Eco-Friendly Ways to Clean Your Carpet

With busy families, the carpeting in a home can often take a beating. Small children, pets and daily wear and tear can lead to drips, spills and stains, and many parents don’t like the idea of a bunch of harsh cleaning chemicals embedded in their carpets for months or even years to come. Being an eco-friendly junk removal company, we’ve put together a list of ways to keep carpet stains under control without the questionable cleaning products. Photo of dirty carpets

  • All hail the vacuum – The first step in making sure your carpets are clean is to vacuum. Health hazards like dust, mold, pet dander and other allergens build up inside the carpet fibers and can pose long-term health risks. Try sprinkling some baking soda onto your carpets and letting it sit for about 10 minutes before you vacuum. (A great tip before company comes!)
  • Spot clean with a solution of equal parts distilled white vinegar and water. Let it sit for several minutes before cleaning with a brush. Use a sponge with warm soapy water to tackle any remaining stain.
  • Sprinkle a little corn starch on fresh grease stains (think from bicycle tires or dirty work shoes) and let sit for up to 30 minutes. Then, vacuum it up.
  • Club soda works well on stains like coffee and red wine. Apply to the stain and wait a minute or two, then blot (don’t rub!) with a clean white cloth.
  • Rent a steam cleaner. Instead of filling the machine with the commercial cleaning solution, opt for vinegar. Using the solution of equal parts vinegar and water can lift stains, deodorize and disinfect your carpets.

Hopefully, one or all of these options can help solve your pesky carpet stain worries. If not and you’re considering ripping up your old carpet and replacing it, let Mr Junk help! We can haul away your old carpeting or area rugs and even recycle them when possible. To schedule an appointment for carpet removal, don’t hesitate to contact Mr Junk!

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