In this article, we are going to tell you how to clean a carpet in three ways. Thus, your carpets can look like new for a long time.
How to clean a carpet with vacuum cleaners
Today, cleaning a carpet is easy thanks to modern vacuum cleaners, such as washing, steam vacuums or vacuum cleaners with water filters. We will give you a few recommendations on how to use them if you decided on this type of cleaning.
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Wet cleaning – one of the best ways to clean carpet
Wet cleaning is either a full washing a carpet or cleaning its surface with water.
It is better not to wash natural carpets, as you can damage the pile. A convenient option for home is deep foam cleaning. In this case, a carpet does not get wet completely and the foam perfectly removes the dirt.
You can buy special shampoos for that or make foam by yourself – just dilute the detergent with water. Vacuum a dry carpet first, then apply the foam and vacuum again. You must vacuum almost immediately because if the foam stays for a long time, a carpet will get soaked, that can damage it.
Do not do wet cleaning too often, as chemicals in the detergents will gradually corrode the fibers.
A woolen surface can be also cleaned with a rag moistened with a solution of ammonia or liquid soap.
There is usually no problem with wet cleaning in winter as it is commonly known how to clean carpets with snow. Just spread a carpet outside, sprinkle it with fresh snow and then sweep it in all directions with a broom or a brush, periodically replacing the dirty snow with clean one.
It is better to clean a carpet on a fine day when you can open the windows for a carpet to dry out completely (but not under direct sun rays).
Cleaning with absorbents
An absorbent can be what that you can find in the kitchen – table salt (an absorbent is a substance that can absorb a large amount of any other substance). Just scatter dry salt on the carpet, then weep it with a broom washed in soapy water. Repeat this several times, adding new salt as the previous one gets dirty. Then, just vacuum the remaining salt after cleaning.