mixture with a mild shampoo, with a low ph: dissolve a few drops of shampoo in cold water, soak a clean cloth in this solution and dab the stain. We advise you to be delicate, to prevent the fibres from being damaged. Alternatively, you could try a mixture of water and dish soap.
8, How to clean a Persian carpet
Did you know that it is possible to clean the Persian carpet with baking soda?
This product is among the best for cleaning the house, it is economical, does not pollute and in all probability, it is already found in some kitchen or bathroom furniture.
Its use is very simple: take care to sprinkle the baking soda all over the carpet (absolutely everything, everything, without neglecting even an inch!), Brush gently using a soft bristle brush (Attention! We advise you to brush following the towards the fleece so as not to damage it) and leave it on for a few hours. On the contrary, we suggest that you do this in the evening so that the baking soda can penetrate well into the carpet fibres during the night.
At this point, all you have to do is vacuum and reveal the bright colours of your carpet again.
If you have a garden, you can take the carpet outside, spread it out and wash it using a pressure washer or a water hose. Then following the direction of the fleece, wipe with a cloth soaked in a solution of water and vinegar. When the stains are gone, do a final wash with water only. Of course, you can also try to reproduce this technique at home, adjusting accordingly.
9, Clean the carpet with ammonia
In some cases, it is possible to use ammonia to clean the carpet. Since it is an aggressive treatment, we advise you to do the test in a small area, perhaps the invisible one that ends up under the carpet, and let a day pass before proceeding with the total cleaning, to be sure that there are no alterations in colours or to the texture of the fleece.
Create a mixture of 75% water and 25% ammonia and apply to the stain, rubbing gently with a cloth. If there are grease stains, you can add a drop of dish soap to degrease.
10, Remove the stain from the carpet with the shaving foam
Shaving cream is a great ally to remove stains from the carpet, surprising, right? This product has good absorbency, just put it on the stain and leave it on for an hour, then rub vigorously with a sponge and vacuum. If the stains are persistent, we recommend that you leave the shaving cream on overnight.
As always, our tip is to test the shaving cream as a stain remover on a corner of your carpet to make sure it doesn't get damaged!
11, Remove a stain of carpet polish
Applying the nail polish on the toenails make some fall on the carpet, perhaps while watching TV absently. Usually, the first thing we take to remove such a stain is acetone but this time we have to hold back. An effective way to remove the polish from a carpet is by using denatured alcohol instead.
Let the glaze dry on the carpet, with a smooth knife scrape off as much of the glaze as possible. At this point, apply some denatured alcohol to a cloth (or absorbent paper) and gently blot the stain. Continue until the polish dissolves.
12, How to get rid of carpet vomit stains
Unfortunately, it also happens that the carpet becomes dirty with vomit. Especially those who have pets or children know this well. Fortunately, the situation may be less dramatic than one might think.
To clean the carpet of vomit with baking soda, after removing the excess dirt, sprinkle this powder on the stain and wait for it to absorb the vomit. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then vacuum it.
At this point, mix a drop of dish soap and a tablespoon of white wine vinegar in half a litre of warm water and using a clean cloth, dab the stained area.
As an alternative to baking soda, you can use corn starch.
The stain has come off but is the smell still present? We have the solution! Combine 40 grams of borax (it will kill the bacteria that could cause the bad smell) with 500 ml of water, add 10 drops of essential oil to your liking (we recommend grapefruit, it has a pleasant smell and does not bother animals ) and mix well. Apply the mixture to the stain and let it dry.
13, How to remove rubber from the carpet
Stop! Before you cut the rubber from the carpet, try this trick.
Take one or more ice cubes (dry ice works too) and place them on the gum. It will begin to freeze and harden. It must be well frozen and become solid, with the change in texture you will be able to remove it more easily from the carpet.
Using a non-serrated knife, such as a butter knife or a metal spatula, scrape off the gum, gently lifting it off the fleece. It could crumble and break, it doesn't matter. If there are still residues, repeat the ice step and knife removal.
Then clean the area with a solution created with water, a little washing-up liquid and white vinegar, then gently scrub the air. Let the carpet dry before stepping on it.
14, How to clean the non-slip shower and bath mat
Cleaning the washing machine carpet is very important, as dirt, mould and bacteria accumulate on the underside.
You can proceed by sprinkling the surface with washing powder or baking soda, which you will remove with a brush. You will see that a scrub effect will be created that will lift the dirt from the suction cups. Rinse with water.
For greater hygiene, it is now worth cleaning the carpet with bleach.
Leave the shower mat to soak in water and bleach for a few hours, rinse thoroughly and if you can let it dry outdoors, otherwise, you can use it immediately.
If you prefer, wash the non-slip shower mat in the washing machine, maximum 30 ° and preferably with the "hand wash" program, without using the spin cycle.
15, How to clean the carpet with baking soda and vinegar and make it fragrant
Are you looking for a strong and, at the same time, non-toxic solution to clean your carpet? This compound can be used universally when you want to do more thorough house cleaning but, as always, do a test on a small area first.
To create this solution, you will need to mix in 500ml of water: 90g of hydrogen peroxide, 30g of vinegar, five drops of essential oil, one tablespoon of fabric softener, one tablespoon of dish detergent
After cleaning the carpet with the vacuum cleaner, dab this solution with a clean cloth and let it dry.