The Best Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution
Do you like saving money? You don’t need to answer that. We know you do. There’s nothing worse than needing to buy 2-3 bottles of a $20 carpet cleaning solution to clean your whole home. In this post, we’re going to tell you about the best homemade carpet cleaning solution. Read more if you want to get your carpets clean and save some money.
The Carpet Cleaning Machine Scam
At CitruSolution, we’re all for cleaning carpets and having a happy, healthy home. One thing we don’t like to see, though, is our customers getting scammed. If you own a carpet shampooer like this, it calls for a cleaner that’s about $20/bottle. To us, that’s ridiculous. There’s no reason why you can’t find a substitute. The overpriced detergent is just a way for these companies to have you buy their branded products in order “not to damage” them. Well, we’re sorry to break it to you, Bissell—we have a formula.
The Best Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution Formula
So, you’re out of carpet shampoo or detergent. This homemade carpet cleaning solution formula calls for 5 things.
- 3 Tablespoons of Oxiclean
- 2 Tablespoons of Liquid Laundry Detergent
- 1 Teaspoon of Fabric Softener
- 1/4 Cup of Vinegar
- A Gallon of Warm Water
Instructions To Make And Use The Solution
In a pot or bowl, mix all ingredients in a hot gallon of water. Stir until combined and dissolved. Once mixed, save in a gallon container for later use.
Once your solution is ready, let’s get cleaning! Always vacuum carpets and rugs before shampooing. Pro tip: we suggest testing a small part of the carpet and allowing it to dry before using it throughout the house. When cleaning any surface, you want to make sure products don’t damage or alter the color. Every material is different, so you need to treat each as such.
Before you add any of the solution to the machine, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. A 1/4 cup of solution in a water-filled tank should be adequate as a general rule of thumb. Finally, before shampooing the carpet, it’s always a good idea to spot treat any tough stains. To spot treat, you can use something like hydrogen peroxide. Otherwise, you can mix a spray bottle with 1/2 water and 1/2 homemade solution.
A Natural Cleaning Solution
Now you know how to save some money when doing regular carpet shampooing. There’s no reason why cleaning your home’s carpets should break the bank or be toxic. If you need deeper cleaning, we can help.
We all want our homes to be happy and healthy, and that’s why we’re honest and transparent at CitruSolution Asheville. We use a compound called d-limonene in our cleaning solution derived from the peels of citrus fruit. D-limonene is an excellent solvent and deodorizer. Additionally, it’s non-toxic, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. That’s a rare find in the cleaning world, isn’t it?
Call us to schedule a free consultation today! Let us clean your carpets as they’ve never been cleaned before.
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