You may have read or heard about using DIY solutions when it comes to cleaning your carpet. While it may seem like the safest and cost-effective solution, when it concerns your carpet, it usually is not.

There are publications that inform you to “Consume This, Not That!” The very same suggestion relates to your house’s carpeting: There are several things you can and can not use when it comes to carpet cleaning.

Never Use These As Carpet Cleaning Solutions

Protect your precious carpets by not using the following solutions to clean carpets.

  1. Bleach

While it’s an excellent whitener for your filthy socks, bleach should never be used on carpets or rugs. The issue with bleach is that it reacts to the fabric by stripping off some color. If you suddenly notice a big stain in your carpet, try knowing what caused the stain. There are other cleaning solutions that could help remove the stain and bleach is not one of them.

You can use baking soda mixed with vinegar and carefully dab the stained parts, leave it for a few hours until it seeps in. Then wipe with a clean damp sponge.

  1. Harsh Cleaning Solutions

Do not think that the harder you scrub a carpet to remove its stain, the better results you get. This does not apply to carpets because they have delicate fibers you need to watch out. If you try to use harsh or strong cleaning solutions, you might end up destroying your rug fibers.

  1. White Wine

Although white wine can be used to counteract a red wine discoloration, there are other ways to get the stain off, Besides, do you really want to use an expensive bottle of white wine over your more expensive carpet?

What you can do is to use a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with an equal part vinegar mixed in warm water. Using a sponge, carefully dab the stain with the solution and let it stand for a few hours. Wipe with a clean damp sponge.

  1. Laundry Detergent

Yes, laundry detergents work perfectly on keeping your clothes clean and removing stains. However, it does not apply to carpets. Like what was mentioned before, carpets have delicate fibers that need careful cleaning. If you use laundry detergent to clean or remove stains from carpet, it might develop a soapy mess on your rug that will certainly be tough to eliminate.

If you want to remove stains from your carpet but do not know how you can always ask help from carpet cleaning professionals. These people have the right cleaning solutions and tools to eliminate stains from various carpet fibers.

MBHS Carpet Cleaning has been serving carpet owners in Myrtle Beach and its surrounding cities. When it comes to cleaning solutions, they use green cleaning products for your carpets. Give them a call now!

MBHS Carpet Cleaning
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577