Obviously, the best way to clean carpet is to let someone else do it. However, a simple way to clean carpet that works and cost very little is to clean your carpet in layers.
How Dirt Accumulates In Your Carpet
Your carpet is made of twisted fibers or of fibers pushed into a fiber grill. The fibers at the top catch dust from the house that drops to the middle of the fibers and eventually settles into the base of the fibers and into the top of the grill that holds your carpets fibers. Beneath your carpets grill there is the padding that supports your carpet.
What Needs To Be Cleaned In Your Carpet
If you have pets in the house, your carpet can also get stained from your pets household accidents. Cleaning your carpet requires some basic understanding of the type of stains, their location and removing them without harming the fibers of your carpet. If you begin with a plan of removing dirt and stains in layers, you will have a better chance at getting a cleaner and unharmed carpet.
Step by Step Carpet Cleaning
The first step is to vacuum your carpet while totally dry. You should vacuum considerably longer than if you were doing your daily vacuuming. Allow the dust in the room that has become unsettled by the vacuuming to settle and vacuum again. Take a wet mop that has been saturated in a cleaning detergent and go over the carpet immediately afterwards. Rinse your mop and continue to mop your carpet and to rinse your mop. You will notice that your rinse water looks muddy. That is soil that you are removing from the middle of your carpet. Don’t overwork your carpet with the mop. If you notice a stain, spray it with a stain remover that can be a combination of white vinegar and water worked in with a soft cleaning cloth. You may not be able to get out all of the stains if your carpet is heavily soiled. Don’t try too hard as your efforts might harm your carpet.
Remember Not To Damage Your Carpet
In cleaning your carpet, the intent is to get it as clean as possible without damaging the fibers and requiring a new carpet. Your cleaning process can be repeated once you have finished whenever you like. When you have done wet mopping your carpet, let it dry completely. That is very important. You should not step on your newly cleansed carpet until it has dried thoroughly. Once your carpet is dry, vacuum again to get your carpets fibers looking clean as new.