This video on how to clean your carpet yourself shows how to mix your own cleaning solution to remove stains from your carpet. The solution mix uses a lot of the same ingredients that Chem-Dry of Tampa FL recommends with some adjustments. Here is our carpet cleaning solution mix:
2 teaspoons of dawn dish washing soap
2 cups of water
1 teaspoon of white distilled vinegar
Mix all three ingredients into a small bowl and mix it with a spoon or hand whisk, We think an emersion blender is a little over kill and just creates more foam than is needed. We removed the Ammonia from the recipe because it has a high pH and could contribute to color loss in your carpet. It's best left for cleaning hard surfaces like glass, tile, and counter tops.
We also recommend putting the cleaning solution in a small spray bottle and spraying on the spot instead of applying it with a towel. Spraying the effected area will allow for more control and prevent over wetting the area. At Chem-Dry of Tampa FL we recommend spraying lightly, you can always use more if needed. This is a repeat if necessary process.
The final step to cleaning your carpet yourself is to use a white towel to blot up the cleaning solution. Don't rub the carpet with the towel as shown in the video. gently blot it with even downward pressure to remove the spot. You can also use a wet/dry vacuum or small carpet cleaning vacuum to extract the extra moisture from the carpet. Continue with this process until the spot is removed. If the spot still persists call a professional carpet cleaner like Chem-Dry of Tampa FL (813) 402-8403.