Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Disinfect Your Carpets


Carpets bring comfort and warmth in every home. They are cheap and beautiful, but keeping them clean could be a serious challenge.
Carpets need to be vacuumed on a regular basis, but sometimes this is not enough. They are exposed to all sorts of dirt, grime and germs, which could easily accumulate between the carpet fibers. Therefore, once a month, carpets require deep cleaning and disinfection.


Most of the people would hire a professional carpet cleaning Bromley company to do the job, but if you don’t want to spend loads of money on cleaning services or expensive commercial cleaners, you could try disinfecting the carpet yourself. Another problem is that commercial detergents contain chemicals, which could be harmful for your health and the environment
Nowadays more and more people figure out the benefits of using non-toxic cleaners. They are cheap, safe to use and could be found in every home.
Bromley cleaners recommend following these simple steps to clean and disinfect your carpets with homemade cleaning solutions:
  1. Make your cleaning solution by mixing 1 cup of baking soda, one cup of cornmeal and ½ cup of Borax (boric acid) and stir well.
  2. Sprinkle the mixture on the carpet and use a clean cloth or a soft brush to rub it in the carpet fibers.
  3. Let it stay overnight and vacuum the next morning.
  4. Make another cleaning solution by mixing one cup of white vinegar and 2 liters of water. Pour it in a spray bottle and spray the carpet. Use a soft cloth to rub the carpet and then rinse with a clean damp towel. This vinegar solution is ideal for cleaning and disinfecting all sorts of surfaces. It gives shine and removes unpleasant odors.
  5. When finished, let the carpet air dry. Make sure you open the windows of the room the carpet is in. This will not only speed up the drying process, but it will also eliminate the vinegar smell
Go through all of these steps at least once a month and you will be able to keep your carpet looking clean and beautiful as in the day you bought it.

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