Deep Cleaning Rugs and Carpets

Deep cleaning your rug or carpet is just as important as having a mechanic do a complete check and maintenance of your car. It is essential in maintaining the carpets cleanliness, bright color and neat fabric.

Aside from the daily vacuuming and the regular spot cleaning, it is a must for you to deep clean your rug or carpet. There are a lot of dirt and spots which your regular cleaning routine might not be able to remove completely. Deep cleaning would not only help you with that problem, it will also bring out the best in your rug or carpet.

Most people would usually prefer hiring someone to do the deep cleaning for them. If you have the money, then by all means, hire a professional. This does not only get rid of the hassle, it also assures you that these people are doing the right thing.

If you have the time and energy to spare, or if you wish to cut on costs, you may also opt to do it yourself. You can rent a carpet cleaning machine, bur some carpet shampoo and let the machine do it’s thing. But if you are on a tighter budget, or if you just love practicing your resourcefulness and doing things on your own, you can also grab a couple of household items and do the deep cleaning by yourself. Here’s how:


You will need some white vinegar, a fabric-friendly detergent, baking soda and some salt. These wouldn’t be so hard to find as they’re just common household items.

You’ also need a vacuum cleaner and a steam cleaner.


  1. Run the vacuum cleaner throughout the carpet. Make sure you don’t miss a spot. For rugs, you can turn it over the flip side and run the vacuum cleaner over it. When doing so, try to check for any spots which have stains or nee thorough cleaning.
  2. Mix the vinegar, detergent, salt and baking soda in a 1:1 ratio. It would form a paste and this is what you’ll apply to the stained spots. Let it sit until it dries up then remove the powder with a vacuum cleaner.
  3. The final step in deep cleaning is to use the steam cleaner. Use the steam cleaning machine and run it at least twice over each area. Then wait for the whole thing to dry up before putting back the furniture or whatever sits over it.