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Cleaning Your Carpet Without a Machine

Carpet cleaning machines can be quite expensive to buy and operate. This is a guide about cleaning your carpet without a machine.

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May 5, 2012 Flag
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Is there any other way to clean carpeting other than hiring a professional company or purchasing and expensive carpet cleaning machine? I seem to remember someone on this site suggested using a sponge mop, but I didn't read the complete information as I had just had my carpets cleaned professionally.

Thanks for any help.

By Elizabeth

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May 6, 20120 found this helpful

There are all kinds of ways a person can clean carpeting, depending on the amount of elbow grease they want to use. Most methods leave a soapy residue on the carpeting that attracts dirt sooner than when the carpeting was new.

My late aunt used to mix up a soapy mixture using an egg beater to make it nice and foamy and using a scrub brush she would get down on her hands and knees and dip the brush into the foamy part and brush it into the carpet. She would have to beat the mixture frequently to keep it foamy, because she didn't want to get the carpeting wet like the water would have made it.

In the long run buying your own carpet cleaner would be cheaper than having a professional come in and do it. The machine will pay for itself after 2-3 uses, maybe sooner depending on how much carpeting you have to clean.

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May 8, 20121 found this helpful

Hey, it is very easy to clean the carpets or rugs at your home. I always clean them at my home. Vinegar is the best cleaning agent I have ever seen. There are many more homemade tips for cleaning the carpets.

Refer the link below for more information on that

http://www.rugsandblinds.com/which- ... nal-cleaning-or-washing-at-home.aspx

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May 8, 20120 found this helpful

I hope you will like that.

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June 29, 2006 Flag

Does anyone have a suggestion as to how I can clean my carpet, and spots with one of the homemade cleaners you suggested, BUT without a carpet shampooer and machine?

Clanmackinnon from Buffalo, NY

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July 1, 20060 found this helpful

This isn't homemade; however, we have used a carpet cleaning product called "CAPTURE". We buy it at Lowe's Home Improvement stores, and I believe that Home Depot carries it too. It is a slightly wet cleaning powder that you sprinkle onto your carpet and work it in with a broom (you can use your own, or CAPTURE sells one with the product). Let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then using your own vacuum, vacuum it up. They also sell a spray bottle of stain remover that you spray on the heavy carpet stains before you use the powder. The end result is clean and fresh smelling carpet. Good Luck!!

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July 4, 20060 found this helpful

The before mentioned methods of using Capture, Resolve, etc do work. Also using a mop or brush, then blotting up the moisture with rags works better than you might expect. Ammonia, shampoo, dishwashing liquid, Simple Green, are all good cleaners, and using vinegar to rinse removes the soap residue and odors, and lifts up the nap. Do not use Peroxide or enzzymes on rugs of natural fiber, as silk or wool. You will be surprised at how good you can make it look and feel.

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November 5, 20060 found this helpful

I have a small handheld steam machine. Would this work on carpet stains? Thanks, J

Editor's Note: It should work fine on any food stains.

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December 21, 20060 found this helpful

When my brother in law visited last, my 3 year old son spilled orange pop on my white carpet (I freaked), bu the poured a little hot water on it, took a towel and covered the spot and used a reagular vaccum hose attachment over the towel so that the liguid was sucked into the towel. It worked better than anything, there was never a stain, and it was finished in under 3 minutes.

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