This guide was designed to teach you how to clean carpet in your motor home. With more and more people wanting to travel, motor homes are only growing in popularity. Unfortunately, due to their very nature, you track more dirt onto the carpet of your motor home than any other carpet you own. While carpet cleaning methods are pretty similar to the method you would use to clean traditional carpet, there are subtle differences that you should be aware of. With this guide and a little hard work, the carpet in your motor home will once again be fresh and clean.
The best way to prevent your motor home's carpet from becoming too dirty is with regular care. Most people tend to wait years to clean their motor home carpet, but if you clean it regularly, the whole process will be much easier, far less time consuming and even cheaper. If you happen to be one of the people who haven’t cleaned their motor home's floor in years, you may want to consider calling in a professional. While it will certainly cost more than doing it yourself, if you’ve got years and years of dirt built up in your motor home carpet, it would be very difficult to try cleaning yourself. Otherwise, you should thoroughly vacuum your entire motor home after every use. This will help to lift any dirt before it has a chance to settle or get driven deeper into the carpet through foot traffic. After vacuuming, you may only need to spot clean. If this is the case, get dry carpet shampoo and follow the instructions on the box.
Cleaning the Carpet
If regular preventative maintenance isn’t enough, there is still something you can do. Go to your local grocery store or hardware store and either purchase or rent a carpet cleaning machine. These machines are pretty bulky, so make sure you measure the walkways of your motor home and the carpet cleaning machine to ensure it will fit in your motor home. If not, you will have to find a smaller one. Since you probably don’t need a heavy duty, industrial sized carpet cleaning machine a small one will not degrade the quality of the cleaning. Once you have your machine follow the instructions to the letter and get under every seat, cleaning every nook and cranny you can possibly reach.
After you do the carpet cleaning process, you will need to give your carpet ample time to dry. Leave the windows in your motor home cracked and refrain from walking on the carpet for about a week. If you absolutely must walk on it before that then take your shoes off at the door and only walk on it with either clean socks or clean feet.
Hopefully some of these strategies will work for you when it comes time to clean your motor home. Just remember, regular maintenance will save you the headache and hassle of having to clean the carpet so much.