Asked on Oct 20, 2019

How can I clean or otherwise revive old wall to wall carpets?

Joseph N DeFrancoNaomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CACindy


4 answers
  • Cynthia H
    Cynthia H
    on Oct 20, 2019

    The most effective way is to have them professionally cleaned. That's the most expensive, unfortunately. Next best is to thoroughly vacuum and steam clean them with a cleaner made for the steamer.

  • Cindy
    on Oct 20, 2019

    Hi Marilyn. You can rent a steam carpet cleaner from most grocery stores. The soap will be displayed right by the steam cleaners. I rent one every Spring when I do my spring cleaning. And I am always surprised how much dirt I get up. I clear almost all of the furniture from the rooms with carpet and I vacuum them too. I rent a steam cleaner for 6 hours so I want to be ready to clean as soon as I get home with the steamer. Good luck Marilyn.

  • Hire a professional to have steam cleaned. I have mine done every 3 months, but I have a lot of pets. If that isn't in the budget yet, you can rent a machine from any hardware store or home improvement center. Be sure to not use too much "soap" or "cleaner" as if it is not rinsed out well, it actually can attract more dirt.

  • Joseph N DeFranco
    Joseph N DeFranco
    on Oct 20, 2019

    If the carpet is saggy you can have them re-stretched from carpet installers. I've been thinking of cleaning mine and having them re-stretched. I haven't inquired about price just as of yet.

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