How to Clean Carpet Without a Machine

It is possible to clean your carpet without a machine. The problem is that it will take long depending on the room size. I already have a thorough carpet cleaning guide on how to clean the carpet without using a machine. All you need is a few items and a simple vacuum.

It really doesn’t take that much to clean your carpet by hand, just a little bit of patience.

Furthermore, if you have spots on the carpet that requires more than just a simple wash, then keep reading.

Clean spots on carpet without a machine

There are different types of spots that will require different techniques and cleaning solution to clean the carpet. Therefore, you will want to know how to attack each stain depending on what you may have on the carpet.

I’ve completed a simple guide below on what product and techniques you should use for each specific spot stain. So, let’s begin.

Red Wine Spots

How to Clean Carpet Without a Machine

Red wine seems like one of those stains that are impossible to remove, but I can assure you that you can remove it. This is true for all types and color of rugs. Yes, even white rugs!

The items you will need to remove red wine from the carpet is baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, water, and rag.

You will first pour and saturate the wine spot with the hydrogen peroxide. You can be a little generous here as you want it to soak deep into the fibers of the carpet.

Next you will generously apply the baking soda ash on top of the wine spot. Make sure to cover all visible areas of the stain. If you miss a spot, it will remain at the end of the clean.

You’re going to let the baking soda mix with the hydrogen peroxide for 10 minutes. You will notice that the mixture will become a paste like substance. This is exactly what you want because the paste will breakdown the stain at a molecular level.

Lastly, you will use water in a cup to rinse off the paste left behind by the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Use a rag to pick up all the moisture and liquid. You should immediately see that the stain is gone if you saturated the spot properly.

If a heavy spot remains, redo the method on the spot to complete the spot removal.

Pet accidents

Removing pet/animal stains is not that difficult. To remove them you will need water and any generic dish soap. I prefer to use Dawn ultra as it has the effectiveness for this job. You will also need a rag and a hair drier.

First, you will use 1 cup of hot water pour in a spoon full of dish washing soap. Mix it together to get your home-made remedy in a cup or bowl.

Gently spill it on the animal stain and let it saturate a few seconds. Use the rag to press down on the carpet so you force the mixture go deeper into the rug. The, you will repeat the process again until the stain is visibly gone.

Once you see the pet stain is gone, you will use regular water to wash and delude the soap mixture, so your carpet doesn’t feel slippery.

Finally, you will use a hair drier to dry the mixture with the hot/warm setting. Make sure to move the drier in circular motion and don’t keep it facing the same spot of the rug. Depending on the material of your rug, you don’t want any plastic fibers to burn/melt with the hot setting of the dryer.

Alternatively, if you don’t have a hair dryer, you can use a small fan and place it on the soiled area. You will leave it for about an hour, so it completely dries. Once you’re done, the spot should be gone with no bad odor.

Coffee stain

To remove coffee stain from any carpet, you will need 3% hydrogen peroxide, a spray bottle, a rag, and an iron.

You will start off by spraying the coffee stain with hot water. This is to make sure the carpet gets damp for this method to work.

Next, use 3% hydrogen peroxide and spray it over the damp area on the stain. Don’t be afraid to be generous with the amount you spray.

Now you will get a clean rag and wet and rinse it with hot water under a sink. You will need a damp rag for this next process.

Lay the damp rag on top of the stain and then put your iron on the STEAM setting. You will leave the iron over it for about 20-30 seconds. You will notice that the steam forces the stain to go up onto the cloth and not back onto the carpet.

Remove the iron and rag and repeat this process on the stain that is still visible. You will keep doing this until the stain is completely gone. Be sure to not let the iron stay on top for more than 30 seconds as you don’t want to burn and ruin your carpet.

Finally, after about 4-5 minutes you will notice the stain is gone. At the end of this, you will use a dry rag and soak up any remaining residue left over. If you see a little stain, wait 24 hours as the hydrogen peroxide will discolor it overnight.

Tape or any adhesive residue

How to Clean Carpet Without a Machine

To remove tape or adhesive residue, you will want to use a home mixture in a spray bottle. In the bottle you will pour in hot water and mix it with dish washing soap. You don’t need a lot of dish soap, just enough until you see some suds when you shake the bottle.

You will then generously spray on the adhesive located in the carpet and use a rag to agitate it. I would recommend using a hand brush if you have one here.

You will repeat the process again. You may have to do this a few times if the adhesive is harder to remove. Gently rub the area with a rag or brush as much as you need to until you see the adhesive come off.

Once you are satisfied with the adhesive removal, you will end it with a simple pass of a vacuum. This will help remove any leftover debris and dry the carpet, so it won’t attract any soil.

Hopefully this guide shows you exactly how to tackle each stain which requires no machine to clean your carpet.