How to Clean a Carpet With Simple Green


Simple Green is a brand that makes cleaning products, including products for carpet cleaning. The products are economical because you can dilute them with 10 to 30 parts water per 1 part of cleaning product to clean your carpet. Because Simple Green does not contain chlorine bleach, ammonia, petroleum distillates, TSP or formaldehyde, it's generally safe to use around children and pets and will be gentle on most carpet fibers.

Things You'll Need

  • Simple Green
  • Soft bristle brush
  • Sponge
  • Absorbent towel
  • Wet/dry vac (optional)
  • Mix together 1 part Simple Green with 30 parts water.

  • Pour the cleaning solution into a spray bottle and spray the area of your carpet you want to clean.

  • Use a wet soft-bristle brush to scrub the cleaning solution into the carpet fibers.

  • Use a damp sponge to rinse each area of your carpet. Blot with a dry absorbent towel until the moisture is soaked up. You can also use a wet-dry vac to extract the remaining liquid.

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