How To Clean Carpets Easily Without Machine

Whether you have children, pets, or clumsy friends and relatives, keeping your carpets and rugs clean might seem hard.

When you know how, it’s shockingly inexpensive and simple to restore your carpets to like-new condition. Today, we’re going to show you how we deep clean carpets in a professional manner for a fraction of the price.

Vacuum cleaning tips

Prior to attempting to remove any stains, the first step is to properly vacuum your carpets.

  • Utilize all of your attachments to get access to nooks and difficult-to-reach areas. You’ll be shocked by the amount of dust that accumulates around your skirting boards.
  • To loosen tenacious pet hairs, use a shower squeegee and drag it along the carpet.
  • Consider rearranging furniture and vacuuming up any dust bunnies.

How to properly vacuum

There is a “proper” technique to vacuum that many people are unaware of. Due to the twisted nature of the carpet fibers, vacuuming in only one direction will miss a significant amount of trapped dust.

Rather than just passing the vacuum back and forth, approach each fiber from the rear, front, left, and right. To do so, begin by vacuuming back and forth across the room, followed by vacuuming from left to right.

TOP TIP: If you’re cleaning the entire house, don’t forget to dust and tidy up before vacuuming. Discover why in our related article.

How to keep the carpets clean

As we often say when it comes to large cleaning chores, prevention is always preferable to cure. Follow these steps to keep your carpets in perfect condition throughout the year.

  • Encourage guests to remove their shoes before stepping onto the carpet.
  • Food and beverages are not permitted in carpeted areas – a careless mishap might be pricey!
  • Placing pet litter boxes on top of a mat simplifies cleanup.
  • In high-traffic areas, place inexpensive rugs or carpet covers. Without protection, your hallway carpet will deteriorate over time, and rugs are far less expensive to replace.

How to remove stains from carpet

1. How to remove red wine from a carpet with salt

Has a glass of red wine been spilt in your magnificent living room? Fear not!

  1. To begin, wipe the stain with a paper towel to remove any extra liquid.
  2. Add a tiny amount of cold water to the stain and blot until the paper towel is completely crimson.
  3. Cover the stain with rock salt while it is still somewhat damp.
  4. Wait until the stain is totally dry before proceeding.
  5. Remove any remaining salt and then vacuum the area.
  6. If any staining persists, continue the processes until it is completely removed.

2. How to use vinegar to clean a carpet

White vinegar is an incredible stain remover. Use immediately after staining for the best effects.

  1. Blot as much of the stain as possible to prevent it from spreading throughout the carpet.
  2. Fill a spray bottle halfway with white vinegar and liberally apply on the stain.
  3. Blot extra vinegar off the stain.
  4. Continue spraying and blotting the carpet until the stain is completely removed.

3. How to clean rugs with snow 

Now for a peculiar way! Is it snowing where you are at the moment? If that is the case, you are in luck.

  1. Take your rug outdoors and shake it vigorously to eliminate any remaining dirt.
  2. Allow the rug to sit outside for approximately 30 minutes to allow the surface temperature to decrease.
  3. Pile a few inches of snow on the rug’s surface.
  4. Allow about a half-hour for the snow to settle on the carpeting.
  5. If desired, flip the rug over and repeat the procedure on the underside.
  6. Remove any residual snow from the rug, shake it out, and hang it to dry.

4. How to clean carpets with baking soda

While most of us have baking soda in our kitchen cabinets, have you ever used it to clean your carpets?

  1. Prepare a bucket of warm water to begin.
  2. If the stain is still wet, blot the carpet to remove the stain.
  3. If the stain is dried, vacuum the carpet to remove any dirt.
  4. A considerable amount of baking soda should be sprinkled onto the discoloration.
  5. Utilize a slightly moist sponge, rag, or brush to work the baking soda into the stain.
  6. Continue rinsing the cleaning instrument with water, gradually increasing the amount of water applied to the stain – you do not want to totally wet the floor.
  7. Allow the carpet to thoroughly dry.
  8. Once the area is totally dry, vacuum again to remove any remaining baking soda residue.

5. How to remove chewing gum out of carpets

When you notice a piece of chewing gum in your carpet, the best course of action is to act immediately. Take the following simple steps:

  1. To harden the gum, place some ice cubes in a sandwich bag. Place the sandwich bag on top of the gum and hold it in place until it hardens.
  2. Remove the gum – Using a palette knife or similar instrument, scrape away the gum.
  3. Remove any residue – spot clean the stain and allow it completely dry.

6. How to get blood stains out of carpet

You may be surprised to learn that you should never clean up blood with warm water. Instead of eradicating blood stains, warm water embeds them deeper into the carpet. As a result, you should constantly wash your hands with cold water and clear the blood as quickly as possible.

If the stain has set into the carpet, you can use hydrogen peroxide and an enzyme cleanser to remove it. Because enzyme cleaners are excellent at removing protein-based stains, they may also be used to remove pee and feces.

7. How to remove nail polish from carpets

Removing nail paint off carpets may go horribly wrong if you’re not careful.

  1. Blot the nail paint puddle to remove as much excess as possible. You do not want to scrape side to side, as this can cause the stain to expand in size and become more difficult to remove.
  2. If the polish has solidified, you can attempt to remove it from the fibers using a dull knife.
  3. Combine equal amounts acetone and water, along with a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Conduct a test on an inconspicuous spot and then scrub away any leftover discoloration with this solution.

How to properly use a carpet shampooer

If you’d prefer use commercial procedures, a common option is to hire a carpet shampooer. If you choose this path, be sure to follow the following steps:

  • Vacuum completely – make certain you reach all crevices and nooks and crannies.
  • Spot treat stains first – some shampoos may exacerbate stains.
  • Prepare the room prior to hiring the shampooer – your rental period may be restricted.
  • Avoid cleaning into a corner; instead, clean from the farthest away region back toward the door, taking care not to step on previously cleaned areas.
  • Plastic bags may be tied to your feet or you can purchase plastic foot coverings.

If you are unable to remove furniture from a room, place some aluminium foil or greaseproof paper below the legs of the furniture to protect it from dampness.

How to naturally deodorize carpet

If your carpets have an offensive odor, baking soda may easily absorb it. All that is required is to sprinkle the powder across the carpet’s surface and allow it to sit for as long as feasible. For optimal results, we recommend leaving overnight. Vacuum your carpet after it has been left for an extended period of time.

Additionally, white vinegar may be used to deodorize carpets. Add 1 tbsp vinegar and 1 tsp baking soda to a spray bottle filled with warm water. Gently shake the container to blend the ingredients. When you spray the solution into your carpets, you may notice a slight vinegar scent, but this will quickly dissipate.

Q&A

Is it possible to remove dents from carpet caused by furniture?

You certainly can. Furniture dents may make an otherwise spotless carpet appear to be in desperate need of repair. Simply lay ice cubes in the fissures of a damaged carpet to repair it. The ice cubes will melt and contribute to the fluffing of the fibers.

If possible, protect the underside of the carpet to avoid developing a mould problem. Afterward, thoroughly dry the area.

Is carpet cleaning effective in removing fleas and bed bugs?

Adult fleas and bed bugs are killed when carpets are steam cleaned. It is possible that it will miss some eggs and early larvae, which are considerably smaller and more difficult to remove. Exterminators will ensure that your house is pest-free, but they will do it through the use of toxic chemicals.

Is carpet cleaning capable of causing allergies?

Carpets may collect dust, pollen, pet hair, and other allergens, so regularly cleaning them can help alleviate allergy symptoms. Using a cleaning approach that incorporates moisture, on the other hand, might aggravate allergies. This is because mould spores have the ability to reproduce.