Facing the reality of dirty carpets at home is not an easy task. It usually means a lot of hard work that involves cleaning and rubbing, which most of us try to avoid. Yet, we all know that neglected carpets not only depreciate, but also may become dangerous for our health. Yet, professional carpet cleaning Kensington and Chelsea is not that cheap. This forces many people to try DIY carpet cleaning to save these expenses.
If you are one of these people, you have to be aware of the fact that you will have some expenses when you clean your carpet on your own too. Let us consider them below and find more cost-effective solutions.
First of all, to perform DIY carpet cleaning at home, you will need a quality steam cleaning machine. You can forget about getting a brush and some soapy water to clean your carpet. The soaked up carpet tends to quickly develop mould and mildew because the moisture cannot evaporate from there quickly.
If you do not have such a machine at home, you will have to rent it for a few days against a fee. Some people do that, but you need also to know how to properly work with such a machine to avoid damages or injuries. Unfortunately, many people who are unskilled have accidents with such machines as they are heavy-duty.
Next comes the choice of the right detergent. It is not a simple thing to do, as usually detergents available on the markets are not universal and target specific fabric the carpet is made of. To find the right one, it is advisable to check the label first and eventually to ask the buyer what kind of product he would recommend you for your specific carpet. Take into account that these cleaning solutions are also expensive and may be harmful for your health.
There is an option to pay less. You can do a cleaning solution on your own that would not only save you money, but also will save your health too. And it might be even more effective compared to the ones that can be found in the stores.
How to make a detergent on your own?
Take a blue window cleaner and mix it equally with water. If you do not have a window cleaner, you can replace it with vinegar, however the ration then will be 10 parts water to 1 part vinegar. You don’t have to worry about the smell of the vinegar as it completely disappears upon its drying.
What to do next?
Use a spray bottle to apply this homemade solution directly on the spot. If you do not have a steam carpet cleaner at hand, you can use a sponge mop or a regular mop. You can run it over the carpet, if it is not too soak up with water. After all, you don’t want too wet carpet.
Make the same motions you do when you clean the kitchen floor, i.e. back and forth to remove the dirt from the carpet. You will have to wait for about 5 hours for it to dry before using it again. After drying, you can vacuum it thoroughly to remove the remaining dirt and to ensure your carpet is completely clean again.