Cleaning Carpets Without Chemicals

I have become a big fan of using vinegar and baking soda to spot clean my carpet. It works wonderfully. Can anyone tell me how I can use my carpet cleaner to do the whole room without chemicals?

By Karen

May 13, 20130 found this helpful

I just mix vinegar and hot water in my carpet shampooer. I don't measure.

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May 14, 20130 found this helpful

Hi Karen

This this is the solution my husband uses in our carpet cleaning machine.

1/2 cup powdered Tide

4 caps Lysol general cleaner

2 caps bleach

1/4 cup Mr Clean general cleaner

We have used it for years and works very well.

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January 22, 20150 found this helpful

Sprinkle the whole room with baking soda. Then in a home carpet shampooer fill the shampoo cartridge full with this mixture. 1 gal white vinegar, 1 large bottle of lemon juice, 1 pint of witch hazel, and 1 cup peroxide. This will yield almost 1.5 gallons. This mixture works very good and is safe for all carpets. I use it in my carpet shampooing business, and have had amazing results added bonus: there is no detergent, so you wont be left with crunchy stiff carpet. A link to my business page so you can view before and after photos of carpets and upholstery cleaned using this mixture.

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November 2, 20150 found this helpful

Thank you so much for your mixture recipe! Exactly what i was looking for. I do have a questions though. I have to rent a rug doctor type of machine to clean my carpets this time, how much of the solution would I need to use per gallon of hot water? Or would I use straight solution each time I have to fill the bucket? I do have a couple of "pet" spots that I will be pre treating but I want a deep clean all over each room of carpet.

Thank you for your time and attention in advance!!

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September 15, 20160 found this helpful

Will the peroxide hurt the color of the carpet? I have that light tan color carpet. Thanks for any help!!

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