Spills and stains are a common yet annoying occurrence on your carpet. Some are completely harmless, but others can cause permanent damage to your carpet if you don’t act quickly.
In this blog, we will discuss the best homemade carpet cleaning recipes that will help you remove these stubborn stains from your carpet and leave it looking spotlessly clean.
Effective Homemade Carpet Cleaning Recipes
⇒ For Spot Treatment
Recipe: Add one tablespoon of laundry detergent to two cups of cold water and transfer into a spray bottle.
When you are deep cleaning your carpet at home with a carpet cleaning machine, spray this solution on the heavily stained areas before you start cleaning. It will break down the stains so you can remove them easily with the machine.
⇒ For Coffee Stains
Recipe: Mix 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap and 1 teaspoon vinegar with 2 cups warm water in a bowl.
We have spilled coffee on our carpet sometimes, and while removing fresh spills from the carpet can be straightforward, it’s not the case with the dried ones. But this homemade recipe can help you remove the spills quickly.
Just dip a cloth into the solution and blot the stain with it. Apply only a little bit at a time and blot dry with a clean cloth until you completely remove it from the carpet.
⇒ For Red Wine Spills
Recipe: Mix 2 cups of warm water with a tablespoon of white vinegar and pour into a spray bottle.
Red wine spills are some of the most common carpet stains. They can occur during a party or when you are just unwinding from a long day at work. If you are quick enough, you can tackle the stain before it becomes a bigger issue.
Quickly blot the stain with a rag and let it absorb the excess liquid from the spill. Then, spray the cleaning solution on the area and let it sit for a while. White vinegar will neutralize the red wine pigments and make the stain easier to remove. Rinse with a cloth dipped in water and blot dry with a microfiber cloth.
This hack can especially help you clean your carpet after a Christmas party or other get-togethers.
⇒ To Remove Pet Urine Stains
Recipe: Combine 3 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide and warm water. Use baking soda to remove odor.
If you have a furry friend, chances are there will also be pet urine stains on your carpet. So, while it’s best to teach your pooch not to ruin the carpet when an accident occurs, you should act quickly and blot the spill.
Spray the cleaning solution to the stained area and let it soak for a few minutes. Rinse with cold water and remove the excess solution, then dry with a clean cloth. Sprinkle baking soda over the area and let it sit for a few hours. Then vacuum the carpet thoroughly to remove the excess soda.
⇒ For Natural Fiber Carpets
Recipe: In a spray bottle, mix 1/4th cup vinegar and 1/4th cup warm water.
Carpets made from natural fibers are delicate and get stained easily. Moreover, you can’t use strong chemicals on them as they can cause permanent discoloration. The above solution is a mild cleaner that will eliminate stains without harming the carpet.
Spray the stained area with the cleaning solution and wait for a while. Wipe the residue with a rag dipped in clear water and blot dry using a clean microfiber cloth. Always dry a natural fiber carpet thoroughly, or there can be a risk of mold growth.
⇒ To Remove Oil and Grease Stains
Recipe: Use cornstarch or baking soda to absorb the excess grease. Make a cleaning solution by mixing a few drops of dish soap into warm water.
When you notice a grease stain on your carpet, blot the spill with a paper towel to soak the excess. If there is more mess, sprinkle cornstarch or baking soda to absorb it. Vacuum the powder and use your cleaning solution on the stained area. Wait for a while and spray clean water. Lastly, dry thoroughly using a clean cloth.
You don’t have to buy expensive carpet cleaners to tackle stubborn stains ruining your carpet’s look. These effective homemade carpet cleaning recipes will help you remove almost any spill or stain from your carpet. Just try out these solutions first on a small, hidden area of your carpet to ensure none of them causes discoloration or fading.