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Can I Use Fabuloso on Carpet?

I have had some of my readers ask, can I use Fabuloso on carpet? So, today, I have decided to answer this question in this article.

Fabuloso is well known for its cleaning and deodorizing properties. Designed for use on hard surfaces, it was quickly discovered that it is also great for cleaning clothes, couches, and more. But can you use Fabuloso on carpet?

The answer is not altogether straightforward. Join us as we examine the facts about using Fabuloso as a carpet cleaner.

Fabuloso can be used to clean carpets. It cleans and deodorizes carpets and can be used alone or in a mix of detergents. After using Fabuloso on your carpet, wipe it off, rinse the area with water, and, once dry, vacuum the carpet to restore its clean, sweet-smelling, and fluffy state. 

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If you have run out of your regular carpet cleaning detergent or are simply looking for an alternative, Fabuloso may be a good option for you. This cleaner has a variety of uses and, thankfully, cleaning carpets is one of them.

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Can I Use Fabuloso on Carpet?

Fabuloso is, well, fabulous! Originally designed to clean hard surfaces like kitchen counters, it has become widely used in homes locally and internationally. The range of scents available makes this cleaner an even more attractive choice, and it is entirely understandable that you would want to use it to clean as many surfaces as possible.

While there are a few surfaces that do not do well when cleaned with Fabuloso, thankfully, carpets are among those that can benefit from a Fabuloso clean.

It is not recommended that you perform a deep clean with only Fabuloso. This cleaner is better suited to spot cleaning small areas and stains or giving an all-over clean to small rugs.

What Makes Fabuloso Good for Cleaning Carpet?

Fabuloso is a cleaning agent. It is comprised of multiple cleaning chemicals that assist in ridding surfaces of dirt. Two of the critical ingredients in Fabuloso are citric acid and sodium chloride. These chemicals are potent cleaning agents to rid your carpet of grime and dirt.

The range of scents that help this cleaner stand apart from competitor brands adds a personal and lovely touch to your cleaned carpet.

It is suitable for cleaning fabrics, and since carpet is fabric, it follows that this detergent is ideal for your carpets.

It is wise to note that Fabuloso is not recommended for use on delicate fabrics or any hard surface that is porous. For that reason, it may be a good idea to test your carpet’s reaction to the detergent before beginning use on a large area.

How to Use Fabuloso to Clean Carpet

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There are a few known ways to clean your carpet using Fabuloso. Let us have a look at these to help you decide which method could be the best for you.

#1. How to Use Fabuloso to Clean Small Areas

Fabuloso works well when used on small areas of a carpet. Dirt and stains like pet paw prints, food or drink spills, dirt from under shoes, and more are no match for the cleaning prowess of Fabuloso.

Before you begin, gather any loose dirt, like soil, or food, to avoid rubbing more dirt into the carpet as you attempt to clean.

Your first step is to test Fabuloso on your carpet. Like any new detergent, testing a small area is wise to avoid having the detergent stain or bleach your pricey carpet.

How to Test Fabuloso on Your Carpet

To test Fabuloso on your carpet, select a small area that is out of the way and typically hidden. You might consider using a portion of carpet that is usually under a couch or behind a door. Apply undiluted Fabuloso directly to your test area and rub it with a clean rag.

Leave it for around five minutes. When you return, rinse the test area with a clean rag wet with plain water. Wipe the area until all the Fabuloso is removed.

Once dry, you will be able to see if your test area of the carpet has been negatively affected by the Fabuloso. If there is no bleaching or staining, you are set to clean the dirty areas of your carpet.

Cleaning Small Areas of Carpet

Cleaning small areas of genuinely dirty carpet works in much the same way as the test you have completed.

Identify the dirty areas and apply undiluted Fabuloso from a plastic or spray bottle. Rub and massage the affected area for a few minutes until you begin to notice the dirt lifting. Leave the site for around five minutes. If the dirt persists after this time, rinse the area and then repeat the process until the dirt is removed.

When you notice that the dirt has been removed, rinse the area a final time using a clean, wet cloth and leave it to air out and dry. Once dry, the area can be vacuumed to help the carpet fibers regain their soft and fluffy state.

#2. How to Use Fabuloso to Clean Large Areas

It is not recommended to use Fabuloso to deep clean your carpets. The manufacturers advise that some of the chemicals in the product could damage delicate carpet fibers if used too much. 

In a pinch, you can clean a large carpet area using a similar technique to the one used to clean small areas. Be careful not to let your carpet become too wet with either Fabuloso or water. Overly wet carpets can become damaged and shrink.

When you use Fabuloso to clean a small or large area of carpet, rinse it with clean water afterward. Once dry, vacuum the area to assist the fibers in regaining their bounce.

You may also want to read this article to learn how to dry a carpet quickly after cleaning.

Can I Use Fabuloso in My Carpet Cleaner?

Yes, you can use Fabuloso in a carpet cleaner by mixing it with other ingredients such as liquid laundry detergent, fabric softener and water to make your homemade carpet cleaner. Suppose you are determined or desperate to use Fabuloso to clean a large area of your carpet. In that case, you can easily use this DIY carpet solution.

#3. How to Mix Fabuloso to Create an All-New Carpet Cleaner

According to Life of Leanna Rose, to create your own fantastic carpet cleaner, you will need a few ingredients:

  • ½ Cup Fabuloso
  • 2Tbs of your favorite liquid laundry detergent
  • ½ Tbs of your favorite fabric softener
  • 1 Scoop OxyClean
  • Hot water

Simply pour all the ingredients, except the water, into an empty one-gallon bottle. You may need to use a funnel to ensure nothing gets spilled or wasted. Once all the cleaning agents have been added to the bottle, fill the rest of the bottle with hot water. 

Help the detergents dissolve and mix by giving the bottle a gentle shake with the lid tightly closed. If the mixture becomes foamy, remove the top and let the liquid settle before closing the bottle tightly again.

Labeling the bottle to avoid confusion about its contents is a good idea. This benefits you and anyone else living in or visiting your home.

You can use this all-new carpet cleaner to wash your carpet by hand or add it to water in your carpet cleaner machine.

As always, once you have washed your carpet, rinse it with water. When dry, vacuum the carpet to allow the fibers to bounce back to their soft and cuddly state.

Final Thoughts

Fabuloso may not have been created as a carpet cleaner, but it does a great job removing stubborn dirt from your beloved carpets in small and large areas. To use Fabuloso on your carpets, apply it directly to marks and rub it with a clean rag. Rinse it when clean to remove the soapy residue and prevent bleaching. 

You can also create your own cleaning mix using other detergents and Fabuloso for use on large areas and deep cleaning. When used correctly, it leaves carpets smelling amazing and looking as good as new. 

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