How to Steam Clean Carpet Yourself

Summer is a really busy time with guests coming to your place every now and then. After a busy summer, you will have to take care of your house and do a bit of cleaning. Your carpet in particular will need the extra attention. Steam cleaning is by far one of the best methods to use when cleaning your carpets. This article will go over how to steam clean carpet yourself so that your carpet is restored to its original state. 

How to Steam Clean Carpet Yourself 

Don’t know how to steam clean carpet yourself? First, prepare the steam cleaner, add a commercial carpet cleaning solution for every quarter of boiling water and follow the directions on the cleaner itself. 

What is Steam Cleaning?

Steam cleaning is actually a water-based method which is used for cleaning carpets using a steam cleaner. Many people think that the steam cleans the carpet. But that is not the truth. It is the detergent which comes out with the steam, be it hot or cold. You can perform this cleaning at your home easily. But for that you will need to rent or buy a steam cleaning machine. It will cost you a lot less than hiring a professional every year for cleaning your carpet, making it one of the cheapest ways to clean your carpets

How to Steam Clean

Before you start to steam clean your carpet, you have to vacuum the carpet first to get any ground-in dust out of your carpet. Vacuuming is important to suck up all the loosen dust particles and debris from the carpet. If you want to get your carpet steam cleaned, you need to make sure that there is no dirt or dust in it. Hence, vacuuming thoroughly before steam cleaning is very important. Vacuum back and forth over the rug once and remove all the toys, furniture and other items from the carpet. After you vacuum, you should spot treat any stains that you see. These can be stains from wine, coffee, pet stains and more.

Now, you have to prepare the steam cleaner. Take a tablespoon of commercial carpet cleaning solution for every quarter of the boiling water. Fill the tank based on this measurement. Switch on the steam cleaner and it will be ready to clean the carpet. You will see a strong steam coming out of the cleaner. Move the steam cleaner back and forth properly to ensure that the carpet is completely cleaned. This will also remove all the stains from the carpet.


Don’t know how to steam clean carpet yourself? Using a steam cleaner is surely one of the best ways to remove dust, dirt and debris from the carpet. If you have stains and dirt spots on the carpet, then steam cleaning is the ideal way to get rid of these. You will be able to rent this cleaner if you do not have it as well. Make sure to cover each and every corner of your carpet to clean the entire carpet thoroughly. Also, make sure to keep your carpet is complete empty when you are applying the steam cleaner on it. A steam cleaner can not only help you in cleaning the stains but it also helps you to restore back the texture of the carpet fibers cheaply. After you’ve steam cleaned your carpet, you can make your own DIY dry carpet shampoo to keep it clean.