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Using Cornstarch to Clean Your Carpet at Home

If you are a homeowner, getting your carpet clean is probably one activity that you are regularly worrying about. While carpets are very beautiful and make any home more attractive, they can be difficult to clean and maintain. That is why more often than not homeowners need to spend money on carpet cleaning equipment and materials just to get it done. This can be really costly to homeowners who are on a limited budget, which is why some of them just decide not to clean their carpets as best as they could.


If you are putting off getting your carpet cleaned to “get the most out of your money” when you do get it cleaned, this guide is for you. The article will tell you how you can use a cheap and ordinary item such as cornstarch in order to clean your carpet at home in between professional cleanings.


Cornstarch is a cheap and common item that you can usually find in countless kitchen cupboards all over the world. It is really useful in cooking and baking but it also has uses outside the kitchen. One of these uses is in removing stains and cleaning the carpet.

Grease Spills on Carpet


You can actually use cornstarch in several ways if you want to clean your carpet. For one, you can sprinkle it on spills involving water or grease as it helps absorb the foreign material so that you can easily restore the beauty of your carpet at home. Just sprinkle it on the affected area, leave it there for a couple of minutes and then once vacuum it to help remove the oil or other wet particles on your carpet fibers.

Fresh Stains on Carpet

If you are dealing with carpet stains, you can likewise use the cornstarch to help clean up the mess. You can combine some cornstarch and some white vinegar in order to produce a cleaning paste that will help remove the stains on your carpet. Once you have the cleaning paste ready, apply it on the affected area and then let it harden. As soon as it becomes hard, use a dull knife to slowly pick at the dried paste and then remove the residue using a vacuum cleaner.

Now you know that you can just use cornstarch to keep your carpet a little more clean between professional cleanings! When the spills have gotten to be overwhelming, call CLEAN Choice Cleaning & Restoration for professional carpet cleaning in Maryland.

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