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post #1 of Old 10-08-2010, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everybody. I was wondering if any of you knows which is the best way for cleaning an outdoor carpet. Is it fine if I clean it as the one in the living room.
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post #2 of Old 10-11-2010, 06:09 AM
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I think that you should care about the sun fading. Everything else is the same.
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post #3 of Old 10-13-2010, 12:26 AM
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Though there is not much difference in the technique of cleaning indoor or outdoor carpet.Here are some very easy steps that you can follow to clean outdoor carpet.
  • Vacuum the carpet front and back, thoroughly.
  • Mix a solution of dish soap and warm water.
  • Using the soap mixture, scrub the carpet, paying special attention to any stains.
  • Rinse thoroughly. A garden hose might be useful for this step.
  • Bleach out any mildew or mold, by either lying the carpet in the sun, or by mixing a solution of bleach and water. The carpet should be colorfast no matter what you do to it; but to be safe, test the bleach solution on a tiny area first.
  • Allow the carpet to dry.
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post #4 of Old 10-13-2010, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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Though there is not much difference in the technique of cleaning indoor or outdoor carpet.Here are some very easy steps that you can follow to clean outdoor carpet.
  • Vacuum the carpet front and back, thoroughly.
  • Mix a solution of dish soap and warm water.
  • Using the soap mixture, scrub the carpet, paying special attention to any stains.
  • Rinse thoroughly. A garden hose might be useful for this step.
  • Bleach out any mildew or mold, by either lying the carpet in the sun, or by mixing a solution of bleach and water. The carpet should be colorfast no matter what you do to it; but to be safe, test the bleach solution on a tiny area first.
  • Allow the carpet to dry.
Thanks a lot. This was really helpful for me.
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post #5 of Old 10-14-2010, 03:34 AM
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Regular Vacuum cleaning is important in clear out the soil and dirt.
This will maintain cleanliness and prevent build-up of dust and dirt. A clean carpet is less likely to give odors than a dirty one.

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post #6 of Old 11-02-2010, 01:19 AM
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Though there is not much difference in the technique of cleaning indoor or outdoor carpet.Here are some very easy steps that you can follow to clean outdoor carpet.
  • Vacuum the carpet front and back, thoroughly.
  • Mix a solution of dish soap and warm water.
  • Using the soap mixture, scrub the carpet, paying special attention to any stains.
  • Rinse thoroughly. A garden hose might be useful for this step.
  • Bleach out any mildew or mold, by either lying the carpet in the sun, or by mixing a solution of bleach and water. The carpet should be colorfast no matter what you do to it; but to be safe, test the bleach solution on a tiny area first.
  • Allow the carpet to dry.
These are really nice tips. But be careful when you are using bleach because it can ruin the color of the carpet. If the carpet is colored use a color safe bleach.
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post #7 of Old 11-02-2010, 01:47 AM
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The cleaning is the same unless you have mildew issues than use a antimicrobial like shockwave



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post #8 of Old 11-02-2010, 04:14 AM Thread Starter
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The last one seems pretty helpful. I will definitely try this one for my carpets.
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post #9 of Old 11-15-2010, 01:28 AM
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Welcome Polly i hope you have sort out your problem
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Yes, I did. Thanks a lot for all the useful tips.
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post #11 of Old 12-06-2010, 05:34 AM
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its definitely the same as cleaning your carpet your indoor carpets..make sure to take care of the color because it fades faster because of the sun....

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If you are using a Rotovac turn down the speed to 5 or so.

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post #13 of Old 01-28-2011, 12:14 AM
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For use in wet areas, marine backing is a must-have. For use in slick areas, check for new pads for indoor-outdoor carpets. Plush or thicker pile indoor/outdoor rugs should be used under covered areas only. Use harsher cleaning solutions only when targeting stains; overuse will break down materials.

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