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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?

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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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