1. Ash at |

    I would use rubbing alcohol instead of the hydrogen peroxide because you should not mix vinegar and hp.

  2. Jan at |

    We tried this today will let you know how it works

  3. Janet Scheer at |

    Am I supposed to use this full strength after making it or fill to the water line on solution tank and then add the shampoo?

  4. Ben at |

    I think I will leave out the vinegar and replace with baking soda to raise the ph then maybe ri SE with vinegar water

  5. Melanie at |

    Thank you for this! We will be moving to home with carpet soon–i hate carpet, but at least I now am armed with a good cleaning solution until we can afford to rip it up and put down tile.

  6. Melissa at |

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I tried it on some really disgusting carpet with lots of stains and it worked suprisingly great. For those saying not to mix the vinegar and peroxide, it’s a very dulited amount. It’s mostly water. Just rinse the tank afterwards and it should be fine. I didn’t notice any carpet discoloration at all. Only fresh and clean carpet! Yay ☺️

  7. Tyler Rice at |

    Don’t do this! Mixing hydrogen peroxide and vinegar creates peracetic acid! Very corrosive!

    1. Linda at |

      You are exactly right! I thought the same thing when I saw this recipe. I am, however, looking for an effective DIY carpet cleaning recipe for my machine – do you know of one?
      Thank you,

  8. Stacy Kilb at |

    Does the vinegar leave behind any sort of odor? My husband finds its scent nauseating!

    1. Kelley at |

      The smell of vinegar dissipates after use. I use it to clean counter tops, etc… and the smell never lasts! (:

  9. Brian at |

    Great article. Just be careful with peroxide, especially on wool.

  10. Brian at |

    Great article. I would just add that, people should be careful when using peroxide even at 3% solution as it could damage carpeting, especially wool!
    We clean carpets in Norwalk, Ctand have seen our share of damage caused by homemade spot treatments.

  11. N. Willis at |

    I’m on a budget here and really needed help like this. Thank you so much <3

  12. Daisy Finch at |

    Thank you for sharing. I truly enjoyed reading your well written post. <3

  13. Valeera Sands at |

    Fantastic article. Thanks for sharing the info it helps me a lot. I will recommend it to all my friends and colleagues.

    Best Regards! Newington Carpet Cleaners Ltd.

  14. Farhaana at |

    I have heard that vinegar can set stains. Have you heard of that?

  15. Cory Waltmathe at |

    I am sorry to hear your story. I can really feel how stressed you are when it happened. Aside from furniture pieces, the carpet is one of the things that require attention after a flood. The good thing here is that you know how to resolve this kind of problem. White vinegar is an all-around cleaner, indeed. Using this material will surely give you a satisfying result.

  16. Water Damage Repair at |

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on basement water damage. Regards

  17. seher aniat at |

    I didn’t know you could make your own carpeting shampoo! Very awesome!


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