If you have a member in your family who is suffering from allergies, then you need to take some extra precaution when it comes to hiring house cleaning or home carpet cleaning services. There are specially designed hypoallergenic cleaning agents available in the market that you can tell them to use for your house cleaning. If you cannot find them in any of the grocery stores nearby, you can always order them online.
If you are hiring a home carpet cleaning service to do the job for you, you need to mention these requirements beforehand and make sure that they only use such non-allergenic cleaning agents. But with the necessary materials and some basic equipment, home cleaning is something that you can do on your own.
To begin with, you need to buy a good hypoallergenic soap. As already mentioned, cleaning agents marked specifically as ‘hypoallergenic’ are now available in the market. Find one for the home carpet cleaning and get to work. However, before that, you need to get a good rinsing agent as well. Vinegar or white vinegar is one of the best options. About half a cup of vinegar would be enough.
Now, mix the cleaning agent and vinegar to the rinse water and fill the carpet cleaner machine with it. But, doing home carpet cleaning like this might not get rid of the deep stains on the carpet. You need to use an oxidizing agent as well. Hydrogen peroxide in a good option for this. Just pour some on the carpet where the stain and let it foam. Use a clean rag to blot it up. After this, just roll the carpet cleaner over the spot.
Use the extractor settings on the carpet cleaner machine to get rid of as much water from the carpet as possible. Any water remaining on the carpet after the cleaning process will lead to mildew formation and this has to be avoided. If your carpet cleaner has the extractor feature, then use it to extract as much water as possible from the carpet after the cleaning.
Empty the water reservoir tank in the cleaner and do it again. Continue doing it until no more water is being extracted and collected in the reservoir tank. Remember to tell everyone in the house not to walk on the carpet until it is completely dried. For this, you also need to ventilate the room properly by opening the doors and windows.