Professional cleaner reveals why you should NEVER clean your carpet with dishwashing liquid

  • Professional cleaner reveals why you shouldn’t use dishwashing liquid on carpet
  • Kacie from The Big Clean Co says that it is extremely hard to remove from carpet
  • When professionals perform carpet extraction foam will bubble from the surface
  • ‘You can’t hide hacks you tried before, your carpet reveals the secrets,’ she wrote

A professional cleaner has revealed why you should never use dishwashing liquid on carpet – despite singing its praises for almost every other surface.

Melbourne cleaner Kacie, from The Big Clean Co, says the product is one of the most versatile on the market but that whenever a chemical is put onto carpet it’s important to remove it completely.

Due to its make up, dishwashing liquid is one of the hardest to remove and therefore sits in the carpet for months going rancid.

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Professional cleaner Kacie (pictured) praises the multi-purpose abilities of dishwashing liquid

Although the professional cleaner has revealed why you should never use it to clean your carpet

Professional Melbourne cleaner Kacie (pictured) who praises the multi-purpose abilities of dishwashing liquid has revealed why you should never use it to clean carpet

Professional cleaners perform ‘hot water extractions’ on carpet where high pressure hot water goes into clean material and a powerful vacuum sucks dirt out. 

Although if an amateur uses dishwashing liquid on the surface and a professional performs an extraction foam will bubble from the material. 

‘So along comes a pro and that dishwashing liquid residue mixes with the high pressure water going in and hello foam,’ Kacie wrote. 

‘You can’t hide those hacks you tried before you called a professional carpet cleaner… Your carpet reveals the secrets,’ she wrote. 

However, when it comes to cleaning rugs, a mum from Adelaide recently discovered a simple method that completely transformed her dirty floor in minutes. 

Mum, Amanda, used the unlikely combination of shaving cream and her high pressure hose to remove marks and grime from the material. 

Mum, Amanda, used the unlikely combination of shaving cream and her high pressure hose (before)

She used a combination of $2 Black and Gold shaving cream from Aldi and her high pressure hose

Mum, Amanda, used the unlikely combination of $2 shaving cream and her high pressure hose to remove marks and grime from the material 

To clean the rug she first wet the patterned area with water and then sprayed Black and Gold shaving cream from Aldi onto the wool.

She then scrubbed the patterned area and worked the cream into the rug then left it to sit for 20 minutes.

This powerful combination instantly removed dirty marks and grime from the material (after)

Once the cream soaked into the rug Amanda used a high pressure hose and blasted the shaving cream right off to reveal the clean pattern she hadn’t seen in years 

Once the cream soaked into the rug Amanda used a high pressure hose and blasted the shaving cream right off to reveal the clean pattern she hadn’t seen in years. 

While she left her rug to dry outside she posted incredible before and after shots of the results in a popular Facebook cleaning page to wow other mums.

‘These before and after pics are unbelievable. Such a difference! Think I’ll give it a try,’ a mum wrote. 

How to clean your rug: 

  1. Take the dirty rug and place it outside.
  2. Wet the rug with water and then spray shaving cream onto the surface area.
  3. Scrub and worked the cream into the rug then let it to sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Once the cream has soaked into the rug use a high pressure hose to blast the shaving cream right off.
  5. Let the top and underneath areas dry and the clean rug will be revealed.

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