Carpet cleaning is not an easy job—actually, it is complex. Different fabrics need different cleaning methods. You should never take chances, as one wrong step can bring disaster and permanent damage to your most loved and expensive carpet. To help you, we listed some tips you can follow when cleaning synthetic and natural fibre carpets:
Using a white cloth, dip it into these solutions and work on the stain. Solutions, like the ones below, should not be poured directly on the carpet.
- Vinegar solution—Mix two portions of water to a portion of white vinegar. Make sure that you stir it well before application.
- Detergent solution—Into a cup of lukewarm water, mix ¼ teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent. Once mixed, work on the stain immediately while water is not completely cooled.
- Solvent solution—You can use nail polish remover (gentle, non-acetone polish remover) as a substitute, but best if you have oil solvent.
When working on the solutions below (except for the solvent) prepare and place them in spray bottles and mist them directly yet lightly on the stain:
- Detergent solution—Mix a teaspoon of liquid translucent dishwashing soap, into a cup of lukewarm water. Mix the solution in the bottle. Mix well before using.
- Vinegar solution—Mix equal parts of water and white vinegar in a spray bottle.
- Ammonia solution—Mix a tablespoon of ammonia to a half cup of lukewarm water.
- Solvent solution—Instruction is same as ammonia, only that you cannot place it in a spray bottle. Apply the solution directly to the stain.
These are the basic workarounds you can do when removing stains from your synthetic and natural fibre carpets. Never force to remove stubborn stains as that can completely damage your carpet. If you are considering chemical solutions, make sure to follow instruction set by the manufacturer. If all DIY did not work, then your best solution is to call carpet cleaning professionals near you.