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Using Ammonia for Carpet Cleaning

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This is a guide about using ammonia for carpet cleaning. Ammonia can be a great alternative to soap when cleaning carpets and doesn't require rinsing afterwards. However, it is very important that you do a test on your carpet, in an inconspicuous spot first.


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April 21, 2010

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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May 21, 20160 found this helpful
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Ammonia is also great for removing stains from clothing! As always, try in an inconspicuous area first.

By Sherry from Durham, NC

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October 19, 20140 found this helpful

I have a dark carpet and want to use ammonia to clean it. Wll this discolor my carpet?

By Mary



December 6, 20170 found this helpful

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.

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December 7, 20170 found this helpful

Try in an inconspicuous spot first. If you lose color, don't continue.

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October 6, 20140 found this helpful

Can you use sudsy ammonia to clean a wool carpet?

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