DIY Carpet Cleaning Tips and Tricks to Prevent Germs and Pests

Carpet cleaning, especially if you are doing it yourself and at home may not be easier unless you know about the best ways of carpet cleaning. That’s one of the reason why most of the carpet manufacturer’s does not recommend to do carpet cleaning on your own and rather hire professional cleaners for carpet cleaning. So here in this post, I want to share with you six amazingly simple ways for do it yourself carpet cleaning and I am sure if you follow these tips carefully, you will be able to clean your carpet like a pro.

But before that, did you know, most of the pests that invade our homes are attracted towards the dirt and clutter gathered on the carpets? Especially the dirt that has been left uncleared for a long time. If you ask why do they love the stagnant dirt particles, the plain and simple answer would be because the stagnant dirty area gives birth to some micro-organisms, which these pests love to feed on. And the worst part is after feeding on those micro-organism they start spreading diseases causing germs all around the house. Isn’t this sounds dangerous?

Well, then your uneasy feeling will increase more because they just don’t feed and spread diseases, but they also reproduce a huge battalion to infect your home. Sounds scary right? Dust and grime in any part of your home can attract pests, but in this post we’ll discuss about carpet cleaning techniques to prevents pest infestation.

Do it yourself carpet cleaning tips and tricks

People often think that a dirty dustbin in the kitchen or a dirty bathroom is the key agent that attracts too much of pest infestation. But that’s completely a wrong concept, carpet is another agent that can attract few pests. Hence carpet cleaning is really very essential to keep the pests at bay. Do you know the methods of carpet cleaning? No? Then here are a few ways that you can adapt for carpet cleaning.

Carpet cleaning tips to prevent germs and pests

If you have a carpet at home, be a bit alert because the carpet can attract germs and bugs especially when kept unwashed and dirty for long. Therefore, wash your carpet whenever you feel it has attracted too much of dirt. Follow the below-mentioned carpet cleaning tips to keep pest and germs away from your sweet home.

1. Vacuum carpet

The best way for carpet cleaning is the by using a vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner has the specialized quality of vacuuming or sucking even a micro sized dirt from every part of your carpet. So use this and clean up your carpet.

2. Hot-water extraction method

In case of a hot water extraction method, a combination of hot water and detergent solution is sucked out of a reservoir and sprayed on the carpet, and then immediately extracted with a powerful vacuum. This method is mostly used by the carpet cleaning agencies, it’s a rare case that one does it on his/her own.

3. Cleaning the spots from your carpet

If a single droplet of gravy falls on your carpet, it can allure plenty of pests because a tiny drop of gravy will be their feast. But for you it could result in pest infestation and a bad spot on a beautiful carpet right? Then what you need to do is clean it as soon as the gravy drops, use a spray bottle and fill it with a solution of vinegar and water, and spray it in the areas that need the most help. Vinegar has stain removal properties, as well as it won’t let the area stink, which is another point that attracts pests. While spraying the solution, be sure not to completely wet the carpet with liquid, because moisture could lead to mold growth.

4. Shampoo the carpet

There is variety of carpet shampoos available in the market for carpet cleaning so you can buy one and try carpet cleaning. While using it, do follow the guidance on the label, and dry the carpet quickly by letting it dry under the sun, or by speeding up the fans in your home, or any other method, Drying a wet carpet is essential or else it will remain moist. And moist carpet can attract loads of pest, as they love damp and moist areas.

5. Carpet cleaning using baking soda

Yes, you can use baking soda to clean up a carpet. All you need is sprinkle a certain amount of baking soda on the carpet and leave it for at least thirty minutes. After thirty minutes just vacuum it using a vacuum cleaner. Yo can also leave it overnight, then it will give baking soda to work, softening the stains and consuming the odors. You can also use other carpet powder available in the market.

6. Using insecticides and sprays

If you have seen any signs of carpet infestation, or you want to prevent infestation use a specifically labeled spray against carpet pests and apply insecticide to the carpet. Chemical treatment has a faster effect than any other natural remedies, so opt for chemical treatment.


There cannot be anything worse than having a dirty and unhygienic carpet. I am sure you hate it too and you wish to get rid of dirt and germs. We have already discussed six different ways of carpet cleaning and if you follow those tips, you will be able to clean your carpet easily. But, if you lack the time or don’t feel like cleaning the carpet yourself then you can simply hire professional cleaning agencies for carpet cleaning services.

Best things about hiring professional services are that they have the access to latest tools and equipment using which they can offer great quality cleaning services. Domestic and commercial cleaning agencies are available across all of the major cities such as Kolkata, Pune, Bangalore, and all of Delhi NCR.

Hope you will be able to get rid of dirt, germs and pests from the carpet easily. If you have any other ideas and tips on carpet cleaning that I may have missed, feel free to share through comment below.

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