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Keep carpet cleaning simple. I have a small steam vacuum. I have always had trouble rinsing out soap residue on carpet areas even when using very little soap in the cleaner. Recently I tried adding a little ammonia to the water instead of soap. I found that it did a terrific job cleaning, produced no ammonia odor, dried very quickly, and required no rinsing. All of which made my job much easier. I would highly recommend this procedure.
By Marie from West Dundee, IL
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I have a dark carpet and want to use ammonia to clean it. Wll this discolor my carpet?
Not sure about all carpets, but if it has wool in it, it will discolor it for sure. Been there, done that in a rental house.
Try in an inconspicuous spot first. If you lose color, don't continue.
Can you use sudsy ammonia to clean a wool carpet?