How to Clean Household Carpets Yourself

When cleaning the carpets is required you could hire a professional cleaning company to handle the cleaning job, or you could complete regular maintenance yourself along with deep cleaning when required to keep the carpeting looking its best.

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Keep your carpet clean and fresh with baking soda.

Step 1

Sprinkle baking soda over your carpet lightly and let sit for about 30 minutes. The baking soda naturally deodorizes, cleans and also absorbs any odor that may lead to a musty smell if not cleaned.

Step 2

Vacuum the carpeting to collect dirt as well as the baking soda.

Step 3

Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray it over the carpeting, covering the entire carpet with a light mist to disinfect and also if you need a more powerful deodorizer.

Step 4

Steam clean when the carpet is soiled and requires a deeper cleaning than a vacuum alone. Fill the fluid compartment with 1 quart water, 1/2 cup white vinegar and 1 tsp. laundry detergent. Run the steam cleaner over the carpet as you would a vacuum and allow it to air dry.