Quick Tips / Natural Carpet Cleaning Remedies: Don’t Wait!

green-cleaning-kitClean up spills on carpets immediately to prevent stains:

  1. Soak up liquid spills by covering them with clean white (or light-colored) towels or paper towels. Scrape sticky substances off carpets with a spatula or spoon. Don’t rub the spill. That will damage carpet fibers and make the stain spread.
  2. To clean the stain, mix 1 cup warm water and 1/2 teaspoon mild liquid soap, such as dishwashing liquid or fine fabric detergent. Apply a small amount, blot by pressing a clean white towel into the carpet and lift. Then repeat the process until the stain is removed. Don’t scrub. Be patient.
  3. After stain is removed, rinse the area with a solution a few teaspoons of white vinegar to one cup water and blot with another clean towel.

Read more: http://www.healthychild.org/live-healthy/checklist/clean_carpets_without_dangerous_chemicals/#ixzz2HaEXXAkd


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