How To Shampoo A Carpet

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A clean carpet makes for a healthier environment. Removing dirt and bacteria eliminates health issues such as asthma and other respiratory problems. The life of your carpets is extended. And your rooms look and smell refreshed. All it takes is a little planning. See how to shampoo a carpet here…

Move the Furniture

Try to move as much of the furniture as you can. Heavy pieces may have to be left and cleaned around. Remember to protect legs and bases from water and cleaning solutions with covers.

Vacuum Carefully

Get the carpet ready for shampooing by vacuum thoroughly before you begin. Fluffing up the carpet pile also makes the carpet accept the shampoo more readily. Visible dust, hair, and dirt can be removed this way. As you work to look for stains that may need a pre-treatment.

Pre-treat Stains

Apply carpet stain removers as instructed either blotting away the product or leaving it until you shampoo.

Using the Carpet Shampooer

Read the manufacturers instructions carefully. Fill the tank to the required level with water. Add the carpet soap that’s designed to work with your particular machine.

There’s a method to follow to ensure your carpet is shampooed properly. Start in one corner, as close to the wall as possible. Walk to the wall on the opposite side of the room. Turn around and walk in a straight line slightly overlapping the area you’ve previously shampooed. It’s rather like mowing the lawn!

Take your time as the shampooing process is longer than a simple vacuum. The machine has to inject the soapy water into the carpet and suck it back up. If you go too quickly this won’t happen.

Stop when the tank is full and empty the dirty water outside. You may need to repeat the process several times if you have large carpeted areas to clean. Running the shampooer over the carpets without soap and just cold water will remove any residues.

Let the carpet dry completely before putting your furniture back.

Home Remedies

A steam cleaning recipe

Natural carpet cleaner products are simple to make and use. You only need a handful of ingredients:

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  • 6 pints of hot water (not boiling)
  • ½ cup of drug store 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 4 tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons dish soap
  • ¼ teaspoon essential oil

All you have to do is add all the ingredients to the hot water and gently stir without agitating. Add the solution to your carpet cleaning machine and follow the instructions.

Natural carpet cleaning products are also readily available to buy via natural product suppliers. Labels will certify the product as “green”. And will guarantee a completely non-toxic cleaner.

Liquid soap and water

Natural soap has dirt and stain removing properties. And is completely non-toxic. Add a few drops of liquid soap to warm water and scrub the dirty areas. It’s a good idea to have a clean, dry towel to absorb excess water as you work. Alternatively, you can add the mixture to your carpet cleaning machine.

Cupboard store deodorisers

Baking soda will absorb smells very easily. Just sprinkle a layer onto the affected area and leave it to sit for several hours. Then vacuum off. White vinegar is also recognised as removing odours. And killing bacteria that causes the smell. Fill a spray bottle and apply a fine mist over the carpet. When this dries the carpet will be refreshed and odour-free.

Your Carpet Cleaning Service in London

If you want your carpets cleaned quickly and effectively contact a trusted carpet cleaning company. You’ll be guaranteed eco-friendly products. And modern equipment that removes stains, dirt, and debris. All without harming your children, pets, or the environment. Your carpets will be cleaned to perfection. And all you had to do was make the appointment!