Asked on Feb 25, 2020

How can I clean my carpet?

ParvinBettyBecky at Flipping the Flip
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my Carpet is 2 years old and don’t look the same. I used different type of Materials Like oxi clean and extra. I really want to get to the original color...any advices?? Thanks!!

21 answers
  • Mogie
    on Feb 25, 2020

    Are you asking how to clean your carpet? Are those stains or burn marks?

  • Michelle Leslie
    on Feb 25, 2020

    Hi Yosefi, have you tried steam cleaning your carpet?

    • Michelle Leslie
      on Feb 27, 2020

      In general. We have a light colored silk persian at home and with all our dogs we need to give it a good steam clean at least twice a year. I rent the steam cleaner and the chemicals you add to the water from a large retailer up the road from us

  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on Feb 25, 2020

    I would try a rented carpet cleaner and try that first.

  • Redcatcec
    on Feb 25, 2020

    Your carpet has the appearance of ground in dirt and/or spills. To clean it I would suggest reading this link and see if this would help you, it has a step by step guide and explanations to solve your project, especially step 7-the extraction treatment. After you get your carpet clean, I would also suggest spraying it with Scotch Guard to protect it from further soiling. Best to you.


    https://www.hunker.com/13423166/how-to-clean-ground-in-dirt-from-a-carpet

  • Vimarhonor
    on Feb 25, 2020

    Hello. I agree with you about the poster there’s nothing like you using the professional rug doctor rental equipment.


    The fact that we had a dog and wanted to keep the carpet clean and because so much dirty disgusting water was pulled out of our carpets that we purchased our own rug doctor cleaner from Costco.


    Is amazing what the steam cleaners pull out of your carpeting. We did have a three level carpeted home at the time, which justify the purchase versus having a company clean the carpets. They do have smaller models to purchase upright cleaners that I have not investigated the reviews. If you do have substantial wall-to-wall carpeting I would suggest looking into the water extraction cleaning methods.

  • K. Rupp
    on Feb 25, 2020

    YES! Go to the grocery store and rent a rug doctor. They are amazing. But another idea is if you have a pressure washer, I have heard you can also take a rug outside on a nice day and pressure wash it. Watch the dirt come out. You would probably want to do this in warm weather or wait for the spring.

  • Annie
    on Feb 25, 2020

    I"ve taken dirty carpets to the local car wash. They had clips you could hang the carpet from. What a huge difference using one of those hand held wands! Then the scrub brush with the foam cleaner and a good scrub. Another rinse and the difference was quite amazing

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Feb 25, 2020

    I would begin with deep cleaning using a rug cleaner. You can rent one but if you have carpet or rugs that need it regularly, I would purchase one. I got mine for $90. It came with a sample of carpet cleaner. When that ran out, I use diluted white cleaning vinegar with a squirt of blue Dawn.

  • Lifestyles Homes
    on Feb 25, 2020

    It depends on what the fiber type is.


    In the States, “affordable rugs” are polyolefin Or polypropylene- both of which stain very easily with oil-based stains and then the stain continues to “grow” bigger. If it’s oil-based, then use clear dish soap on it, rub it in for 5 minutes and then rinse it out with very warm water.


    If it is wool or cotton, then avoid high heat & no bleaches. Oxiclean is an oxygenated bleach and is safer than chlorine bleach.


    If it is nylon or polyester, it should handle aggressive cleaning and start by vacuuming it from the back as well as the front.

  • Beth
    on Feb 26, 2020

    As others mentioned, I'd start with a rug cleaner from the grocery store or a home improvement store. You may also be able to steam clean your carpet. I have an attachment for my clothes steamer that will steam rugs as well.

  • Christina Faye Repurposed
    on Feb 27, 2020

    Try steam cleaning!

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir
    on Feb 28, 2020

    This works well to remove stains from carpet: https://amzn.to/2ta1RKS


    Hope this Helps! Jeremy - https://pahjodesigns.com

  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Feb 28, 2020

    Someone mentioned taking it to the local do it yourself car wash and I second that idea. I've done it with several rugs before and the power sprayers there do wonders!

  • Sharon
    on Feb 29, 2020

    Use a carpet cleaner that has good sucking action to get up the dirty water/cleaner as you do the rug.... the old dirty water will dull the carpet. I would also pre-spot those stains before using the carpet cleaner.

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir
    on Feb 29, 2020

    You could use them as storage.


    Hope this Helps! Jeremy - https://pahjodesigns.com


  • Janice
    on Mar 1, 2020

    Much good advice has already been given. One final thought is to be sure to go back over the entire rug using just water with white vinegar added to it. If you leave a lot of the car[et shampoo in the carpet, it will draw dirt like a magnet and need cleaning again in no time. I very rarely use the amount of rug shampoo recommended. Rinse with the carpet cleaner machine, at least twice!

  • Check to see if there's a tag or info that tells you the materials and how to clean it. Bring a photo to your local home improvement store and ask their best cleaner advice but ultimately, taking it to a rug company that cleans is your best option.

  • Betty
    on Mar 3, 2020

    I clean the very dirty spots with a mixture of dawn and peroxide. I use a medium stiff brush. Then I use a steam cleaner. The dawn and peroxide can be used on any stain. I mix it 1 Tbs. dawn to 2 parts peroxide.

  • Parvin
    on Mar 3, 2020

    White vinegar mixed with water , spray and scrape 🌿🕊

  • Parvin
    on Mar 3, 2020

    No steam cleaner please 🕊I kept my carpets nice and clean since 1994 just 3/4 cup cup white mixed with 3 cups water , I spray and scrape with my plastic sandals without bending my lower back And let it dry  you will be surprised . Add very little liquid dishwasher for heavier stains.

  • Parvin
    on Mar 3, 2020

    3/4 cup white vinegar..........

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