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Easy green carpet cleaning tips — 23 Comments

  1. I had no idea that steam could be such an effective carpet cleaning tool. It is also nice to know that water combine with vinegar would be really helpful when it comes to cleaning the carpeting. It seems like that would be a good things to try if you aren’t sure how to get stains up.

  2. I have rented steam cleaning machines, although not recently enough that I can remember where. I put clean water in and poured out really dark, nasty-looking water, so it must have picked up a lot that the vacuum didn’t. I also remember how damp the carpet was after I finished. I ran fans to make sure it dried quickly and didn’t have a chance to grow mold. I have used the Oreck dry carpet cleaning system the last several times I have cleaned carpets.

    Thanks for commenting.

  3. Here’s a little trick I found when working in the hospital. I will use EXTREMELY HOT water and a mixture of glass cleaner. It works real well. You can use this with carpet extraction or surface cleaning. It will work with either one. I thought about trying this because we were on such a tight budget and the glass cleaner was about 1/2 the cost of the carpet cleaner. There’s more tips like this at http://venicecarpet.com.

  4. This is a really great article! Thanks for explaining this process so well. Many don’t really understand what it takes to maintain your carpets. Keep it up!

  5. Best advice I can give to a DIYer, Use little chemical as possible. Watch out for some of those spot treatments that contain “oxy” in their verbage. It can bleach out an area – especially on natural fibers. Try to rinse area with plain water.
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  6. I like the power of vacuum. Frequent vacuuming will prevent wear and assist in prolonging the life of the carpet protector. Oh btw, nice tips here mate. Very informative indeed!

  7. Nice tips. If the club soda doesn’t eliminate the wine stain, mix some vinegar with water and spray around the stained area. Let it stay for about 15 minutes then blot it away.

  8. Thank you for the tips. Yes, make sure you don’t get the carpet too wet since that will also cause the carpet to shrink if not done properly. Always work your way into the stain. When using a white cloth, use multiple or part of the cloth that is not soaking up the stain. That way you get to see how much is coming off!

  9. I agree that steam cleaning works well, but don’t like the damp carpets. I, too, have used the Oreck dry system. I stumbled across some recipes online for home-made dry carpet cleaners. The next time I clean my carpets, I’ll have to try one out to see how well it works.

  10. Your tips are more than great! I’ll use all of them for future carpet cleaning. really environment safe and pet friendly metod Thank you for posting!

  11. I clean carpets in an area that is very environmentally conscious (outside of Seattle) so people are always asking me 1) what they can do to take care of their carpets at home and 2) how they can do so without harming the environment.

    This article really outlines some good techniques that I think homeowners can use to clean their carpets with minimal impact on the environment. I plan to adapt some of these ideas and share them with my clients so they can start being better stewards of our environment.

  12. Very helpful and useful tips. Almost covering all types of rugs. Very informative too. Thanks for sharing.

  13. This blog is very helpful and informative.I agree that steam cleaning works well, but don’t like the damp carpets. I, too, have used the Oreck dry system.i know about the company who is providing same service at affordable prices.

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