The best thing for your carpet is to have it professionally shampooed; for that decision, always think of carpet cleaning West Hollywood. If it is not an option, you can give it a deep clean yourself.

Here are some tips to get your carpets looking great again:

  1. Start your clean from the top down. Move furniture away from walls and then vacuum along the edge of each wall using a crevice tool attachment. Focus on corners, where most dirt builds up.

2 . Next, use a flat brush to clean along edges of windows and doors.

3 . Once this has been done, vacuum again and move furniture out of the way to clean under it.

4 . If this was not enough, pick up any visible debris – if you have pets, use a wet vacuum with plain water only to soak up pet hair or powder residue.

5 . To finish cleaning your carpet, do another vacuum pass, but consider renting an upright extractor. Let the suction from the extractor pull to the surface as much of the residue as possible. If needed, move furniture, or use a step-stool to reach high areas.

6 . Now you’re ready for your final rinse – take a wet vacuum with plain water and spray lightly over the carpet, making sure not to soak it.

7 . Let the carpet completely dry before putting back furniture.

8 . Enjoy your new-looking carpets!

Practical products to use when cleaning your carpet

There are numerous effective products out there, they include:

  • Aerosols

These products are available on the market and come in a variety of fragrances. They can be aerosol or pump spray bottles, they remove stains quickly and easily, but it is recommended you test them first on an inconspicuous area to see if there’s any adverse reaction on your carpet. If this product does not affect your carpet, you can use it on a damp surface.

  • Bucket

You will need a bucket, cleaning agents and some water. Mix one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with warm water as this helps the detergent bubble as it cleans. Fill the bucket with warm water and begin mopping up any spills or stains using an old towel.

Prepare a second bucket with hot water and add a teaspoon of bicarbonate soda or two tablespoons of clear household vinegar.

  • Steam Cleaning Machine

This method uses hot water extraction to clean the carpet; it is thorough and practical but also expensive. To do this, you will require a rental steam cleaning machine – your local hardware store should hire out these machines.

Remember to take the manufacturer’s instructions on how to use the machine. If you are not familiar with steam cleaning, then it is best left to the professionals.

  • Shampoo

This carpet cleaning method can be done at home, washes soil away, and leaves carpets fresh and fluffy. After vacuuming, mix two parts of water with 1 part shampoo concentrate in a bucket – add a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid to aid with the cleaning. Dip your mop in the shampoo mixture and wring it out well, then begin mopping.

Either way, you choose to clean your carpet, remember: always test products in an inconspicuous area first. Please do not use any product that contains bleach; it is detrimental and can cause damage to the carpet itself.