< Previous
To Top

Homemade Remedies to Remove Dirt from Carpet

I recently had a party whilst my parents were away. They've returned to find huge dirt stains on my newly laid cream carpet. I don't know much about the carpet, do you know any home remedies to get the dirt out?

Alicia from NSW, AUS

Ad

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

December 17, 20080 found this helpful

Yes. Call a steam cleaning company, and pay for having the service. Do not let them use any chemicals- just plain steam. They will argue. But since the carpet is newly laid, the chemicals will ruin it. And then, you should be responsible for putting down new carpet.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 21, 20080 found this helpful

When I have a spot on the carpet, I put a little liquid dish soap (NOT dish washer) and some white vinegar in a dish, use a brush and go over the spot. Works wonders.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 21, 20080 found this helpful

I f it is just dirt, and not grease or oil or foodstains, you should be able to rent a carpet cleaner and do this job yourself. I am assuming that you have such rentals, as we have them in Canada. If the dirt stains are fresh, you shouldn't have that much difficulty removing them. I suppose if you have dirt that has a high iron content (red soil) it might require some special spot treating, but I suspect that regular carpet cleaning will do it.

Ad

If you have a steam cleaner, it will likely do the job.

There should be no need to replace the carpet. Dirt should wash out with the steam cleaner. Just don't do as a previous person did in a earlier post and flood the place with the garden hose.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
December 31, 20080 found this helpful

I'm assuming you know this, but before you try any cleaning product on carpet stains/spots. Vacuum the spots really well first. Often times, I have had good luck removing dirt stains with plain water!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 31, 20080 found this helpful

Try baking soda.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Cleaning Carpet
Removing Dirt Stains from Rugs and Carpet
< Previous
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning CarpetDecember 17, 2008
Guides
Homemade Carpet Shampoo Recipes
Homemade Carpet Shampoo Recipes
Close up of carpet cleaner washing carpet
Using Laundry Detergent in Your Carpet Cleaner
Duct Tape
Removing Duct Tape From Carpet
A glass of red wine spilled on a light colored carpet.
Using Rubbing Alcohol for Carpet Stains
More
🍂
Thanksgiving Ideas!
🎃
Halloween Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/10/19 05:23:28 in 750 msecs. ⛅️️
Loading Something Awesome!