Other than replacing it, what's the best way to wash and sanitise a
carpet? I mean those glued to the floor, not rugs, decorative little
carpets and et cetera. I don't want to buy a machine; I already have a
steamer and have plenty of sponges, either I'll use a steamer or some
chemical in a sponge. What do you guys recommend?
What do you mean by steamer. A carpet shampoo-er often mislabeled steamer
or something that shoots a jet of steam.
Don't use steam alone as all it will do is force the dirt further into the
carpet. It may look cleaner at first but the dirt will cut the fibers and
shorten the life of the carpet as well as come back up more quickly. Use
the steam shooter to soften oily stains if you need to. Too much steam
might release the glue from the backing.
If you want cheap, shampoo it by hand with a scrub brush and suck up the
suds with a shop vac or use a "leave in" shampoo which you vacuum out after
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.