Hundreds and thousands of carpet cleaning hacks are there on the internet. But, is it actually effective or are you just damaging your expensive carpet? Should you hire the carpet cleaning Templestowe instead of trying all these hacks?

Find out below!

1. Vinegar

Vinegar is a ‘Big NO’ when it comes to cleaning spots from the carpet. Just to tell you, vinegar is an ineffective ingredient to remove dirt and soil from the fabric.

Many DIY hacks suggest mixing baking soda and vinegar, which will still not work. It just creates a foam that will if applied on the carpet will need to be removed. Some hacks might suggest you mix vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. This creates a toxic mixture which may lead to respiratory issues and skin allergies.

Vinegar will do nothing well but spread the stain all over the carpet, harm its fibres, and leave a permanent mark on it. 

2. Hairspray

Don’t use the hairspray on a dirty carpet ever. You will end-up getting a darker and deeper stain with the hairspray.

The logic is simple, the purpose of hairspray is to keep your hair stiff, and provide long hold. In the same way, as you apply hair spray on the carpet, the dirt particle and the fabric becomes stiff and stick to each other like they are glued. You will not be able to remove the resultant in any condition.

Did you know that the Professional Carpet Cleaning first determines the pH level of the stain and then use the specific product on it to remove the mark? Yes, you read it right. Therefore, using a random product, which is not even meant to be a stain remover, is nothing but a big mistake. By doing this, you will not only contaminate the carpet but will make it difficult for a professional cleaner to clean it. 

3. Ammonia

Ammonia or any other high-alkaline solutions lead to permanent harm to your rug and carpet.

Ammonia can damage the fibres of synthetic material resulting in colours to fade.

Ammonia is a harmful solution for your kids and pets. If you apply ammonia solution on your carpet in a close room that has negligible ventilation, the entire room will be left with chemical fumes that can cause respiratory issues in kids and pets.  

4. Water

It might seem a good idea to wash the carpet with water. Right? Wrong!

You are damaging your carpet by applying water. You can’t remove oil-based stains with water such as petroleum, grease, etc. The same goes for ink and nail polish.

Whenever you put water on the acidic stain, you initiate the ph. As a result, a harmful solution, sticking on your carpet. The stain will become deeper as it dries. You can instead use club soda or seltzer to prevent the stain from drying out until the professionals reach your place to take care of the situation.

5. Dish Soap

No, never use dish soap on your carpet ever. Liquid soap is effective to remove dirt from the surface if it is entirely rinsed from the surface. Liquid soap can remove grease, food, and grime from the dishes but not from the fabric. Also, laundry soap is the right choice for your clothes but not for carpets. Some carpets and rugs come with a ‘Not To Wash’ sign as well. Even if you try it, all you will be left with is the residue of the carpet fabric. 

The best way to remove stains from your carpet is to hire the professional Carpet Steam Cleaning Templestowe.  

Source:- 5 DIY Carpet Cleaning Hacks That Are A Big Nightmare