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There should be no need for you to call out a carpet cleaner for simple everyday accidental spills if you act quickly. Sometimes blotting is all you need to do, it really can be that easy. Some stains will need more patience than others and as long as you can remove a portion of the stain with each application of cleaning solution just keep repeating until no more transfers from the carpet to your absorbent material.
Mix equal parts white vinegar and warm water with a few drops of your favorite essential oil—lemongrass and eucalyptus are great options—and use the solution in any rented or purchased home steam cleaner. The vinegar helps lift stains and is a natural antibacterial agent and the essential oils deodorize your carpets naturally.
How to Make Your Own Carpet Cleaner 1. Sprinkle cornstarch or baking soda on the stain and let sit for 10 minutes, then vacuum 2. Mix one tablespoon clear dish washing liquid and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water 3. Sponge the stain with the solution with a white cloth 4. Sponge off with cold water and blot dry
Carpet Cleaners Make Carpets Dirtier! After leaning the room with the rug cleaning solution clean it again with a vinegar water solution. Rent a shampoo machine that cleans with water. Mix about a cup vinegar per gallon of water and clean according to directions. The vinegar pulls out the old shampoo soap and cleans the carpet. I HAVE to try this!
Homemade Carpet Shampoo 1/4 cup vinegar 1/4 cup liquid homemade laundry soap (can use other liquid soap) 1 gallon water Check the machine first and make sure it doesn't require a special shampoo. Mix together and add to carpet cleaning machine. Shampoo carpets as usual. This solution can also be added to a spray bottle and used for spot treatment.