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DIY Carpet Cleaners for Spot Treatmenting a Stained Carpet

DIY carpet cleaner

You probably know that sinking feeling most people get when wine or something else spills on their carpet. More than likely the last time it happened you reached for a commercially bought cleaner.

However, according to the University of Minnesota many of these cleaning agents contain allergens. You will probably be surprised to know that there was probably something else in your home that could have removed the stain more naturally.

The fact is, there are many cleaners that you can create from products in your own home. Here are some DIY carpet cleaners you can try at home to remove tough wine stains.

1. Ammonia

If you have some ammonia lying around you can use it to remove stains. Throw one cup of ammonia into two liters of water.

Sponge the solution on the stained area of the carpet. Repeat the application to the affected area until the stain is gone.

2. Vinegar

There are several things you can mix together with vinegar to make your own homemade carpet stain remover and save money. Here are a few of your best options.

Mix together two tablespoons of salt and half a cup of vinegar. Rub the carpet with the solution and then allow it dry.

Once it has dried, you can vacuum the mixture off the carpet. The stain should be gone or faded. If it is only faded, then repeat the steps until the stain is gone.

If you have a tough stain another way to use vinegar is to create a paste by combining one tablespoon of cornstarch and one tablespoon of vinegar. Rub the paste on the stain and let it remain there for at least two days. Once the two days have passed you can vacuum the paste, the stain should be gone.

3. Use Salt As A DIY Carpet Cleaner

Salt is probably more well known for its ability to give food flavor than for removing stains. However, it is effective at removing red wine stains.

Before the red wine dries, pour some white wine on it and this will dilute the color. Get a sponge, along with some cold water and clean the spot.

Use some salt to sprinkle the entire area and let it sit for at least ten minutes. After the ten minutes have passed use a vacuum to clean up the residue.

4. Hydrogen Peroxide

Use this hydrogen peroxide recipe to remove wine stains from your carpet. Mix 3 percent hydrogen peroxide with some non-gel toothpaste.

Rub the paste on the stain. Use a sponge and some water to rinse off the paste. The stain should be gone.

Hydrogen peroxide is also useful for those stains caused by pet urine and can help to remove pet odors. However, some stronger pet stains or odors may need a professional cleaning.

Final Thoughts

DIY carpet cleaners are easy to create, and they save you money. They are especially useful if you don’t have any commercial carpet cleaners on hand to do the job quickly.

If you would like more tips on how to keep your carpets clean please visit our website. Additionally, if you ever need a good professional carpet cleaning do not hesitate to contact us. We will be more than happy to assist you with our excellent service.