Question:

Yucky carpet?

What is the best way to get a VERY yucky white carpet clean???I have a carpet shampooer and it doesn't seem to do the job. Do you know of any good pre-treaters or tricks I should know?

Answer:

You probably need to hire a professional like Stanley Steamers if it is very dirty. Carpet shampooers are great for keeping up with high traffic areas or spills, but usually can't handle the big stuff properly.
Aug 23, 2017
For heavily soiled carpets, shampooing is recommended, rather than spot-cleaning. Wet-cleaner machines spray and remove hot detergent solution while cleaning the carpet. Instructions Difficulty: Moderately Easy Step One Purchase or rent a wet-cleaner machine also known as a steamer, at a hardware or grocery store. When you rent a machine, the necessary cleaning products are usually included or can be purchased at the rental store. Step Two Vacuum the floor thoroughly. Step Three Spray heavily soiled areas with prespray or traffic-lane cleaner. For really dirty areas, increase the amount of prespray used instead of increasing the amount of carpet shampoo. Step Four Fill the machine's hose or reservoir with hot tap water. Step Five Use the machine and carpet shampoo according to the steamer manufacturer's instructions. Step Six Maximize the amount of water removed from the carpet by making a water-extraction pass with the water spray on, and then again with the spray off. Test the carpet with your hand. If your hand comes away with water droplets, extract again with the spray off; if your hand comes away damp and the carpet feels wrung out, you have extracted correctly. Step Seven Wait overnight for the carpet to dry before walking on it. To dry thoroughly, open windows and use fans. Tips Warnings * Special solutions are available to treat pet stains and odors. * To help your cleaning last longer, neutralize detergent residue left on the carpet by steaming with a vinegar-water rinse made up of 1 c. vinegar and 1 gallon water. * Oversaturating the carpet can cause water to soak through and damage the floor underneath.
Aug 23, 2017
Have you tried OxyClean in the shampooer? You'd need to have hot water in the tank too. One friend would add a pinch of bleach in her carpet shampoo..........just a thought
Aug 23, 2017
Use Woolite in machine as carpet cleaner once got motor oil out of white carpet.Had to do couple of times also pretreat it with the woolite
Aug 23, 2017
Add a little bleach, and baking soda. Works well for me!
Aug 23, 2017

Share to: