Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Randomness & Carpet Cleaner


Are you ready for Easter?  We are on spring break here, and today felt like
the first day of spring!  We will be going to Washington D.C. for part of the break,
and I'm hoping we'll get to see the cherry blossoms.  I've always wanted to be
there when they peak.

So, this is totally random, but I cleaned my carpets yesterday and I'm so happy!
This time, I followed a suggestion from a friend and used lemon ammonia.  I try to
stay away from ammonia because it smells so strong and toxic.  Our white carpets are
so old, but they are in pretty good shape for their age.  However, there are spots that don't seem to get clean no matter what I use.  I have even used bleach!

I think my friend said she uses about 1/2 c. per gallon of water.  I was surprised to
see that on the bottle it said to use 2 cups ammonia to 1 gallon warm water.  I think I ended up using about 3/4 c.  and my old carpets have never looked better!  They almost look new~I can't believe it!  I made sure the doors were open and the kids weren't home...just for my own peace of mind.  :)  Happy Spring!


  1. Did you use the solution in a steam cleaner? I've been thinking of getting one soon.

    Also, I hope that you get to see some cherry blossoms. It has been cold here (I live just south of DC) so bundle up!

    1. Hi Kim,

      Yes, I used the solution in a "SteamVac" by Hoover. I purchased it at Walmart a few years ago and have been very happy with it! Missed the cherry blossoms :( Have a great evening.


  2. This is great and totally new idea for carpet cleaning. I will also try this. Thanks for sharing. I really love new and unique ideas.

  3. Your suggestions are awesome.Simple techniques to follow. Thanks for sharing.

    Carpet Cleaning Waxahachie TX

  4. I use to do this over 35 years ago but did it with a scrub brush and wiped it off with vinegar and water. Back then you rented or hired someone to do it, Since we were young and poor that was out of the question. My carpets looked better than they do today with someone else doing them. I think I will try this again. Thank you.
    Cindy Wilson

  5. Would you take the risk to lose your carpet only because you haven't cleaned it often enough so to preserve it? We bet you wouldn't and probably the very thought of this makes you ask yourself the question how often to get professional carpet cleaning. | |

  6. Ammonia is definitely a good cleaning alternative. I'm certain you’re going to use this again, right? On that cleaning day, add to your precautionary measures to have a fan blowing on high speed. Leaving the doors and windows open might keep the fumes from getting trapped in the house, but having a fan would push away the ammonia-infested air and allow the clean air to circulate. Deidra@Minuteman Intl.


  7. تعتبر  ركن نجد افضل شركة تنظيف منازل بالرياض حيث تعتمد تقنيات التنظيف لدينا علي استخدام التقنية الحديثة متمثلة في استخدام ماكينات تنظيف الارضيات وكذلك احدث الات تنظيف واجهات المنازل و تنظيف شقق بالرياض وماكينات جلي وتلميع حديثة بالاضافة الى مهارة وخبرة كبيرة لموظفي الشركة في تنظيف المنازل كافضل شركة تنظيف بيوت بالرياض أذا كنتى تعانى من أعمال التنظيف االممله والصعبه فشركة ركن نجد توفر عليكى الوقت والمجهود حيث تقوم تنظيف شقق بالرياض بتقديم الخدمه بجوده ودقه عاليه تعيد منزلك الى جماله مهما كان حجمه أو شكله .
    تنظيف بيوت
    تنظيف منازل بالرياض


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