Whats the best cleaning solution for commercial carpet? We just started our first business and rented a storefront. I just know that the light-colored carpeting is going to look dingy in no time if we don’t stay on top of it. But there’s no budget for a commercial cleaner.
Sunny Day, Rock Springs, Wyoming
Congratulations on your new business. Let’s see if I can point you to the best cleaning solution for commercial carpet.
If you rent or purchase a carpet cleaning machine, there are three brands of commercial shampoos that work well. All of them are effective for heavily-soiled areas.
Take a look at this article to learn more about them: https://www.tipsbulletin.com/best-carpet-cleaning-solution/ In brief, one is made by Bissell, one by Hoover, and one by Rug Doctor.
For deeper savings, you can also make your own carpet cleaner. For example, try this recipe for a homemade spot remover. It requires two tablespoons of baking soda to sprinkle over the stain. Let it soak up the stain, then vacuum it.
Then combine one and half teaspoons of dish soap with the same amount of white vinegar in a cup of warm water. Dip a clean white cloth into the solution and gently work at the spot. Then blot it dry.
Similarly, you can make a carpet shampoo for use with a machine. It needs a tablespoon of white vinegar, three tablespoons of dish soap, and a half teaspoon of rubbing alcohol. Mix those ingredients in twelve cups of water. Then pour it into the tank and clean as usual.
Finally, you could create an aromatic dry powder to freshen up the carpet between shampooings. It contains baking soda, cornstarch, borax, cloves, and bay leaves. The full recipe is on the page I referenced earlier. All you need to do is sprinkle, leave it overnight, and vacuum in the morning.