Arlene Flores Ramos
Arlene Flores Ramos
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  • Harvey, IL
Asked on May 8, 2017

What is the best homemade carpet cleaner?

Arlene Flores RamosDarlene HeichelbechSharon Susa Courchesne


With having two dogs and a bird, the carpet is looking bad. I tried store bought products, but they don't seem to work too well. Sadly we lost one dog. We still have one dog and one bird. Love the animals but not the clean up.
6 answers
  • Hillela G.
    on May 8, 2017

    Hot water with a little bit of white vinegar works beautifully! I use around a 1 to 10 ratio, pour a little onto the spot, and soak up the water and the stain with a white towel. Good luck!
  • Bobbie
    on May 8, 2017

    I have two dogs also. I have tried many products over the years but have found the 409 carpet cleaner does the best job of removing the potty and vomit stains.
  • Sharon Susa Courchesne
    on May 8, 2017

    1 cup white vinegar
    2 cups water
    2 tsp salt
    15 drops lavender essential oil, or another clear essential oil of choice (find 100% pure essential oils here)
    Combine vinegar and water in a large spray bottle.
    Add in salt and lavender essential oil.
    Cap and shake.
    Spray on carpets liberally, shaking bottle frequently between sprays.
    Allow carpets to dry.
    Vacuum treated areas.
    Note: For tougher stains, spray mixture directly on stain. Let dry and vacuum. Repeat if necessary
  • Arlene Flores Ramos
    on May 8, 2017

    Thanks, I will try that as I like to use white vinegar in other cleaning jobs.
  • Darlene Heichelbech
    on May 9, 2017

    heres one I bet you havent heard toilet bowl cleaner had a lazy friend who spilled cocoa on the carpet in the winter then decided to clean it the next summer. got cheap toilet cleaner poured some on the carpet stain waited a bit for it to soak in maybe twenty minutes.took hot water then blotted it all up and voila! no more stain.
  • Arlene Flores Ramos
    on May 9, 2017

    Gee, this is really different. Thanks !!!!!
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