We all know how hard it is to keep the carpets clean and stain free. However, it is becoming even more of a challenge when we have little kids and pets. of course, you could use commercial carpet cleaners anytime. But, I am also considering the fact that these contain pretty harsh chemicals that I don’t want my kids nor pets around. Suffice to say, now I am using a great DIY homemade carpet cleaner for pet stains. It works pretty amazing and it is also very budget friendly if you are struggling!
Not to mention, they also leave a dull watermark on the carpet which I don’t like. I don’t really need that alongside the pet stains. I’ve used my new DIY carpet cleaner recipe several times now and it works every time. The pet stains are gone!
Thus, the ingredients you will need are:
– a paper towel
– 1 part water to 1 part vinegar, in a spray bottle
– baking soda
Here are the instructions you need to follow:
1. Using a paper towel pick up as much solid from the mess as you can. Vacuum up the remaining mess. Remove the attachment from your vacuum and use the nozzle to go over the area, left to right, back and forwards, several times to pick up all the dried on particles stuck between the carpet pile. This is really effective if it was a wet stain it would more than likely smudge into the carpet more, making it harder to clean.
2. To help remove the odor, sprinkle the area with bicarb soda then spray with vinegar. Do not drown the carpet in vinegar. You will see the bicarb and vinegar react together, this is when you have sprayed enough vinegar, for example, around 4 squeezes. Leave it to sit for 30 minutes to a couple of hours, do the soda bicarbonate and vinegar solution to do its thing.
3. Vacuum up the powder from the carpet. You may be lucky enough not to require any more cleaning, that’s it! But if you can still see a hint of stain left spray again with vinegar/water and dab a paper towel over the surface to absorb the vinegar, continue to do this until the stain has vanished. Make sure to not rub the area, just dab/blot only. Rubbing will damage the carpet pile and can spread the stain further.