How to clean your carpet without a shampooer?

How to clean your carpet without a shampooer?

 Carpets, in addition to the advantages, have one great disadvantage - the accumulation of dust. To ensure that the carpet does not earn a reputation as a "dust collector" and keeps its original appearance for a long time, take care of it properly, observing the simplest preventive measures.

Periodically remove dust from the surface of the carpet using a vacuum cleaner. Vacuum is recommended at least two times a week. Carefully knock out the carpet several times a year. Clean the carpet with snow in the winter. If a stain appears on the product, it is necessary to start removing immediately.

To eliminate stains and other contaminants use special eco-friendly cleaning products instead of using a special carpet shampooer. The main thing is that they are effective and completely safe for carpet products. We do not recommend using a hairdryer for carpet drying. It is better if the product dries naturally. For carpet cleaning it is customary to use only cool or slightly warmed water. The temperature should not exceed 40 degrees. Warm water or boiling water will ruin the cover.

Each carpet product eventually loses its original appearance. Of course, on the market there are excellent replacements for the old carpet, but they will require financial costs. But, quite often the carpet serves as a memorable thing, reminiscent of an event, and there is no desire to throw it away. In this case, natural cleaning methods for carpet cleaning will help. In the article we have gathered the most effective ways for carpet cleaning without a shampooer.

Baking soda

This product easily absorbs odors and eliminates dirt and dust. Five spoons of baking soda should be spilled on the spot of contamination, after half an hour, collect vacuum. Soda will clean the nap and give a neat look. A similar effect will be provided by grated potatoes and starch.

Lemon juice

Lemon juice is an excellent tool against persistent dirt, including dried mud or ink. In a pure form, juice should be applied on the contaminants and you should wait a few hours. Next, clean the area with a sponge, soaked in warm water, and then let the carpet dry.


Excellent for removing surface stains. Mix three tablespoons of vinegar with a liter of water. Clean the problem point with intensive movements with an acetic solution. To remove the characteristic odor of the carpet after cleaning, ventilate.

Laundry soap

Cope with any stains. However, in order not to spoil the carpet product, we recommend using a soapy solution. In 500 ml of water, dissolve 5 grams of soap, treat the solution with soiling, wash it lightly and wipe it with a damp cloth.


Sprinkle the stained area on the carpet with salt. After half an hour, remove the salt with a broom soaked in soapy water. The carpet will be fresh and clean.


Some people use cabbage for garnishing meat, others struggle with it with spots on the carpet. Cut cabbage on the carpet and wait a bit. You will notice that it will begin to get dark.


Brewed tea leaves scattered on the carpet and wait for a third of an hour. After welding, remove with a brush or broom. I recommend checking this tool on a barely noticeable fragment of the carpet, especially if it is light.

The cleaning methods discussed earlier are not universal. Carpets differ in structure and material. Therefore, cleaning of different types of carpets has certain features.

Natural materials

Carpet cleaning for natural materials should be extremely gentle. You should not use any shampooer for cleaning natural fiber carpets. The process of cleaning should be done only with a vacuum cleaner. Carpet of natural material is cleaned as often as possible, otherwise mold, fungus or moth may appear.

Synthetic materials

Synthetic carpets are unpretentious, but not durable. For 5 years of operation, the product becomes crumpled and not well-groomed. Furniture and heavy things on the synthetic carpet leave traces. Soda solution is suitable for cleaning synthetics.

Long pile

Cleaning long fiber carpets is extremely difficult. Wool, hair, dust and debris easily reach the base of the nap. Even with a vacuum cleaner, it is not always possible to achieve a good result. To remove impurities, it is recommended to use soap foam, which penetrates deeply and dissolves dirt.

Short pile

Short fiber carpets are the most common type. To restore the original product type, dry or damp cleaning is used. To revitalize the color without a shampooer, use a mixture of ammonia and water. After processing, dry and vacuum the surface.

Light pile

Carpets made of light nap can not be cleaned with lemon juice, otherwise yellowness may appear. The optimal means for their maintenance is laundry soap. A qualitative soap solution in two or three hours will eliminate all stains.

Dark pile

Carpets of dark nap can not be cleaned with potatoes, soda or starch. Of course, these funds will help the disappearance of contaminants, but leave behind themselves hard-to-recover light divorces. The best agent is ammonia, which removes stains and makes the nap softer.

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