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Easy Ways To Clean Carpet By Hand

Jan 2, 2023 | Carpet Cleaning

If you are also looking for some helpful ways to clean your carpet without a machine, here is the solution. In this article, we have discussed how to clean carpet by hand. Although professional carpet cleaning remains the best option, you can also bring the spotless look of your carpet back with these easy and effective steps.

How To Clean Carpet By Hand?

Prepare for Cleaning 

Before you start the actual cleaning, first prepare the carpet area by decluttering it. Clear the debris from your carpet. You can also shift the movable furniture to clean beneath it.

Pick up everything from the carpet area and keep it in another room. You can also track up the curtains so that they don’t create any disturbance while cleaning.

Agitate and Vacuum 

The next thing you have to do after cluttering is agitate the carpet with a carpet brush to lose the soil and dirt particles. After that, thoroughly vacuum the carpet using the appropriate attachment.

Start from the front corner of the room and slowly move towards the door, and make sure no area is left.  Vacuuming will remove all the loose dirt and debris from your carpet surface.

Clean With Sprinkle Baking Soda & Salt

Once you vacuum your carpet thoroughly, add an equal amount of salt and baking soda. Sprinkle this mixture evenly all over the carpet. This mixture of salt and baking soda will eliminate the dirt and musty odours from the carpet.

Then spray water on the carpet using a spray bottle till the carpet is damp and not soaking wet. Then gently scrub the wet mixture on the carpet using a carpet brush. Cover small areas to make sure the solution works on the carpet fibres.

Lastly, let the mixture sit for at least 1-2 hours and vacuum the carpet to remove the excess salt and baking soda mixture. Make sure the carpet is completely dry.

Clean with Vinegar and Water 

Like baking soda and salt, a water and vinegar mixture is another DIY cleaning solution to clean your carpet. Add equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture on small areas to mist the carpet.

Let the mixture work for 3-5 minutes, and then blot that area using a microfiber cloth. Continue applying and blotting until the carpet area is covered. And lastly, leave the carpet to dry completely.

Treat The Stains 

Try to clean the stains before they become dry. Start by blotting the stain using a microfibre cloth or paper towel. If the colour is already dry, dampen the area using a clean damp cloth and then blot the colour as much as possible.

Afterwards, prepare a mixture of one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid and two cups of water. Soak a clean cloth in this mixture and gently work on the stained area. Then blot the mixture from your carpet, and repeat this until the stain vanishes. Leave the carpet to dry after stain removal.

Summing Up 

Now you know how to clean carpet by hand. But along with DIY cleaning, you should also invest in professional carpet cleaning to ensure thorough cleaning. Additionally, regular vacuuming, instant spot removal, and proper care can keep your carpet looking clean and fresh.

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