I need to presoak my carpet and also clean my carpet what should I ?

by Sharon
  5 answers
  • Hi Sharon, when we needed a good carpet cleaning and didn't want to hire professionals, I would rent a deep cleaner from the local grocery or hardware store. (Rug Dr. or Bissell brand usually.) These do a great job. Good luck!

  • Dfm Dfm on Apr 25, 2019

    you don't need to pre soak your carpet unless you there stains that need removed. then you pre treat just the stains, not the entire carpet. rent a carpet cleaning machine as mentioned above. vacuume the carpet using a cross hatch method ie vacuume the room length wise, then with wise. this gets most of the surface dirt out of the way.

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Apr 25, 2019

    Just be careful if it is a true oriental carpet. Those need a specialized cleaning so the dyes are not damaged. Otherwise I would use a Bissell.

  • Toni Toni on Apr 25, 2019

    I have used one of those spray containers used to spray weed killers on grass. Make sure its a new one. Put the carpet cleaner in it and pump it up and set the spray nossle for the amount of liquid to come out. Put just enough to dampen not soak it. Then use your carpet machine to take it up.

    Tougher spots you can spray the cleaner on the stain and use a clean cloth to pat it. Hopefully the stain will come up, may need to spot clean with a carpet safe spot cleaner. Watch out for products that have bleach or chemicals that can strip the color out.

  • Cindy Gardner Cindy Gardner on Apr 26, 2019

    I once cleaned a apartment using rental machine, the cleaner & defoamer but ran out cleaner. I only had some Woolite for hand washable but only need few feet left. Carpet came so clean, soft ( not stiff), smelled so good I cleaned the whole apartment again. Thing is I thought living room carpet was pea green. Previous renter had rebuilt car car stayer in there & got greasy. Was actually gold like bedrooms. Owner laughed when I showed her the carpet gold again. Did not use the rug/ upholstery cleaner. Used original for hand washing & extra defoamer