If you have decided to make a change in your life and protect the environment, you should throw away all toxic cleaning products. They are harmful for your health and dangerous for the environment. Products with plant based ingredients, tested on animals, are a safe alternative.
You can use many homemade natural cleaners that are as effective in stain removal. Most of them come in reusable spray bottles, and are suitable for any kind of cleaning. Choose the green floor cleaner, toilet cleaner, glass cleaner or laundry detergent, and you can be confident of your family's well-being.
What is the advantage of eco-friendly products?
Homemade cleaners can be stored in refillable bottles, which can be bought cheap from a local store. Repeated use of the same bottle is even better for the environment. Consider that everything you buy from the store comes wrapped in plastic, and then it goes in the rubbish. Instead, you should go for the plastic-free option if you can, or at least for recycled plastic.
Please remember to be responsible when disposing of toxic cleaning products, after you've switched to homemade environmentally friendly cleaners. Toxic chemicals are dangerous for the environment and should not be discarded in drains or bins. Having a cleaning routine as well as a rubbish routine will help the whole planet improve.
Why switch to eco-friendly cleaning products?
Many people do not really consider how harmful toxic chemicals are until they become parents or pet owners. Children and animals are directly affected by harsh chemicals. Once you see the direct downside of using harsh products on your family's health, you will go green.
After all, children have special products manufactured for their own safety, such as baby dish soap. Apart from washing up liquid, baby hand soap and even eco bathroom cleaner exist. Care should be taken to purchase eco-friendly carpet cleaning products. One day, your child will start playing on the floor, and you ought to be prepared.
Harsh products can cause side effects in pets, children and grown-ups. However, there are many alternatives to all toxic chemicals. We have some examples laid out for our clients below.
How to remove smells from carpet with baking soda?
In order to remove smells from carpet, you need to place baking soda over the fibres and leave them overnight. In the morning, open the windows and hoover the carpet. The baking soda will be vacuumed away with the absorbed smell.
If you need a universal solution to bad odours, the answer is baking soda. It is able to absorb smells from carpets and kitchen appliances, and is found in every store. If you leave a pack of baking soda open in the fridge, it will absorb the unpleasant odours from food stored there.
The following advice applies regardless of whether you use baking soda on your carpet. Every time you hoover your carpets and area rugs, open the windows to get some fresh air. Otherwise, the room may have a lingering smell of dust once you finish.
Do eco-friendly products remove carpet stains?
Many stains can be removed with the help of one of the most popular carpet cleaning tips. Mix white vinegar and baking soda in order to form a paste. Then use a brush to spread that mixture on top of the stain and wait for it to dry. When it is perfectly dry, collect the substance with the vacuum cleaner.
Pets, as lovely as they are, make accidents every now and again. As they spend a lot of time at home, they also spend a lot of time on the carpet. The chances of messes happening proportionally increase as a result.
To remove all kinds of pet issues, you can use the following mixture. Pour 1/4 cup of white vinegar with about 2 pints of water in a spray bottle. Spray over the stain and let it sit for 5 minutes, then blot until it is removed, and the carpet is dry.
If you do not want to apply white vinegar, there is another option. In the same proportions, use laundry detergent instead of white vinegar. It is preferable to use liquid laundry detergent instead of powder to clean.
Can vinegar remove fizzy drink stains from carpet?
White vinegar and dish soap can handle coke stains and other sweet fizzy drink spillages. In a refillable spray bottle, pour 1/4 cup of white vinegar, then add 1 tbsp of dish soap. Pour tap water to fill the bottle, then stir for a minute.
Apply the mixture by spraying it over the stain, then let it sit for a few minutes. After a while, start blotting it gently, going from the edges to the centre. As with all our home remedy advice, do not scrub the stain, as you may cause it to go in deeper. Stains that go in deeply are tricky to remove even for professional cleaners.
To remove coffee stains from carpet, you can use vinegar and a detergent. Mix vinegar, water, and any green product in a spray bottle, then apply and rinse. You can repeat the process if the stain is not removed from the first attempt.
Can hydrogen peroxide remove chocolate stains on carpets?
If you notice a chocolate stain on your carpet, you need to use hydrogen peroxide. Apply the product, wait until it stops fizzing and then absorb the stain with the help of a clean white cloth. Don’t be disappointed if the stain is not removed immediately. Some stubborn stains need to be cleaned more than once in order to be removed completely.
If you need a homemade spot remover, the ingredients are white vinegar, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and water. These are the most effective eco-friendly cleaning products which can deal with 99% of all carpet stains. Be aware, for certain stains, the proportions should change accordingly.
Can white vinegar remove carpet stains and smells?
If you have your own steam cleaning machine, it is an excellent way to eliminate germs from your carpet. However, if you want to achieve superb cleaning results, you should fill the machine with equal amounts of white vinegar and water. White vinegar is used to dissolve stains and neutralise bad odours on carpets. That is why it is one of the most recommended cleaning products for carpet maintenance.
Although white vinegar, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide are green methods for cleaning, you should again be careful when using them. Baking soda and vinegar could irritate your eyes while cleaning, and hydrogen peroxide should not be ingested. It is also important to keep your kids away from the carpet when you are using these cleaning products.
How to remove ink stains from carpet?
Ink spillages or pen marks are known to be very annoying to remove, even for professional cleaners. Here is a home remedy for dealing with the aftermath of your kids stealing a pen:
A white cloth should be dabbed in alcohol (isopropyl is best) and placed on the stain immediately. Do not give the ink time to dry at all, but do not panic as well. It is important to not scrub or rub the stain at all, just blot it. Once it has soaked up the ink, remove it and use a wet hoover to deal with the rest.
After all these home cleaning remedies, remember to blot out every mixture and hoover the carpet. Do not allow any of the solutions to sit for too long, or it may cause a new issue on top. Be sure to test every cleaning solution for colourfastness in a small area of the fibres.