Homemade Carpet Cleaners

Carpets are a must have indoor d├ęcor for anyone who loves to cozy up and decorate rooms. They add to the beauty of the house and make you feel more at home. But these convenient covers often get spilled over and soaked in liquids such as tea, coffee, soda, paint and so on.

Before calling on experts, you could take a look around your kitchen and cleaning shelves to come up with a homemade carpet cleaning solution yourself. Depending on the type of stain, household products can be very effective.

Homemade Carpet Cleaning Solution

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Beer can easily remove any sort of caffeinated drink spills like tea or coffee. All that is needed to be done is light rubbing of the stained part of the carpet with some beer. Repeat this process, again and again, to completely remove the stains and vacuum later on.


Ammonia can be used for a nifty getaway with carpet stains. Simply soak a sponge in half a gallon or 2 liters of warm water and 1 cup of ammonia solution and drench the stains with it. Let it dry and repeat accordingly. At last, vacuum the area.


Salt will fasten the cleaning process of other homemade carpet cleaners. It will clean red wine stains if mixed with white wine and applied. It cleans greases if mixed with rubbing alcohol in the proportion of 1 part salt and 4 parts alcohol.


The general usage of vinegar greatly spans the household cleaning sector. Vinegar’s many uses include:

  • For removing light carpet stains, mix half a cup of vinegar with 2 tbsp vinegar.
  • For darker stains, add 2 tbsp borax and use similarly.
  • For dirt stains, use a paste of 1 tbsp of both vinegar and cornstarch, rub the paste with a dry cloth, wait for two days and vacuum.
  • For removing tea and coffee stains, use a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar to blot the stain.
  • For removing juice stains, apply a solution of 1 tbsp of borax, half tbsp of white vinegar and two cups of water and after it soaks in, blot with paper towels or vacuums it dry.

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For vomit and urine stains, baking soda is a one-stop solution. Firstly, wipe the residuals on top of the stain and pat with a towel. Then, pour the solution, let dry and vacuum. For grease stains, add salt and brush stiffly.

Shaving Cream

Shaving cream can surprisingly remove grease and juice stains. For removing grease stains, rub shaving cream into the stain, let it dry and clean the stain with a dampened cloth. For juice stains, use water to blot the stain, take some shaving cream on a sponge, rub gently and clean with a wet sponge.

Borax (Laundry Detergent)

Your laundry closet must have some borax. For stain removal, dampen the stain and rub with borax. After drying, blot with vinegar and soapy water, let it dry again and vacuum the area later on.

Club Soda

Club Sod and Ice in glassClub soda can also greatly help you clean up your carpets. For tough stains like pet urine, simply blot up the urine with paper, pour club soda and blot. Next, rub with some carpet shampoo. For coffee stains, pour club soda and then vacuum the place dry.

Ice Cubes

Ended up with a piece of chewing gum stuck in your carpet fibers? All you have to do is freeze the gum with ice cubes, scratch the residuals with a kitchen knife and blot the stain.


Old toothbrushes can be of use in carpet cleaning. For dried up stains in soft fibers, use soft brushes. Use brushes with vinegar or baking soda to remove these stains.

If you’ve tried all of these homemade carpet cleaner solutions, try contacting a local carpet cleaning service. They will know the proper way and have the necessary equipment to completely rid of whatever is residing in your carpets.

For carpet cleaning in Warren County, Lehigh County, or Northampton County, give us a call at Carpet Cleaning Lehigh Valley.