Originally Posted by canfield3272004
Does anyone have a good carpet cleaning recipe? I've been using vinegar and water for small spots, but I have a large spot near the patio door and I don't know if vinegar and water is going to do the trick......
Well, I am 2 years late for this thread, but I only clean green and have the
trick for carpets. You see I have two Scotties who will pee on my floor when they're mad at me for putting them off the bed or couch, or whatever. Temperamental little beasties! Aaaanyway...
Caldera soap is wonderful for cleaning carpets. I mean a-maz-ing. I've used several combinations they have, but the Green Tea Patchouli
really seems to work best. First I mix a pretty strong 1 part soap to 6 parts hot water, and put that on the stain. This stuff is really concentrated, and lasts me a long time. After that sits for a bit I blot it up and use my carpet cleaner. I use a lighter solution for the machine. Just a spalsh of soap in the well and fill to the line with hot water. After I've cleaned the carpets I go over them again for a rinse with plain hot water. That keeps them from looking dirty again so fast. My carpet is 10 years old, and shows absolutely no evidence that we even have pets.
It sounds like a lot of work, but I really don't have to do this very often. Also, I've found the real trick to a clean carpet is to vacuum & use your machines very slowly, so the suction really has a fair chance to grab the little dirt.