You don’t use dish soap for cooking. The same argument can be used for cleaning carpet with vinegar. Despite several claims online that vinegar is a great homemade cleaning solution, we are reluctant to recommend vinegar for carpet cleaning or anything beyond cooking.

There are several studies that prove vinegar is an ineffective solution for removing soil and dirt from surfaces. The reason vinegar is being touted as a wonderful cleaning agent is because it is a good disinfectant. You can also use it to conceal various unpleasant odors in your home. But in the end, it doesn’t actually clean items or surfaces in your home.

In order to clean carpet, you need a solution that can penetrate the surface of the carpet and extract dirt and bacteria deep down in the fibers. You then need to remove all of that dirt from the carpet. Vinegar is unable to do either.

You could mix warm water and vinegar to create a deodorizer of sorts and spray it over your carpet to conceal any odors emanating from them but this will not actually remove the cause of the odor. For that you will need to hire a San Antonio carpet cleaner with the proper tools, training and techniques.

That’s where Chem-Dry of Bexar County comes in! We have almost 35 years of experience in cleaning carpet with healthy and effective solutions. We don’t use soap or chemicals and we don’t use vinegar either.

Our cleaning agent, The Natural®, is a powerful green carpet cleaning solution able to lift embedded particles and grime from carpet. Then we remove it from your home for good with Hot Carbonating Extraction (HCE).

A bottle of vinegar is no comparison to the cleaning power of Chem-Dry of Bexar County and The Natural®.

Leave vinegar for cooking and call Chem-Dry of Bexar County at (210) 680-4891 for carpet cleaning. Drier. Cleaner. Healthier.® Learn more about our services online: