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Safe Cleaning Solutions for Your Carpet

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Carpets have the ability to turn any dull room into a space with a versatile ambiance and function. A white walled room can turn into a sophisticated and classy space, by installing carpets with warm or deep hues. If you want your space to reflect a soft and featherlike atmosphere for babies and toddlers, then choosing carpets with bright yet soft colors will definitely make any child feel like they are sleeping on the clouds.

Because of its many patterns, textures, and colors, the carpet is a popular flooring choice for any home project. Anyone with a carpet floor will realize that because of their carpet, the room has become more spacious, brighter, and more comfortable to have a light conversation with friends and family.

Retaining the carpet's ability to transform the ambiance and size of any room requires routine maintenance and cleaning. This, however, is not as strict as other flooring because carpets are relatively easy to clean.

A little vacuuming on both sides and the occasional brushing will let the carpet keep its shine and soft to the touch texture. However, too much cleaning, though ideal in thought, will actually create more damage than its intended purpose.

Cleaning solutions promise a 100% in depth carpet clean, but in reality, some cleaning solutions are so powerful that when constantly used, it will affect the carpet’s texture, color, and its overall lifespan; especially to Oriental and Persian carpets. That is why before purchasing a cleaning product, it is always wise to read the types of chemicals that are used to create the solution to avoid carpet damage.

Some companies offer carpet friendly cleaning products, but did you know that you too can create an inexpensive and safe carpet cleaning solution with the products that are available in your home?

Homemade Carpet Solutions

For easy-to-deal-with stains, some people have taken upon themselves to create their own cleaning solutions. Here are some products and homemade solutions you can use to clean your carpets.

Solution 1:

  • 2 Tablespoons of Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • ¼ cup All Purpose Cleaner
  • 1 Scoop OxiClean
  • 1 Teaspoon of Fabric Softener
  • 1 Gallon of Hot Water

Solution 2:

  • ½ Part Vinegar
  • ½ Part Water
  • 5-6 Drops of Essential Oils (optional)

Solution 3:

  • ¼ Teaspoon of a Translucent Dishwashing Liquid
  • 1 Cup of Lukewarm Water

Solution 4:

  • 1 Tablespoon of Clear Household Ammonia
  • ½ Cup of Lukewarm Water

Cleaning minor stains off carpets should not be complicated. By using any of these solutions, you are able to keep your carpet’s character and at the same time, not expose it to harmful chemicals that could one day be the source of carpet damage. Do not hesitate to contact us for any cleaning project for which you need our help!

For impossible stains and damaged carpets, call Kennedy Carpet at: 888-369-8626 today! We, at Kennedy Carpet, have been working with this flooring since 1978; giving us the experienced advantage of carpet cleaning and maintenance in the areas of Boston, Massachusetts. We also offer cleaning services to tile and grout, upholstery, and hardwood floors; keeping your furniture and your home in their best shape.  You may also visit our contact site for more inquiries.