How to Clean and Revive Old Tired Carpet


Old damaged carpet can give a room an unclean feeling. Carpet is walked over in dirty muddy shoes, it has spillages and numerous other accidents that have occurred over time by kids or pets, this means it may start to age earlier than it should do. Reviving old carpet can bring a room back to life the impact it can have is outstanding.

Steps to Reviving Your Old Carpet

Step 1

Remove all the furniture you may have in the room, this will allow you to gain access to every nook and cranny of carpet without letting objects get in the way.

Step 2

Vacuum the carpet thoroughly to remove any loose dirt or dust that has been hiding under your furniture for a long time.

Step 3

Pre-treat food and pet stains using a solution. You can buy these carpet cleaners at your local store or make it at home with equal parts of white vinegar and water. Wipe this solution over the areas that need it with a clean cloth and rub until the stain has gone, then continue to rinse with a clean cloth and water.

Step 4

Get rid of grease and oil stains by rubbing away with a blunt plastic tool or blotting up any new grease with a piece of kitchen roll. Sprinkle baby powder over the stain and leave it on the stain for roughly 3 hours before vacuuming it up. Treat the remaining stain with equal parts of vinegar and hot water.

Step 5

Deep clean the carpet with a steam cleaner. If you don’t have a steam cleaner ask a friend, or you can even hop online and rent one for a small price. This will be very effective and will help get all the muck out of the carpet in an eco-friendly way to clean a dirty carpet. If your carpet is in need of some serious help you may even wish to hire a local cleaning service to do the job for you, they have all the tools and solutions to make your carpet look brand new. 

Step 6

Eliminate lingering odours by applying baking soda on the dry carpet, leave the baking soda to sit overnight and vacuum it up in the morning. You could also put fabric conditioner in a small spray bottle with some water and spray this on the carpet to help it stay smelling fresh for longer.



How to prevent knotty carpets

Knotty carpets can be a huge issue and sometimes the fibres in an old piece of carpet can be lying low and get tangled. Knotty carpets can be prevented by:

  • Regularly changing furniture positions – this obviously doesn’t need to be done every day by occasionally move the furniture just a few inches, for example, the legs of a sofa are going to be very heavy, applying a lot of pressure on the carpet, resulting in the carpet becoming squashed and tangled.
  • Place a rug over areas that experience high traffic, this will prevent the carpet from becoming worn. Instead, the rug will take all the beating, keeping your carpet looking good for longer. 
  • Purchasing a high-quality carpet. The fibres in a good quality carpet are going to last you that little bit longer.
  • Apply fabric conditioner in a spray bottle with some water and slowly tease the carpet fibres up with a fork, this will also give your carpet a lovely smell and keep your fabric fresh.


We hope that our blog has helped you revive your old carpet if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch via 01525 222866 or head over to our website our friendly team are always on hand to help.