How to clean a carpet: homemade tricks and recommendations

The carpets are an object of decoration that give warmth and personality to our environments. However, if we do not maintain them properly, besides losing intensity of color and caking, they can accumulate a lot of dust and with it, the mites that trigger some allergic processes.

What tricks can we recommend to clean the carpets and keep them in their optimal state?

The basic thing to keep our carpets clean is to vacuum and brush them regularly . This is the basis of good maintenance and will keep them fluffy like the first day. In addition, a trick so that the colors remain bright and do not go out is to apply salt every 15 days. This should spread over the entire surface of the carpet and let it act for 60 minutes, after which it should be vacuumed. This treatment also serves if we want to store the carpet for a period of time, but in that case, we will not aspire the salt, but we will roll the carpet with it and we will aspire it when we are going to use it again.

Tips for removing stains

But what happens when our carpet has a stain of food, drink and other dirt? In this case we must be careful, because if we do not know how to treat it we can spoil the carpet . First of all, tranquility.

A trick to remove recent stains is to apply a jet of carbonated water (soda) and leave for a few minutes. Then you should dry with a dry and clean towel, but without rubbing, just pressing it to absorb moisture.

When the stains are old and / or dry, we must carefully brush to remove most of the dirt, and then apply the right product according to its composition.

Always respect the instructions for use of the product you apply, always using the indicated amount and applying for the appropriate time. Steam is not recommended if you do not know the composition of the carpet, as it can burn or distort it. If it is synthetic, abrasive products such as bleach are not interesting either.

Another trick to remove the dry spots is to mix two tablespoons of detergent with three of vinegar and a cup of hot water. Apply the mixture to the stain with a sponge and then dry with a clean dry towel without rubbing.

Trick to perfume the carpets

If in addition to clean, you want your carpet smells good, you can do the following: take the vacuum cleaner and introduce into the bag containing dust (preferably new) kitchen paper impregnated with cologne, essential oils or any flavoring liquid. Once the bag is placed in the vacuum cleaner, use the latter as usual. The air that passes through the bag will be flavored, impregnating the atmosphere with its perfume and depositing particles on the carpet. In this way it will be clean and perfumed at once .