Whether you have kids, a dog, or a big family, keeping your house clean is very challenging. One of the most complex flooring types to clean are carpets. The problem is that the stains are sometimes tough to see depending on the floor's color. While you can hire professional washers and buy solutions filled with chemicals, none of these will be as good as homemade organic stain-removal solutions. While sometimes chemicals can seem like the right choice, over time, you may find that they end up ruining your carpets, fading their color, and fraying the fabric.
The article below outlines three organic solutions that you can whip up at home. They only take a few simple ingredients to put together, and you can make a massive batch for very little money. Best of all, you probably already have these ingredients waiting for you in the cupboard. With the tips outlined below, you can have something that will be a long-term solution to your stain-related problems.
Use the Power of Steam
A simple solution to cleaning deep stains in your carpets is steam. Hot steam can not only get rid of tough stains, but it can also clear out a whole host of bacteria. Depending on the carpets' location in your home, they may be more prone to bacteria buildup in mold. For example, basements are often very humid areas where carpets can become damp and moldy. However, many homeowners don't even realize that they are moldy. Over time this is going to have severe detrimental effects on your health and even cause respiratory illnesses.
Steam is a quick solution, and the best part is you can buy little devices that do it quickly and effectively. Not to mention all you need is water to make these work. Rather than buying a whole bunch of different chemical products and stuffing your closet with products you'll have to replace in a month, buy a steam cleaner and do it the natural way. If you have kids or dogs, this is a better solution than using chemicals. After a good deep steam cleaning, you'll notice that the colors in your carpet pop and any foul smells that were once present are gone. You may also want to consider replacing old worn-out carpets with vinyl flooring that Longmont stores have in stock.
Baking Soda Mask
One of the best products that you can use for your carpets is baking soda. Leaving baking soda overnight on a stain is an excellent way to pull it out and remove any invisible bacteria. Some people like to mix baking soda with vinegar and actively watch stains come out. But, using dry baking soda and letting it sit is best. In the morning, you can take a vacuum and vacuum away the baking soda and delight in the fact that the stain will be gone. To bring this dry cleaning solution to the next level, mix it with cornstarch and cornmeal.
Use 2 cups of baking soda, half a cup of cornstarch, and half a cup of cornmeal. You can put this into a mason jar and poke holes on the lid and then have it as a shaker that you can sprinkle on any stains that come about. If you want to make the solution smell a little better, you can put in a tablespoon of cinnamon and a Bayleaf. Put all of these ingredients into a blender, blend them up and shake it onto any stains. If you're looking for a new carpet, Longmont has some shops that you can visit. You can speak to the experts about the best cleaning tactics that are natural and chemical-free.
Vinegar Salt Spray
Vinegar has long been used as a cleaning tool. Many people use vinegar instead of chemicals on hard surfaces like wood and metal. You can also use vinegar in a stain-removal solution for your carpets. Mix salt with boiling water and then add in some vinegar. Use two parts water and one part vinegar. For example, if you're making a big batch, you could do 2 cups of water and one cup of vinegar. For every cup of water, use one teaspoon of salt.
The salt is going to bind to the stain particles and effectively pull it out. A trick that some people do to add a fun and personal smell is adding essential oil drops. You can add in one or two of something uplifting and clean such as sweet lemon-orange or rosemary. Once you've mixed it, you can store it in your closet and use it whenever a nasty stain arises.
If you have a house full of carpets, or hardwood flooring, Longmont has some great stores for getting you high-quality products. When cleaning these materials, you want to make sure you're using the right stuff. Organic homemade solutions are often the best in the closet. Steam cleaning carpet is one of the most effective ways as it's chemical-free and very effective. And all you need is water. Using a dry shaker of baking soda, cornstarch and cornmeal is the perfect leave-on solution that you vacuum off in the morning.
Vinegar salt spray can also be helpful, especially if you add in touches of essential oil. Not only do you get a good clean, but you get some deodorizing action. For some people, carpets are a lot of work. If that's you, you may have better luck with engineered hardwood floors, which Longmont stores sell. You could even try checking out the tile flooring that Longmont stores sell. With some lovely new floors and the perfect cleaning products, you can save some money and health, all the while keeping your home looking fantastic.
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618 South Sunset Street
Longmont, CO 80501
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