How is the quickest way to clean carpet by yourself?

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Apr 12, 2019

    Hello Dee,

    What do you mean wet clean or dry clean???

    Wet, rent a carpet shampooer from you local grocery store.

    Dry, sprinkle baking soda or a Dollar Tree smell good product on it and vacuum up.

  • Sharon Sharon on Apr 12, 2019

    I pre-treat the spots with Dollar Tree Carpet Cleaning spray and/or the Carpet Cleaning Foam, then I run my carpet cleaner over the whole rug. Work on remaining spots and a soft carpet brush until them come out and run the carpet cleaner of the area again to get out dirt and excess liquid. Then I put big floor fans on the rug to get it dry quick. I use a Hoover SteamVac that is the best machine I've ever used for all my clients and myself.

    If there are pets and fleas, I add some borax to the carpet cleaning reservoir with the carpet cleaner. You can also sprinkle borax over the whole carpet using a glass jar and poking lots of holes in the lid, leave for 3 hours, vacuum up. Then clean the rug if needed.

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Apr 13, 2019

    Hi Dee,

    I use a carpet cleaning machine with hot water and hydrogen peroxide. ( ratio is 10 water to 1 HP but I don't use an exact measure. ) Just make sure your carpet is color fast. Wishing you the best.

  • Lah Lah on Apr 13, 2019

    I spray with vinegar water solution. Scrub if need to.

    Let sit for awhile. When dry sprinkle with baking soda and let set for awhile. Then vaccuum.

  • Flo Flo on Apr 13, 2019

    If there is hardwood under carpet I wouldn’t use vinegar, it will take the finish off. You can rent a machine & they will have a cleaner to match the scrubber.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Apr 13, 2019

    Rent or buy a carpet cleaner. Use ,soap' solution sparingly, then rinse until no suds left. Time consuming, hard work. Hire a company with all the equipment and let them do the work. If carpets are lightly soiled, they can use a product that attracts dirt and do a great job...this product is used in the White House.