Green Cleaning Your Carpets

There will be times that spot-cleaning just does not do the job. One day, you will notice that your carpets are darker than they were first installed. However, there is a way to avoid this situation. All you have to do is to green clean your carpet.

Here is the complete guide on how to green clean your carpet from a company that offers green carpet cleaning in Edmonton:

What You Need

You will need white vinegar, borax, and salt. For the equipment, you will need a carpet steam cleaner and a vacuum. It will be explained later why you need some heavy equipment.

Instructions

First, you will have to begin with the traditional spot cleaning. Next, you will have to begin the heavy work.

  • Vacuum
  • Vacuum like you have never ever vacuumed your carpet. Take your time and go in three various directions. Get the particles, hair, and dust out of the carpet.

  • Mixing
  • Mix ¼ cup white vinegar, ¼ cup borax, and ¼ cup salt. Next, apply the solution to heavily soiled areas or deep stains in your carpet. Let the solution set for a few hours on the carpet until it completely dries. Vacuum the solution right away.

  • Steam Cleaner
  • Turn on the steam cleaner. A lot of people ask why use this equipment. This is because other options such as dry chemical cleaning uses chemicals which may remain in the carpet for too long. Steam cleaning and renting the equipment is the best way since the chemicals are optional. To improve efficiency, try to rent new equipment. However, if the machine that you rented is not brand new, do a little cleaning of the equipment.

  • Skip Carpet Shampoo
  • You don’t need to do carpet shampoo. Make sure that you are filling the equipment with really hot water because hot water alone could get most dirt out of your carpet.

  • Soiled Carpet
  • You can use 2.5 gallons of water and add 1 cup of white vinegar for a very deep cleaning if you have a carpet that is really soiled.

  • Machine Modes
  • Most equipment has two modes. First, you press a button and hot water will be released. Second, you release the button and it absorbs the water back. On the second mode, spend ¾ of your precious time. Soak your carpet then go over it 3 up to 4 times to dry it as much as you can.

  • Steam Clean
  • Again, steam clean your carpet for the 2nd time. Since you rented the equipment for 1 day, it is best to use it again and again.

  • Drying
  • Allow your carpet to completely dry. You can bring any furniture back once they are almost dry. However, professionals usually put aluminum foil under the furniture’s legs to prevent any stain onto your wet carpet. Let the carpet completely dry before you walk on them again to prevent staining.

  • Disposal
  • Lastly, responsibly dispose the water for the equipment. You can call a professional to ask how to properly dispose water waste.

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