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How to clean old carpets

Brightening faded carpet and rugs by rubbing them down with a rag or giving your old carpet a new look is quite a challenging task. One drawback of carpets is because of its ability to harbor and hide all kinds of dirt and grime. But people still love carpet for the warm, cozy and the way it makes a room feel.

Carpets are warm on your feet during winter, and no other flooring option can beat its softness during summer. Carpets give you the makings of a true home and these are the reasons people have attachment with their carpets and they don’t want their old carpets to throw out.

There are certain cleaning ways to prevent your old carpet from stain, dirt and enhance its shelf life.

The initial step is to give it a new and fresh look: regular cleaning, frequent vacuuming, and once a month deep-clean scrubbing is all you require to keep the carpeting in good condition.  To make the super-dirty carpet clean again all you need to do is:

 Mix a cup of ammonia with a quart of water. Rub into your carpet with a damp mop, and let it dry.  Do not use this mixture on wool carpets.

To get rid of carpets dents, fuzz the fibers back into shape using a fork. Simply stick the tines into the fibers and brush them straight up.  You can also sweep your carpet with a broom to lift the fibers up and remove loose dirt.

When you vacuum hard, but still there’s just crud, crumbs as well as hairs which is a common issue every carpet owner has to deal with.

The only solution to this problem is to purchase a lint roller and put some elbow grease until you collect all the adhering particles. Depending on the carpet type it will be less time consuming to clean. Another tool you can use for cleaning is the squeegee which is made in such a way that it dislodge gunk, frost, and other substances that form thin layers and stick to a surface just like pet hair on a short-hair carpet. Water the squeegee and just use it over the surface.

You can have all the detergents at your home you want for deep cleaning carpets, especially when you have something of your own just a carpet shampooing machine. But that might not be a good option for your carpet’s material.  You must have to minimize the effect of harsh chemicals on your carpet as well as on the environment, and for this, we have this recipe for you.

The ingredients for a homemade cleaner are as follows:  a ¾ cup of Hydrogen Peroxide, a ¼ cup white vinegar, five drops of essential oils, two tablespoons dish soap, two tablespoons of fabric softener, and one gallon of lukewarm water but not boiling. This is a much cleaner substitute as compared to the commercial products and you will be surprised with the same results easily. Lock and load in your shampooing machine and ready for straight-through deep cleaning.