clean carpet

The internet often recommends common household items for cleaning carpet stains. One of the more popular recommendations is vinegar for carpet cleaning. Another popular tip is to use ammonia for cleaning carpet stains.

We don’t think it is a good idea to use ammonia to try to remove stains from your carpet. There is the potential for permanent damage to both natural and synthetic carpet types.

If you use ammonia on a wool carpet or rug you will ruin the wool. This is because ammonia is high in alkaline and that will lead to irreversible damage to the wool carpet or rug fibers.

If you use ammonia for cleaning stains on synthetic carpet there is a chance the alkaline will degrade the carpet fibers. The ammonia can cause color dyes in carpet to become unstable and will often strip manufacturer stain and static guards as well.

Ammonia is a toxic solution not meant for carpet cleaning. Be careful using ammonia anywhere near children or pets as it can lead to respiratory issues and other health problems. Never mix ammonia with other cleaning products or chemicals. The chemical reaction could lead to even great toxicity in your home and near your family.

Leave ammonia for bathroom and kitchen tile floors and leave carpet cleaning to the professionals at Chem-Dry of Fort Wayne in Allen County, IN.

The solutions we use to clean carpet are non-toxic and all-natural. The Natural®, our proprietary cleaning agent, is green-certified and safe for your home and the environment. It is suitable for all types of carpet and delivers superior results.

Our proven stain removal techniques are successful for all common carpet stains you might consider using ammonia for. Don’t take the risk. Don’t use ammonia for cleaning carpet stains. Trust the certified staff of Chem-Dry of Fort Wayne.

Call (260) 409-1138 to schedule an appointment.