I’m sure you have heard about the power of white vinegar, if not, you wouldn’t believe what this cooking agent can do for your carpet.
How is white vinegar made?
White vinegar is made from corn. The corn’s sugar is fermented into alcohol, the the alcohol is converted into vinegar.
Apples, berries, coconuts, grapes, barley, potatoes, rice and wheat are all used as the basis for vinegar.
Finally, vinegar is filtered with water to reach a 5% acidity level.
White vinegar is a carpet cleaner
White vinegar is a wonderful over the counter carpet cleaner. White vinegar is better than any other OTC cleaner you can buy. Don’t bother with the store brought stuff.
It’s the most natural carpet cleaning agent out there. Yes, the same one you use for cooking.
Carpet Stains Vinegar Can Remove
White vinegar can remove spots from many fibers and fabrics, what kind of spots, you ask, well:
Latex paint, washable ink, alcoholic beverages, gravy, milk, mud, even prevent stains caused by pet urine.
When dealing with a spill, we highly recommend that you start the carpet cleaning with vinegar right after the initial accident so, the alkaline acid in urine does not start burning the carpet fibers and ultimately destroy the fibers.
Carpet Stains Vinegar Cannot Remove
know that even this miracle product in your kitchen cannot help with blood stains, oil, paint and/or grease. You must have to go for a professional carpet cleaning, if you have these kind of stains.
How to remove a carpet stain using white vinegar, step by step.
First thing to note is that if the spot sits for a long period of time, it can make it very difficult to remove and cause permanent damage to the carpet.
Our suggestion is to treat the spot as soon as possible, you can absorb the spot with a clean white towel as much as you can, never scrub in the spot as this can push it further into the fibers.
1. Use a diluted white vinegar and water solution, the amount you should use depends on the size of the spot.
2. To remove a spot, blot it and working from the outside of the spot inward, then rise thoroughly with clean water, then blot again.
3. As we mentioned, never scrub the carpet, or you risk ruining the carpet fibers or letting the spill soak through to the carpet pad.
DIY Tip: If the stain is giving you an especially hard time, try using this simulated steam cleaning home remedy:
Dampen a white towel with a mixture of water and white vinegar, and microwave it for 20 seconds (be careful! it will be very hot). Use the steamy towel careful to blot the stain out!
This home remedy can be used as a temporary solution in between professional steam cleanings.
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