Homemade Steam Cleaner Solution

October 13, 2017

How can I make a cleaner at home to use in this machine? The commercial cleaners are just too expensive and don't really work.



October 15, 20172 found this helpful
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Making carpet cleaner.

  • 1 cup warm water.
  • 1 tsp of dish soap.
  • 1/4 cup vinegar.
  • 1 tsp baking soda.
  • A couple drops of essential oil optional.
  • 1 tsp of conditioner.

Mix well.

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November 21, 2010

Is there a homemade solution I can make at home to use in my steam cleaner?

By terrycw from Denver, CO


August 22, 20160 found this helpful
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Try adding in a cup or two of vinegar and a little ammonia to the hot water solution you use in the carpet cleaner.

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June 26, 2010

I have a Kirby G4 and I'm wondering is there anything else I can use to shampoo other than Kirby shampoo?

By NANCY C from OH


June 28, 20100 found this helpful

I purchased a product called Awesome from the dollar store after reading numerous reviews about how wonderful it worked. I diluted it in a spray bottle to treat the stains before diluting it in the carpet cleaning machine & it worked great. On the bottle it clearly says it can be used in carpet cleaning machines. Then I mixed vinegar & hot water to go back over the carpet to remove any remaining soap. Even the vinegar solution pulled up a lot of dirt. I am very pleased with the results, my carpet looks new!

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February 25, 20171 found this helpful

I work for Kirby. If you use lavender fabuloso with white vinegar diluted in water with a teaspoon of dawn dish soap(for the foam) you get the same results for less money.

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June 30, 20190 found this helpful

allissia6 Do you have measured amounts for this cleaner?

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November 21, 2010

I need a recipe for the cleaning solution for my Hoover Steam Vac. I believe it has vinegar and water in it. That's all I know.

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July 16, 2010

I have a fairly large home with a lot of carpet to steam clean. We received a very nice machine as a housewarming gift.

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