High traffic carpet areas typically end up with dirt and stains at some point. Suffice to say that regular use of commercial chemical-based cleaners can leave your carpets worn and faded. Because of the daily cleaning needed on high traffic carpets in the stairways and lobbies, you can make a homemade high traffic carpet cleaner, that is gentle yet powerful and will preserve the beauty and lifespan of your carpet.
The beauty of going natural with carpet cleaners is that you get a spotless carpet with no risk of air contamination or allergic reactions. Homemade high traffic carpet cleaners are essential especially when you have toddlers and pets.
Why use a Homemade Floor Cleaner?
To Clean Without Bleaching – Nearly all commercial cleaners leave behind a chemical residue that either stains or fades away the shine on your carpets. Regular use of commercial cleaners will significantly diminish the beauty of your rugs. Homemade high traffic carpet cleaners are sustainable.
For the Safety of Pets and Kids – Babies and pets like to crawl and explore everything even with their taste buds. For that reason, you have to clean your carpet with toxic free cleaners. In high traffic areas of the living room or kitchen, only a homemade carpet cleaning solution can assure the safety of your child or puppy’s health.
Are you convinced now? If yes, below we share a simple formula to make your carpet cleaning solution for high traffic areas. The chemical-free solution is three in one- a cleanser, a stain remover, and air-freshener.
Homemade High Traffic Carpet Cleaner
Everything you need to whip up this powerful solution is probably available in your fridge or drawers right now. Below is all you need.
- A cup of the warm water
- A cup of the white vinegar
- Some drops of liquid soap
- Baking soda
- Mix these ingredients (except baking soda) and stir in a bucket
- Sprinkle a thin layer of baking soda all over the high traffic area of the carpet
- Spray the homemade cleaning solution over the carpet to soak the baking soda, allow time for it to fizz and bubble.
- After the reaction, blot away visible stains with a towel in gentle motions
- Rinse the carpet by dabbing with a clean piece of wet cloth
- Keep daubing until all the solution and stains are lifted
- Dry by patting the area with dry towels
How it Works
Water – Water helps to loosen dirt. Warm water is the best option to dissolve deep-seated stains.
Vinegar – Vinegar is a degreasing agent. It also leaves behind a fresh lemony scent.
Dish soap – Liquid dish soap dissolves dirt and strips away grease from the carpet.
Baking soda – Baking soda works to dissolve and lift off stains from the carpet.
Making a homemade high traffic carpet cleaner is easy. Ingredients you need include warm water, baking soda, liquid dish soap, and white vinegar. Whether your carpet needs a deep cleaning, or you are looking for a new routine cleaner, Allklean can provide assistance with cleaning high traffic carpet areas.