Your carpet will often act as a focal point within a room, and it’s much more than a simple method of insulation. Carpets are exposed to a variety of elements, from dirt off of shoes, all the way to dust particles in the air that are allowed to settle – and we don’t even need to mention the terrible event that is drink and food spillages. Carpet cleaning using chemicals isn’t always an option, especially if you have small children and pets in the house. The only safe chemicals are often available to specialist services, such as the UrbanYou local carpet cleaning company in Sydney and so we’re often left with natural remedies to promote a clean carpet.
It’s not normally an option to pull a carpet up, stick it in the laundry box and hope for the best – and fortunately there are alternative methods at our disposal. Some of the most effective cleaning agents on the planet are natural, and won’t risk damaging your carpet in the slightest. These natural methods can typically be found in a grocery store, and there are a range of suppliers in and around Edmonton Ab. that provide higher concentrations for those really tough cleans. Let’s take a look at them now.
Often considered the most effective natural carpet cleaning agent around, white vinegar is so acidic that it can break down even the most extensive dried on stains. It’s so abrasive in fact, that it can even strip colour – so be careful before using it on dyed fabrics. It won’t damage the fibres of the carpet, but with extensive scrubbing it could definitely leave a slightly faded patch. Some people opt to water white vinegar down, and an effective ratio would be 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water. It may take a little longer to clean the carpet; but it won’t strip colour as noticeably.
If your carpet is red, orange, brown or any shade of grey – then cleaning it with lemon juice may be the answer. It’s a lot more acidic than vinegar, but the acids are of a different kind (citric), meaning that they are far less likely to strip colour from fibres. You can always opt to water down lemon juice (1:2) just to be safe, and avoid using the store-bought bottles in favour of freshly squeezed juice.
If you’d prefer to avoid using liquids, then the next best thing is baking soda, or bicarbonate soda if you’re outside of Edmonton Ab. The great thing about baking soda is that it’s in powder form, and can be massaged in to a carpet without much fuss. The anti-bacterial properties will absorb odours and debris easily, and once allowed to settle in for an hour or two, it’s a simple task to vacuum the carpet and take the soda, odours and debris out of the equation!