How To Deep Clean Your Carpet

Whether you are taking proper carpet maintenance habits like vacuuming regularly, there comes a time when your carpet will need to get deep cleaned to remove stubborn stains, heavy soil and restore the buoyancy of the fibers.

While involving professional carpet cleaning companies may be the best option, you can also perform a deep cleaning on your carpets with simple steps and affordable products.

What you need


● Vacuum

● Spray bottle

● Microfiber cloth

● Fan

● Bucket

● Scrub brush

● Old rags

● Clothes steamer

● Steam mop


● Vinegar

● Baking soda

● Salt

Steps to deep clean your carpet with vinegar

1. Vacuuming the carpet

Vacuum the carpet to remove loose soil and other debris. If you do not perform this step, all the other processes will push the debris further inside the fibers.

2. Make a solution of vinegar and water.

Make this solution in a spray bottle. Use one-part distilled water and three-parts cold water.

Spray the mixture in a hidden part of your carpet to test whether it changes your carpet color. Do not use the solution any further if this is what you notice.

Apply the solution in small quantities on the carpet until the carpet gets damp.

Let the solution stay on the carpet for at least five minutes to break down the soil particles.

3. Rinse

Take a bucket of clean water and rinse the carpet, changing the water frequently.

4. Let the carpet dry

Allow the carpet to air-dry. Leave the doors and windows open and turn on the fan to speed up the room’s aeration and fasten the drying.

If you must use the room while the carpet is drying, place plastic sheeting on the pathway, you will use it without stepping directly on the carpet.

Steps to deep clean your carpet using baking soda and salt

1. Vacuum to remove soil particles

This should always be the first step for the mentioned reasons above. Always make sure you conduct proper vacuuming.

2. Pretreat carpet stains

Depending on what type of stain you are treating, follow the stain removal guide to ensure you are correctly removing the stains without causing damage to your carpet.

3. Mix baking soda and salt

On a one-to-one ratio, make a mixture of baking soda and salt and dissolve them in bottle spray with water.

Apply the solution on the carpet by sprinkling and then spritz the carpet with water, making it damp but not saturated.

4. Scrubbing

Scrub the baking soda to ensure it gets deeper into the fibers of the carpet.

Use old towels and rags to wipe the loosened soil particles and residue in the fibers.

5. Air-dry and vacuum

Let the carpet completely dry and use a vacuum to remove the leftover baking soda.

Steps to deep clean your carpet with the steam method

If you have a clothes steamer or steam mop:

1. Vacuum and pretreat the stains

2. Use the baking soda and salt method.

3. Steam your carpet.

Get Professional Carpet Cleaning Service

Sometimes, you may not have time to clean your carpet by yourself. It is an intensely tiresome activity, and you also risk damaging your carpet.

Call Regal Carpet Cleaning Service provides carpet cleaning services in the whole of the East Bay Area.

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