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Yes after busy summer every one wonders about cleanliness. They wonder how to clean the dusty carpets, they do think of hiring the pro but you might not know that cleaning yourself is not so hard job rather it is really fast and impressive as well.

Carpet Steam Cleaning.

Steam cleaning is one of the carpet cleaning methods where the carpet is washed using water and dry chemicals. Actually, the carpet is not cleaned by the steam but it’s the detergent that is used with the steam or hot water which cleans the carpet. There is obviously an expert cleaner in the town who will help out to clean the carpet but if you have time and desire to do your work by yourself then you can do the cleaning job by yourself. You might feel surprised to know that you don’t need professional equipment to steam clean your carpet, but as we use water it might take longer before your carpet is ready to walk on.

The process of cleaning the carpet using the steam clean

We need to vacuum the carpet before steam clean the carpet. We use these steamers to wash and partially dry carpets, taking out grime as they go. It would be just surface cleaning. If you wish to clean thoroughly then better to vacuum first.

Let’s begin with learning how to vacuum properly first.

  1. Clean the floor first, removing all the items like toys books etc.
  2. Removing items also include furniture if they can’t be done the remove) small pieces, better to take these items to other room.
  3. Wipe out dust if any from the Windows, baseboards, so that dust won’t fall on the vacuumed carpet.
  4. Let’s protect remaining furniture’s using cervix by attaching around the base of the walls and furniture.
  5. Vacuum carpet in two directions so that it is cleaned thoroughly, after that in a 90-degree angle so that every side of the carpet gets cleaned.

We also need to remove the stains before the using steam clean.

After vacuum, it’s necessary to remove stains first or it will come back after few days.

Preparing of the room to be steam clean.

Now let’s prepare our room for cleaning using the steam cleaner. Empty the room as far as possible but if not then don’t forget to wrap the edges or feet of furniture with wax paper or aluminum foil. This process helps us to protect the furniture and help to keep furniture dry by not absorbing any moisture in the carpet which was left behind after steam cleaning. Let’s leave them until carpets are dry properly.

It’s good to test the cleaning product first before using on the carpet. We can test it on the closet. This way we know whether the product is good or not.

Main step of cleaning the Carpet with steam clean

Keeping the life of machine in mind we can use the product recommended by the manufacturer but we must also know that these recommended might be highly perfumed, and are not good for the people who have allergies and asthma. There is the homemade solution also you want to try.

Step one:

for the first step, use 1tablespoon of Dr. Bronner’s Castile Soap for every quart of almost but not boiling water while filling machine tank. Castile soap is oil based, as it is excellent at powering through many carpet stains. Since it’s a soap we need to rinse out of carpet to finish the cleaning. And that is the second step.

Step two.

On the second step use 50-50 mix of white vinegar and almost boiling water. As we can find vinegar has stain fighting properties along with that it also has the capacity to neutralize and remove the soap. This second step will lift away more dirt and Grimes while deodorizing the carpet. We don’t need to follow it with clean water rinse.

Operate the Steam Cleaner Properly

Almost all carpet steam cleaners are designed to lay down water when we push the machine forward and extract water while we pull it back. We need to be careful while pulling it back. We need to pull the machine very slowly so that the machine would extract as much water as possible. If too much water is left behind then carpet would cause padding to get soaked and can lead to mold, mildew and horrible odors.

So, it is best to steam clean carpet when the weather is warm enough to open the window so that air will help to dry up. Or you can also run the fans.

How Often To Steam Clean Carpet?

At a minimum, we need to steam clean our carpet once a year. If we have pets, suffer from allergies or wear shoes indoor then we need to steam clean it more often. Since the weather is warm during late spring and autumn, it is the best time to steam carpets. It is because we just need to open windows for the drying process.

Remember, the carpet cleaning is time-consuming and hard work. it is better to do if you love doing your work yourself or you have enough time to accomplish the cleaning job. You can always rely on the professional cleaners if you are short of time. The professionals will help you to accomplish the carpet steam cleaning for you.

washing machine cleaning tips

Like other machines, washing machine also need our attention, regular cleaning and maintenance to help the machine proper functioning, otherwise, we may face the problem of unclean clothes or we can say it will not do its work properly.

Proper care of machine leads to the durability of the washing machine.

Required materials for cleaning the washing machine.

We do get commercial cleaning solution in the market, but along with it we can use products easily found in our houses.

  1. A scrubbing sponge
  2. Dishwashing liquid
  3. Distilled white vinegar
  4. An old toothbrush
  5. Baking soda

Cleaning of the washing machine with front loading.

Washing machine with front loading is different from the washing machine with top loading.

  1. We need to empty the machine, if there are clothes remove them all, we must not forget to remove small items as socks and ties and handkerchief.
  2. Before cleaning different parts of the washing machine, cleaning detergent tray would be an appropriate Separate the tray from the machine. Clean it with the help of warm water and dishwashing liquid. If you can find traces use an old brush, toothbrush, to remove it.
  3. After tray, move onto tray house. Use a toothbrush to clean the corners as our hand would not reach up to there. For cleaning either use dish washing detergent or baking soda, and water.
  4. Now it’s time to clean the filter. Remove the filter cap and the clogged filter as well. Remove all the dirt and other particles which are trapped over there in the net. Now, clean it with dishwasher and warm water.
  5. Replace the detergent tray, now put a mixture of vinegar, water, and some baking soda in the tray and also baking soda in the secondary tray, so that it is released later.
  6. Now turn on the washing machine, let it complete full wash cycle. We need to set at highest water temperature. After completing the machine is fully cleaned. If you think necessary, repeat the step.
  7. Now, wipe out the exterior part of the machine. You can use water and vinegar’s mixture. To wipe out you can use a sponge. Rubber seal must be given special attention. Clean all parts including door as it may hub with mould and bacteria.
  8. You can also run the machine without clothes for light cleaning but must consider that we must run a full This will help to clean filters regularly to remove any dirt if trapped in the filter.

washing machine cleaning tipsCleaning of top loading of the washing machine.

Washing machine with top loading must be clean regularly. The steps of cleaning are similar with few differences.

  1. As before removing all the clothes and linen from the washing machine before starting the cleaning process. Don’t forget to remove small items such as socks and ties and handkerchief from machine drum.
  2. To clean the fabric softener and bleach dispenser lets carefully use a solution of vinegar and water. This solution helps to soften any hardened clumps of softener and help to clean it completely.
  3. Now let’s fill the washing machine drum with the hottest water possible and let’s add a quart of vinegar. Pour this solution into the machine. Now allow the machine to spin a little to mix the mixture by closing the lid.
  4. After some time, pause the machine to add some of the baking soda. Leave it for an hour or more. This will help the solution to loosen any dirt formed at the walls of the drum.
  5. Clean the exterior part with vinegar and water solution. The exterior part includes hinges, lids and also rubber seals.
  6. After one hour, restart the machine, let the machine complete a full wash cycle and also drain the water from the drum.
  7. To clean the dirt and smell completely repeat the process once again.
  8. After cleaning it is better to keep the lid open for some time just to let the moisture escape. This process also helps to get rid of the smell as well.
  9. You can also run the machine without clothes for light cleaning but must consider that we must run a full This will help to clean filters regularly to remove any dirt if trapped in the filter.

At last.

It’s good to clean the machine regularly, as directed by the technicians, they asked to do once in six months. Cleaning gives the machine rid from all dirt and smells, it might be from hard water or from the detergent. If you use the machine more, clean it frequently or little later, as you use it.

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Happy cleaning.