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.

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.