Step by Step Guide on Using Vinegar to Clean Carpets


Tired of cleaning and spending too much money on unnecessary carpet cleaning? Are you worried about the strong smell of cleaning detergents in your house?

Anxious about the effects of cleaning detergent on your pets and the wellbeing of your family?

Well, we got you! You can find a good alternative to a detergent that can be found in your kitchen pantry! These are white vinegar and baking soda.

White vinegar is a condiment commonly used for cooking. However, it’s an open secret that it’s also a cleaning agent and works wonders as an alternative to the cleaning chemicals you buy in supermarkets. Vinegar is composed of acetic acid which makes it a superb cleaning agent. Acetic acid is a product of fermentation. This is the process that is commonly used to create vinegar. Acetic acid has a ph level of 2.4 which makes it very acidic and a good alternative to the often harmful commercial detergents you commonly use when cleaning your house.

Baking soda is also a condiment that we commonly use for cooking especially, it’s used in baking as a raising agent to assist with creating fluffy, full sweets . Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate that maintains the pH balance. Sodium bicarbonate is salt. However, baking soda is a milder version of salt. Baking soda neutralizes acids and bases. It also neutralizes odors and forms abrasive cleaning powder when put in a towel, rag, or sponge. Furthermore, it reacts perfectly when mixed with vinegar, another cleaning agent. Baking soda works wonders!

Here is the step by step procedure to clean your carpets using your white vinegar and baking soda:


Steps on Using Vinegar and Baking Powder on Small Carpet Stains

  1. Slightly pour a small amount of white vinegar into the carpet to cover the stain.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda into the poured vinegar on the carpet.
  3. Sit and wait for the white vinegar and baking soda to bubble up and absorb the stain. This may take upwards of 10-15 minutes.
  4. Rub away the stain with a damp cloth. You may also use a damp tissue or a damp sponge. Dry the area and use a vacuum to clean up the remaining excess.

After doing this you may see that the stain has been removed from the carpet. What a wonder baking soda and white vinegar are to carpet stains.   


Steps on Using Vinegar and Baking Powder on Stubborn Carpet Stains 

  1. Prepare a solution in a spray bottle. Pour two cups of white vinegar and two cups of water.
  2. Blot the stain using a dry towel. Paper towels may also do the trick. Do not rub the stain as rubbing can cause the stain to spread over a larger surface area. Make sure that the stained area is dry.
  3. Soak the stained area using the spray bottle with your white vinegar solution.
  4. Scrub the stain with a bit of muscle but be sure not to damage your carpet fibres
  5. Sprinkle the baking soda and pour a little vinegar. Sit the carpet overnight to dry completely.
  6. Vacuum the baking soda right away.

Here is another step-by-step procedure to clean carpet if you only have white vinegar and no baking soda.

Steps on Using Vinegar on Liquid Stain on a Carpet

  1. Prepare a vinegar solution in a spray bottle or a container. Pour one-half cup of vinegar and one-half cup of water into the container.
  2. Blot the liquid stain using the towel. Do not rub as the stain will spread on the carpet.
  3. Continue blotting.
  4. Spray the solution into the blotted area. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. Wipe off the stain using the dry towel.

The next step-by-step procedure is cleaning stains on a carpet using only baking soda.

Steps on Using Baking Soda on Greasy Stain on a Carpet

  1. Blot the area using a white towel. Avoid using colored towels as it could spread the stain and transfer the dye to the stain.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda into the stain.
  3. Sit and wait until the morning.
  4. Vacuum the area and inspect the stain.

 If the stain is still evident on the carpet, you may repeat the process until the stain is removed from the carpet.


Steps on Using Baking Soda on Non-Greasy Stain on a Carpet

  1. Pour one cup of water into the spray bottle.
  2. Sprinkle the baking soda into the stain. Make sure that the stain is fully covered with baking soda.
  3. Spray the water into the stained area.
  4. Leave it overnight.
  5. Vacuum the area until the baking soda is removed.

If the stain is still evident on the carpet, you may repeat the process until the stain is removed from the carpet.


Benefits of Using Vinegar and Baking Soda

Using alternative, eco friendly cleaning agents such as white vinegar and baking soda could help you to achieve a natural cleaning process with the same effect as the commercial detergent being sold at a supermarket.

Last but not the least, using natural products as a cleaning agent is not harmful and toxic to your pets and animals.  

Now, you’ve learnt the step-by-step process on how to clean your carpet using white vinegar and baking soda. So what are you waiting for? Try these steps now and see for yourself the benefits of using all-natural alternative cleaning agents!


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