Thursday, May 26, 2011

Carpets Clean (tip)

When we had Stanley Steamer come in and clean our carpets they warned against all the store bought carpet cleaners.  They actually make the carpets more dirty in the long run.  They break down the fibers and the residue left from them is a magnet for dirt, making carpets more dirty.  That's why when you use them, the carpets seem clean for a period of time, then the spots come back they look even more dirty.  So I asked what the best thing to use is and they said boiling hot water and vinegar.  When I first heard that, I was like how in the world do you do that.  But I figured out how, and although it's not the most convenient thing, it really works, and I don't have to worry about stains coming back. What I do is boil water in a pot with 1 cup or 2 or vinegar.  I keep it boiling the whole time I'm doing the carpet.  You need some gloves or something to protect your hands from heat. But I take a hand towel, dip it in the boiling water, let the water drain off a little bit then take it right to the area where I'm cleaning and scrub.  You do have to keep running back and forth to the boiling pot, but until I find a better way this works for me, at least I have a way to clean my carpet now.

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