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The Best Homemade Carpet Cleaners For The Toughest Stains

Natural cleaning solutions are important in every home. There’s no reason to use unnecessary toxic chemicals or solvents to clean in your house. They’re harmful to your family and pets, so you’ll want to find some safer alternatives. These are the best homemade carpet cleaners around, so read on to find out what makes them so great!

Look, we get it. Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes it’s a bowl of spaghetti on your new dining room rug or a little spill of that trusty red during a relaxing session of wine and dine. Not all stains are created equal. Some will have your head spinning when it comes to removing them. Among the hardest stains to remove are ink, blood, and red wine. These rich pigments engrain into the fibers of the carpet with such ease but are very difficult to remove. Let’s dive in and talk about the best homemade carpet cleaners.   

The Best Homemade Carpet Cleaners

Solvent Cleaner

For the first cleaner, we’re looking at solvents. A solvent is an important cleaning tool for any homeowner. Solvents effectively break down and dissolve oils that build up in carpet and rug fibers. For example, at CitruSolution, our secret is d-limonene. What is d-limonene? Well, d-limonene is our solution derived from the oils found in citrus fruit like limes and oranges. The natural solvent properties of d-limonene make it a great cleaner. The solvent property of the solution works by breaking down the dirt, grime, and oils in order to be easily sucked up. You can use a non-acetone nail polish remover to make a homemade solvent cleaner. This is safer for you and your family than the heavy industrial solvents out there. 

Detergent-based Cleaner

When it comes to detergent, there are so many to choose from. Sure, you can buy the tiny 30-dollar bottle of detergent that’s full of dangerous chemicals. If you want to be as safe as possible, follow this simple recipe.  If your carpet is made of synthetic fibers, simply mix 1/4 teaspoon of dye-free dish soap in a cup of warm water. For natural fibers, like wool, mix a whole teaspoon in a cup of warm water. This recipe will remove some of the toughest stains you’ll encounter, and it won’t damage your carpet.

Vinegar-based Cleaner

For those who want to go completely all-natural, a simple vinegar-based cleaner is the way to go. If you have synthetic fiber carpets, just take a cup of vinegar and dilute it with two cups of water. For natural carpets, use one cup of vinegar with one cup of water.   

Have A Stain That You Can’t Tackle? 

Each of these cleaners is going to help you remove the toughest stains from your carpets and rugs. Sometimes, though, you can’t remove all the stains. If a stain is discovered after significant time has passed, there may be some additional measures that need to be taken. At CitruSolution Asheville, we pride ourselves on providing quality service and love helping our customers with all their carpet cleaning needs. Give us a call to set up a free consultation, and we’ll get your home looking and smelling like new again!  

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