Why Homemade Carpet Cleaners Are Not Recommended
We certainly appreciate the DIY spirit when it comes to home ownership, but there are some things that should be left to the professionals. Carpet cleaning is one of those things. Throughout our time in business, we have heard countless stories of failed DIY attempts. Sometimes the carpet damage is beyond repair. As a result, we cannot recommend using a homemade carpet cleaner. Read on to find out why these methods can cause more harm than good.
Method MattersMany homemade carpet cleaners are soap or detergent based, which requires moisture to rinse clean. In addition to being too harsh for some carpets, failure to rinse thoroughly leaves a residue which actually attracts more dirt. This is why people often say the stain reappears after cleaning in just a matter of weeks. Soap based recipes for at home use generally lead to a few problems like:
- Over application of soap solution
- Using too much water to rinse, totally saturating the carpet