How To Clean Your Carpet The Green Way

If you have kids or pets, you know that your carpets get dirty. Kids spill things and run in and out of your house with mud on their shoes. And even the best trained pets are still animals, so they will have accidents and make mistakes. If you want to clean your carpet, you may not want to have a lot of chemicals around your house. That will leave you looking for some low chemical, or chemical-free, cleaning options. Below are two types of green cleaning that you can try out for your home.

Spot Cleaning

You may know all about using club soda to get out some stains, but there are other household items that you can use to do some spot cleaning. For example, if someone spills some red wine on your carpet, you can use some white wine to clean it up.

If you get a lot of mud on your carpet, salt can be used to help clean it up. First, you need to make sure that you get all the larger chunks off your carpet. You don't want to do it by grabbing or rubbing it. That will just grind more mud into your carpet. Instead, try scraping it off with something like a butter knife or spatula. Once you get the large chunks off, pour some salt on it. Let it sit for several hours. Salt acts as a desiccant and dries up the mud. After it has all dried up, you can vacuum up the mud. It should all be gone. 

Steam Cleaning

If you want to clean your entire carpet, you might want to think about just steam cleaning. You can get a carpet cleaning machine that doesn't need any chemicals to clean your carpet—just some pure water to turn into steam. The steam can lift up the dirt and kill germs. You can rent a steam cleaner that is large enough to clean up your entire carpet, or you can get smaller machines that you can keep at home. 

If you don't feel like you can manage to get the carpet as clean as you want it on your own, you can talk to a professional carpet cleaning company like Manning Bros. Many of them offer green carpet cleaning methods. These methods will use very few chemicals, instead focusing on all-natural cleaning soaps to get all the stains out of your carpet.