Baking Soda For Carpets – Baking Soda As A Carpet Cleaner

By Mrs. Mathis

Image by Michael Francis McCarthy
I love using baking soda to clean carpet.  When you clean the carpet with baking soda, you know that you are using an all-natural product that is safe for the environment.  Also, when you use baking soda as a carpet cleaner, you know that it can’t harm crawling babies or curious pets.  Speaking of pets, using baking soda for carpets that have been the victim of “accidents” is both inexpensive and handy.  While you may run into someone who claims “baking soda stained my carpet,” I have never had that unfortunate experience.

How To Clean The Carpet With Baking Soda

Remember these tips for using baking soda as a carpet cleaner:

  • Do not try baking soda carpet cleaning on any rug that is wet or even damp.
  • Never mix vinegar with baking soda on carpets as this can set in a pre-existing stain.

Begin by sprinkling the baking soda on dry carpet.  Let it sit as long as you can before vacuuming.  The longer it sits the more odors it will absorb.  When you vacuum, use the strongest suction you can and make sure you get up all the baking soda.

Using Baking Soda To Clean Carpet With Pet Stains

If, after you have soaked up the urine or picked up the feces and washed the area the odor still lingers, let the area dry and then sprinkle it with baking soda, following the instructions given above.

Best Brands Of Baking Soda For Carpets

In spite of what certain marketing geniuses might tell you, no particular brand of baking soda is better than any other at cleaning carpets.  The same is true of cleaners that claim to contain baking soda.  There is a good chance that you’d be better off with the real thing.

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