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#1 of 12 Old 03-02-2011, 11:55 AM - Thread Starter
 
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We're deep cleaning carpets this weekend, and I'd like to use our Country Save laundry detergent (I've heard of a lot of people using it, or Rockin' Green). 


Has anyone done this?  Or do you have another recipe?  I really want to avoid products that are hard to find (no natural food stores here), and vinegar (can't stand the smell). 

 

We're renting a house that had dogs before, so cleaning often stirs up dog smell.  We've had a few cat barf, Pepsi spill, and baby-pee incidents since we moved in. 

 

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we use oxyclean for normal basic cleaning and we use natures miracle for pet stains ( I'd also use it for kids urine spots)

 

 

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I have no idea.  lol  I need to clean a couple spots on our carpet with our little green clean machine, but I have no clue what I can use in it.  Do you have to buy special soaps, or can you use something like laundry detergent or something?  I have Ecover laundry detergent...can I use that?  How much?

 

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I actually use half a capful of Eco Nuts liquid detergent and dilute it. It takes out the stinky wet dog smell just fine.

 

Before that I used oxyclean which helped with stains but not with odors too much. 

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I actually use half a capful of Eco Nuts liquid detergent and dilute it. It takes out the stinky wet dog smell just fine.

 

Before that I used oxyclean which helped with stains but not with odors too much. 

Can you do a  mixture of the two, maybe? 
 

 


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Can you do a  mixture of the two, maybe? 
 

 


I don't see why not!

 

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Bac-Out is the best thing I've ever used in my carpet washer. Stains disappear, carpet smells fresh (but not perfumed), and the product is eco-friendly. 


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Bio clean makes a carpet shampoo you can buy on amazon I've also had friends with sick or aging ( and therein no longer house broken dogs ) just fill the cqet clear tank with nature mirical and hav great luck
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Do you know how much soap people add when using Rockin' Green or Country Save?  I really need to do my carpets soon and have a Rug Doctor.  I am afraid to just dump whatever amount in.  

 

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Since I didn't have the time to order from Amazon (and when I order Bac-Out, it always leaks and arrives empty) ...

 

I tried our Country Save detergent.  Just a teaspoon, since I figure the carpet cleaning tank is waaaaaaaayyy smaller than the washing machine.  The carpet still felt over-soaped and I had to go back over with plain water to rinse. 

 

In the end, just 50/50 vinegar/water was my fav, after doing the spots with Biokleen's version of Oxi-Clean.

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I just use my homemade laundry detergent (I use Fels Naptha). I use maybe half a cup per tank of water.

 


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Has anyone tried Simple Green?  I'm going to be moving soon and will need to rent a carpet cleaner.  Last time we used a tiny amount of country save and then rinsed with vinegar but I don't use country save anymore.


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