How to Disinfect Carpet Without Steam Cleaner – Effective Methods

How to Disinfect Carpet Without Steam Cleaner

Knowing how to disinfect carpet without steam cleaner is a valuable skill to learn, especially if you have kids or pets. Let’s face it, chances are you’ll have to deal with accidental spills once in a while and keeping your carpet clean and healthy requires you to disinfect it regularly.

How to Disinfect Carpet Without Steam Cleaner

There are various types of carpets out there, but it is important to know how to clean them. In this post, we’ll look at how to deep clean your carpet without worrying about having to rent a steam cleaner. With a few tools and equipment, you can have a clean and disinfected carpet in no time.

Method 1

Tools needed: bucket, clean towel or rag, brush and old toothbrush.

Cleaners needed: dish soap or baking soda (you can also use the same products you would use in a steam cleaner).

How to Disinfect Carpet Without Steam Cleaner
How to Disinfect Carpet Without Steam Cleaner

Here are the steps to clean your carpet without a steam cleaner:

  • Get some warm water in a bucket and get your preferred cleaning tool ready
  • Get rid of any dust and dirt from the carpet by vacuuming the entire area you wish to clean.
  • If you opt to use baking soda, sprinkle a liberal amount of it on the stains until it’s completely covered. If you decide to use dish soap, measure the size of the stain, then use a tablespoon for every six to eight inches of stain.
  • Swoosh it around until you see bubbles
  • Gently scrub the stain with warm water, using a towel, rug, toothbrush or old brush
  • You don’t want to completely soak the floor, just make sure it’s wet enough to scrub the stain/dirt
  • Allow the carpet to air dry by opening any nearby windows or turning on any fans
  • Vacuum the carpet again once it’s dry

Method 2

Items needed:

  • A large stiff-bristled scrubbing brush
  • A mixture of water and detergent
  • A few terry cloth towels or old rags 
  • Some baking soda
  • Some table salt

Here are the steps to clean your carpet without a steam cleaner:

  • Start by mixing up a small amount of soap with the water in a spray bottle and let it mix.
  • Sprinkle some table salt and baking soda over the area you’re planning to deep clean; there’s no need to cover it completely
  • Spray the mixture of water and soapy water lightly over the same area and let it sit for a couple of minutes

    How to Disinfect Carpet Without Steam Cleaner
    How to Disinfect Carpet Without Steam Cleaner
  • Use a brush to brush the carpet in one direction with your brush. This will accumulate any hair and debris for you to pick up easily
  • If there’s still some dirt/hair, move 90 degrees from the original direction and repeat the process.
  • Let the towels saturated with water by pressing them into the carpet
  • Once the carpet is mostly dry, empty the soapy mixture from the spray bottle, fill it with tap water and spray it lightly over the carpet
  • Once more, press the cloth towels into the carpet.

Carpet cleaning professionals say this method works best for spot-cleaning stains but you can work an entire room if you have a large enough brush.

Bottom Line

The carpet cleaning process can be complicated, but with the tips mentioned, you now know how to disinfect carpet without steam cleaner. The methods above are simple and completely safe to use with children and pets. Moreover, they’ll leave your carpets clean without them smelling like heavy detergents (as would be the case when you use a carpet cleaner) and help restore matted carpet as well.

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