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Cleaning Stair Carpet Without a Vacuum or Brush

What is the best way to clean stair carpet without using a vacuum cleaner which will Hoover up the pile, or dustpan and brush which is too labour intensive as I have too many stairs?

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December 12, 20090 found this helpful

Vacuum or sweep the carpet before you start the real cleaning. This removes lint, hair and any other such material.

Mix the detergent with warm water. Generally ¼ cup to a gallon of warm water ensures that it is not concentrated. To prevent damage to the carpet, test the solution on a small area. If discoloration occurs do not go any further. If all goes well, you can proceed with the cleaning process.

Whether you are using a sponge or a brush work in small areas at a time for the best results. If using a sponge squeeze out most of the water. With a brush, gently spray some cleaning solution and slowly scrub the area being cleaned. Use the toothbrush to scrub hard to remove spots.

Dip a clean sponge into clean water and remove the cleaning solution before moving on to the next section to be cleaned. You may need to repeat this to ensure that all the cleaning solution is removed.

Fluff the carpet against the nap to ensure proper drying and to restore carpet to its original level of fluffiness. Using a stiff bristle brush is a good way to raise the nap. You can also vacuum for the same result.good luck.

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December 12, 20090 found this helpful

Use a small vacuum with a hose attachment. They have lightweight vacuum's that have a shoulder strap (like the little "Dirt Devils" sold here in the USA). The hose attachment will suck up the dirt without hurting the pile.

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Use a small vacuum with a hose attachment. They have lightweight vacuum's that have a shoulder strap (like the little "Dirt Devils" sold here in the USA for about $50). The hose attachment will suck up the dirt without hurting the pile.

If you want to actually clean them, the quickest & easiest way is to first vacuum them, then use a foaming carpet cleaner, just follow the directions, let dry & vacuum off with the little vacuum with the hose attachment.

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December 13, 20090 found this helpful

A re-chargeable car vaccum works fine for light maintenance cleaning of stairs and extending the times between shampooing or deep cleaning. They weigh a lot less than a bag-pipe or backpack vacuum, and there is no cord hassle.

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