There may be a lot of carpet cleaning tips and hacks that you can find on the internet. However, not all of these tips should be trusted. Which tips are actually useful and which ones can ruin your precious carpet?
Before you get into serious trouble with your carpet, we have here five of the worst carpet cleaning tips you should not attempt doing.
Using vinegar as a natural way of cleaning your carpet
Vinegar can be used to clean many things. It is a disinfectant, after all. If you come to think of it, vinegar can be a great way to clean your carpet because it is all natural. Sadly, it won’t effectively remove your carpet stains.
In some tips, they suggest mixing vinegar with baking soda. This, however, won’t get rid of the dirt and stains either. When you mix vinegar with baking soda, you create a paste. Imagine applying that paste on your carpet. It will just add to the problem in the end.
Another variation is by having a mixture of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Doing this can turn awful as this mixture is toxic and may irritate your skin or may cause respiratory problems.
Dish soap is a good cleaning solution for carpets as well.
As tempting as it may be, you should not try cleaning your carpet with dish soap. Dish soaps are made to wipe off grease and clean food from your plates. While it’s easy to rinse dish soap in your plates and utensils, it’s different with a carpet.
If you don’t want your carpet stains to get worse, look away from the dish soap.
Carpet cleaning is so simple. Clean it with water.
Although cleaning your carpet with water may seem harmless, think again. There can be stains that are made permanent when they come in contact with water. You also need to be careful when you choose cleaning with water.
These are just a few of the DIY cleaning tips you may find online that can harm your carpets.
(You can find more terrible tips in the next blog) Meanwhile, to make sure your carpets are safe, it is better to hire a cleaning professional.