How to Steam Clean a Carpet Properly

Your carpets tend to pick up a lot of dirt and debris easily, and the moment you lay your carpet on the floor, it gets exposed to your feet, dirty shoes and urine from your pets. Dirt on your carpet may be either external or deep. But your vacuum cleaner will only pick up superficial dirt and debris from the carpet. 

You need to explore other options, in order to address dirt that is deeply entrenched in your carpets and rugs. One of the most effective ways to get rid of deep dirt is -to steam clean the carpet. 


Steam is basically the hot water in vaporized form. The steam is capable of go through the inner fibers of your carpets to clean it. Steam cleaning also kills unwanted microbes lurking in the depths of your carpet, in the process. 

How to Steam Clean A Carpet Step-by-Step

A few tips and tricks on how to steam clean your valuable carpets are mentioned below:


Proper Preparation

Pick a steam cleaner that is highly rated, before beginning to steam clean the carpet. While you check its useful features, make certain that you check its water and soil removal capacity. 

Make sure to check for how it retains the fiber surface of your carpet. The maximal amount of water and lots of soil can be removed with an ideal steam cleaner. 

However, it should not damage the overall appearance and integrity of your carpet at the same time. The carpet will dry out completely in at least 12 hours or so if your steam cleaner is able to remove enough amounts of water.

If the steam cleaner over -wets your carpet, it may cause the growth of mold and damage your carpet's assistance. Your carpet will end up re-soiling faster, If you use a steam cleaner that is not powerful enough to completely extract the cleaning solution.

Steam Clean a Carpet


Check the Weather

Check the prevailing weather conditions outside, before steam cleaning your carpet. Ensure that you clean your carpet when the weather outside is sunny to allow you to dry out the carpet completely. 

It will probably not be a good idea to steam clean your carpet if the weather is humid outside.


Remove Any Obstacles

Don’t keep any furniture or obstacles on your carpet. This will make sure that you have a clear, straight path to clean without any barriers. In high traffic areas, you will be able to see any dirt on your carpet quite clearly.


Steam Cleaner

The steam cleaner is a good way to keep your carpets clean. Fill out the steam cleaner's container with hot water. The cleaner comes with a manual- check the manual of the steam cleaner in order for you to establish how much cleaning solution you should use. 

Use a cleaning solution that has a pH of less than 10. This step will guarantee that your carpet fibers and dye's integrity are not compromised in any way.


Dirt easily finds its way back to the inner depths of the fibers of the carpet. Steam cleaning is the best option, In order to ensure that the inner areas of your carpet are cleaned out.

Theresa Lori

Theresa Lori, a Mom, a Wife, and a blog writer based in the United States. Published on Pro Vacuum Cleaner in need of a new vacuum cleaner, carpet cleaner, steam mop, or even spare parts & accessories for your beloved appliance. And also lots of Cleaning tips for your Home, Carpet, Tiles, Wooden floor.

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