Carpets are bound to attract dirt and dust over a period of time and thus must be cleaned regularly. Hand carpet cleaning is a quick and cheap way for cleaning carpets if you don’t have the required machinery for cleaning. The use of machines is still a more reliable and better way of cleaning carpets but that often involves renting a machine, outright buying one or hiring a professional carpet cleaning service. If it isn’t cleaned quickly not only the stain will be stubborn but germs and bacteria will also appear and they will spread diseases. If you also want to keep good hygiene in your home, then that also includes cleaning your carpet regularly.
When you think that the carpet is dirty and you need to clean it and you don’t have time and money then you can use hand carpet cleaning to cleanse your carpet and rid it off spots and stains. Hence, we at Shiny Cleaners have prepared a detailed list of 5 easy ways to clean carpets by hand with steps below or you can use our professional carpet cleaning services if you reside in the GTA region (Mississauga, Toronto, Oakville or Milton).
Hand Carpet Cleaning Ways
There are a number of ways that hand carpet cleaning can be performed. This may involve manual carpet cleaning which means the lack of usage of machinery to clean carpets and on the other hand may also involve vacuum cleaning. These easy ways to clean carpets by hand may be effective if performed properly but the best ways to clean carpets also includes the hiring of professional carpet cleaning services for best results.
You should take care to avoid these common carpet cleaning mistakes as well.
Removal of Stains
If you want to focus on hand carpet cleaning with no deep or wet cleaning, you can start by removing all the furniture from the room in which the carpet is placed. Make sure to sweep the carpet with a broom to loosen dirt particles which may have been stuck in the fibers and then vacuum the carpet after sweeping all the loose dirt. Next, you can create a mixture of warm water with vinegar and mix it with dish soap.
Dip a scrub brush in the mixture and then scrub it on the stain. Start with a small area and then gradually spread the scrubbing area if effective. Rinse the carpet by scrubbing the carpet with water and then open any windows and turn on fans for air circulation. As an added tip, you can also sprinkle baking soda over the carpet which will help to draw out the moisture. This can be vacuumed in the morning as well.
This is a more straightforward form of hand carpet cleaning in which you simply use a dry carpet cleaning solution and sprinkle it on the carpet. You can then use a brush to scrub the solution over the affected areas of the carpet and then vacuum the carpet to fully cleanse the carpet and rid it off the stains.
Using a Vinegar Mixture
Do you know that you can create your own hand carpet cleaning solutions to manually clean your carpet? Such solutions are often easy to prepare and can be prepared accordingly for use. When creating a vinegar mixture, all you need is a scrubbing brush, a small amount of white vinegar, warm water and a container/bucket which you can use to fill and prepare the solution in.
In this regard, pour one quarter cup (1/4 cup) of white vinegar into the container and fill it up with warm water. Leave the mixture to mix a little and then dip the scrub brush into the mixture. There shouldn’t be a large amount of mixture on the brush, only enough to wet the carpet a little and scrub accordingly over the stain areas. You can then empty the container and add fresh water in it and dip the brush in to be scrubbed over the recently cleaned area. Leave it to dry for a period of time.
Wet Cleaning a Carpet
You can buy or rent a carpet cleaner which is often one of the best methods for carpet cleaning. You should then clear the area and remove everything on the carpet including the furniture as well. Gently start vacuuming the whole area and after completion, spray a carpet cleaning solution, which can be water mixed with detergent (you can also use shaving cream, vinegar solution) on the stains and let it soak for 25 -30 minutes.
You should then blot the stain with a damp cloth and be careful of not rubbing as that can be harmful. For deep carpet cleaning, you can then add the carpet cleaning solution and water into a carpet cleaning machine’s tank. Use the carpet cleaning machine as according to the instructions specified and after cleaning, dispose of the water in the tank of the cleaner. Afterwards, let the carpet dry which can take up to 6-12 hours for best hand carpet cleaning results.
Deep Carpet Cleaning using Liquid Soap Mixture
Hand carpet cleaning’s effectiveness drastically increases with the usage of deep carpet cleaning. The method we include of deep carpet cleaning in our explanation involves using liquid soap mixture to cleanse the carpet. We shall be explaining the method and steps of hand carpet cleaning using a liquid soap mixture here. You can also learn more about deep cleaning a carpet naturally as well.
You start by mixing soap with lukewarm water and keep it inside a bottle. Then sprinkle baking soda/table salt on the carpet spill and afterwards spray the liquid soap mixture on the carpet stain and wait for 15 minutes. After this period, brush the carpet with a soft brush to spread the mixture into the affected fibers of the carpet. Spread towels on the stained areas and also replace the towels after spraying.
How to Clean a Dirty Carpet Without a Machine?
You can clean a dirty clean at home without using a machine be it a vacuum cleaner or carpet cleaning machine by preparing a homemade carpet cleaning mixture (mixing water with vinegar etc) and a scrubbing brush dipped in the mixture spread over the stained area of the carpet. You can read more about hand carpet cleaning as well.
How to Clean Stains on Fluffy Carpet
Using a white towel blot the stain with a stain and then create a water – soap mixture. Dip the towel in it and then rub it gently across the stain. You should rub it gently to avoid ruffling the fluffiness of the carpet.
What Tools and Cleaners do You Need to Clean a Carpet?
With regards to hand carpet cleaning, you need a container to hold cleaning mixtures, a scrub brush, warm water, carpet cleaning mixture alternatives such as vinegar, baking soda, shaving cream etc. and a vacuum cleaner. Sometimes you may also need a carpet cleaner for thorough carpet cleaning although that may be left to professional carpet cleaners for optimum results.