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How to Steam Clean Carpet

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Written by Beth Weston   

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Intro: For years, I struggled to keep my carpet clean. Having two boys, two cats and two dogs meant having a floor walked on by muddy shoes, bikes rolled across it, cats throwing up, and dogs ... well, being dogs which are dirty by nature. Spilled drinks and dog poop made terrible stains in my carpet. Then, one day, I bought a steam cleaner and my carpet has never been the same since! This article will tell you how to use a steam cleaner to keep your carpet nice and clean!

Step 1: One option to steam clean your carpet is to hire a company that will come to your home and steam clean the carpet for you. Although they do a great job, when money is tight, allotting funds for cleaning a carpet can get swept under the rug. If you can afford having a company come out, this is the best solution, however, if you can't, you may want to invest in buying or renting a steam cleaner. The "Spot Bot" is a great mini steam cleaner which cleans specific spots.

Step 2: Begin by vacuuming your carpet very well. Buy your steam cleaner and the steam cleaning solution. Mix the solution according to the directions on the container. It is usually diluted with water. After you have vacuumed the area, and filled your steam cleaner with the solution, spray the solution onto the spot you want to clean.

Step 3: Sweep the steam cleaner over the area where the solution was applied in slow, straight motions. Once you have covered the whole area, sweep it back across the area in the opposite direction. Your Spot Both may have a brush to use on the carpet, which will help a lot.

Then, turn the cleaner so that it will suck up the water and solution mixture out of your carpet. Most of the time, you will find that your stain comes up perfectly and your carpet looks almost brand new! I hope this article helps you to keep your carpets clean and free of nasty traffic and pet spots. Best of luck to you!

Tips: If you spill something, clean it up right away to avoid a set in stain.

Warnings: Don't let your kids eat in carpeted areas.

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Carl Benjamin said:

Carl Benjamin
Good job on this Beth.
March 05, 2010
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paul said:

Thanks for the carpet cleaning tips!
January 13, 2011
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tracysmith159 said:

I love my steam cleaner it is wonderful. I found it works the best with a very good sweeping before steam cleaning. I just got a dyson and what it pulled from the carpet was amazing. My carpet look much much better now.
January 15, 2011
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Peggy H said:

Peggy H
Great advice. I've heard the Spot Bots are great!
February 23, 2011
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BC Doan said:

BC Doan
Thank you for such great tips on steam clean carpet! I need to get my carpet done as part of spring cleaning.
April 09, 2011
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