How to Clean Heavily Soiled Carpet
Heavily soiled carpet stains are amongst the grossest things you’ll ever have to remove from your carpet. Along with the heavily soiled stains comes a smutty odor, nauseous smell. Ideally, you quickly clean and disinfect soiled stains instantly, to prevent the odor from soaking in the carpet making it tougher to remove.

Soiled stains and smells can be eliminated with a mixture of cleaners and homemade remedies, from baking soda to dish soap. You may have to add more ingredients to make the cleaning solution potent. Optimally, you would have to repeat the process for a better result.

Stain  Soiled
Detergent  Regular Dish Soap
Water  Warm

Before You Start

Use a putty knife or spoon to remove most of the soiled stain from the carpet.  It is important to lightly remove the stain without pushing it deeper into the carpet. When working with small or large stains, remember to always work your way from the outside of the soiled area to the center of the stain, this is done to prevent the stain from spreading.

How to Remove Soiled Stains and Odors From Carpet

Although most carpets have a life-span of 3-5 years and are prone to staining, with proper care and maintenance you can prolong the life and condition of your carpet. Well-Preserved carpets heighten the decor and surroundings of the interiors. To get your investment worth, it is vital to care and clean your carpet at periodic, rather than taking long intervals in between cleaning.

Undiluted household ammonia can be an effective agent against soiled stains and odors. Be sure to Pre-test any solutions or mixture on a small unnoticeable area of carpet to check for any deterioration or color change.

Average Duration Time.

  • Time: 20 to 25 minutes
  • Total Time: Overnight (8 to 12 hours)

Things You’ll need.

  • Vinegar
  • Ammonia
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Baking Soda
  • Dish Soap
  • Spoon or putty knife
  • Cloths
  • Spray Bottle
  • Vacuum
  1. Remove Ruins

    Scrape or blot up the spill from the carpet, using a spoon or putty knife.

  2. Mix Pre-Solution

    Mix baking soda, dish soap, and cold water, and pour onto the soiled carpet stain, covering the full area 1 inch larget than the original size of the stains. Let the solution settle for 90 seconds. Using a soft dry cloth, blot the stain, replace the material as often as needed. Repeat until the soiled stain is no longer visible on cloth.

  3. Mix and Apply the Cleaner

    Mix 1 cup household hydrogen peroxide, white distilled vinegar,  and 1/4 of household ammonia together. Spray the area with the mixture and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Blot the carpet using a clean, soft dry towel. Repeat the process if necessary.

    Warning! NEVER mix ammonia in a closed area, a well-ventilated area is suitable for this type of product.

  4. Dry and Vacuum the Carpet

Rinse with cool water and air-dry carpet. Do not walk on the carpet until it is fully dry. Vacuum the carpet.

How Often to Clean Carpet

Regular carpet cleaning is deeply recommended. However, the number of times you clean your carpet varies depending on the use and condition of the carpet. This ideal carpet cleaning time can range from every 3 months to as little as twice a year.

How Often to Vacuum Carpet

It is best to vacuum at least once a week, to remove soil and stored debris before they are matted down in the carpet.

Helpful Tip

  • Participate in regular carpet cleaning, it preserves the condition and extends the life of your carpet.
  • When cleaning a heavily soiled stain, do not rub the carpet.
  • When cleaning water-based spills, gently blot and do not press hard.
  • If you are using a commercial carpet cleaner, follow the labels instructions carefully.