Have you ever thought of cleaning your carpets using DIY solutions?
Or has the thought of cleaning your rugs with laundry detergents ever crossed your mind?
We are pretty sure you must have thought about it as it is the cheapest yet effective source of cleaning. There are times when we run out of stock for our cleaning solutions or homemade carpet cleaning solutions. But you don't have to worry as you can easily use laundry detergent as a carpet cleaner.
How Can We Use Laundry Detergent as a Carpet Cleaner?
You will be surprised to learn that a normal laundry detergent has certain characteristics and cleaning properties like the carpet cleaning detergent possesses. While using the detergents you must ensure to make use of liquid laundry detergents as they produce little foam. And in case you don't have the liquid solution then you may use powdered one but in small quantity.
It is important to note that there is a slight difference in both the carpet cleaner and vacuum cleaner. The functionality in both forms is similar with the only difference being that the carpet cleaners make use of steam and cleaning solutions for cleaning dirt, stains.
Type of detergents you may use-
Laundry detergents differ in their functionalities too and not all of them are. Some of them are so hard that you can neither use them for the carpets nor the machines. You may notice, some laundry detergents are marked “he” this means they are of high efficiency and are ideal for use in carpet cleaning. These solutions result in less foam and rinse away quickly.
Steam cleaners and shampooers are commonly used for cleaning carpets. In these laundry detergents can be used. These are often required to be used with strict instructions. This is because in some cleaners you can use only liquid detergents while in some you can use even powder form of the detergents.
● Clean your steam cleaner with water and empty it.
● Pour some water and add laundry detergent to it. Mix it well.
● Power on it and use it similarly to the way you use vacuum cleaners.
Note- Don't use too much detergent otherwise it may produce a lot of foam which will be difficult to clean.
Cleaning carpet can never be so easy when you have the right solutions available. Clean, beautiful, and good-looking carpets decorate not just your rooms but floors too. Next time when you run out of cleaning solutions then you don't have to rush to the nearest store. Laundry detergents serve as the best homemade carpet cleaner.