A few weeks ago we decided to clean our very light colored carpet. It was very dirty due to all the traffic from the back door (our main entry) and I could no longer stand to look at it. My Honey came to my rescue!
I learned a long time ago not to use soap to clean carpets from a professional carpet cleaner, she says it causes them to be sticky. We knew we needed something more natural, so we decided on a combination of warm water, vinegar and Oxy Clean.
DIY Carpet Cleaning Mixture:
2 1/2 cups of vinegar
2 scoops of Oxy clean
Warm Water to the fill line on the tank
The clean water tank on this particular machine was about 2 to 2 1/2 gallons capacity.
NOTE: Although this mixture worked for our light colored carpet, I'm not sure about using Oxy Clean on darker colored carpets, so be sure to test it before you start just to be safe. Yes, there will be a slight vinegar odor, but it dissipates in about 24 hours time.
Some day we will install a nice wood flooring, but for now we know how to make our carpet pretty when we need to!
It doesn't have to be done all at once. It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!