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How to Make Your Carpet Germ-Free

Posted on: July 10, 2012

Germs can be one of the big problems that a carpet owner can have. Nobody wants to have a carpet that is filled with germs that can infect any visitor, guest, or any member of your household at any given moment. Germs are tough to remove on your carpet because you cannot really see where they are. You may think that your carpet looks clean but deep in the carpet fibers a ton of germs are just lying around silently.

Making your carpet germ-free can actually be quite simple as long as you know the right steps to make it happen. If you are looking for tips or advice on how you can make your carpet germ-free, check out the very useful guide below to help you out.

• Steam Cleaning Your Carpet – Steam cleaning is probably the most useful and effective way to get rid of germs on your carpet. For those who are not familiar with this kind of carpet cleaning method yet, steam cleaning makes use of a machine which dispenses hot water at very high pressure. This is a great technique to use in making your carpet germ-free because it is able to reach the deep parts of the carpet. Also, the hot water serves as a way to kill off the germs and get rid of them as well as any other dirt and unwanted particles on your carpet. Steam cleaning is quite easy to do too; all you need is to rent a steam cleaner device and you’ll be off and killing germs on your carpet in no time. There are also carpet cleaning companies who offer steam cleaning services at a reasonable price.
• Using Carpet Disinfectants on Your Carpet – Another way that you can use to get rid of germs is to use a carpet disinfectant solution on the carpet. You can get one in most groceries and stores or better yet you can make one of your own by using some items around the house. If you prefer to use the latter and make your own carpet disinfectant solution, you simply need to mix one part of clear household ammonia with four parts of warm water. The ammonia is great in disinfecting the carpet and will surely get rid of any germs and bacteria that may be hiding in the carpet fibers. Apply the disinfectant solution on the carpet and allow it to set for several minutes. Afterward, use a wet/dry vac or some rags to extract it and dry the area completely.

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