How to Effectively Use Baking Soda for Cleaning Carpets08/30/2013 Back To Blog
Carpets and rugs are expensive but truly elegant home furnishing items. While you could get a wide array of chemical-based cleaning detergents and solutions for keeping rugs fresh and clean, there is one material or product that is so cheap, and yet so effective at removing a wide assortment of stains and blemishes, and that is baking soda. Baking soda, also called sodium bicarbonate, is used for whitening teeth, polishing jewelry, removing splinters from fingers and cleaning or deodorizing carpets. Here’s how to use baking soda for your home carpet cleaning requirements.
Remove Dirt, and Sprinkle Te Baking Soda
Cleaning Carpets Before using baking soda for carpet stain removal and other rug-cleaning tasks, first remove all visible dust, soil and other large particles of grime from the rug’s upper fibers. After removing all dirt, sprinkle a healthy amount of baking soda all over the rug’s affected area. Allow the baking soda to stay in the carpet for several hours, so that it can effectively absorb odors and dirt as well as neutralize any foul smells. Remember that the longer you allow the baking soda to stay on the rug, the more effective will it be at eliminating any stains and odors.
Vacuum the Affected Area
After letting the baking soda stay on the carpet, thoroughly vacuum it off, and you’ll now have fresh and sweet-smelling rugs again. You could also choose to add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the baking soda, to create a more pleasant-smelling and unique stain removal solution.
Baking soda can surprisingly be used for a wide array of applications, from medicinal to home care requirements. It can cure sunburn, insect bites, ulcer and athlete’s foot. It can also be used as a powerful rug cleaner and for removing mold and mildew, as well as a fabric softener.