Carpet Stain Tips

How to Remove Carpet Stains…

In most cases a carpet stain will come from one of two things—plants and animals. Plant based stains are things like wine or coffee, while animal based stains would be things like blood, grease, urine, etc. These stains can be fairly easy to remove if they are done right away, but if too much time passes, a stain can set in and now you have a different problem that needs a different process to treat it.

The Basics Of Carpet Stain Removal

Home-based solutions can work really well for removing carpet stains. Following are some tips….

For animal based stains, use one teaspoon of clear dish soap, laundry detergent and mix the detergent with one cup of very warm water. Be sure to use clear liquid soap so that the dyes in colored detergents will not cause further staining. Put your solution in a spray bottle and thoroughly spray the stain. After it’s wet with the solution, use a metal spoon to agitate the spot lightly. Do not use bristle brushes for this task because it will just make the stain go deeper in the fibers of the carpet. Let the solution soak on the stain for at least five minutes and then blot as much as possible before rinsing, blotting some more and repeating this process until you see the stain disappearing.

For plant-based stains, the procedure is the same but instead of dish soap, you will need to use a half and half solution of white vinegar and warm water. Vinegar is great for tannin stains because the acid breaks the stain down. This works best along with a little elbow grease!

Carpet stain removal can be a frustrating process, but one that can usually be done successfully. Don’t be afraid to try these methods. If all else fails, you will need to call the professionals who can utilize deep steam cleaning and very hot water, along with extraction machines.

For more information on removing a carpet stain, or for any tips you’d like to share, please feel free to leave your comments below, or call us and we’ll be happy to help you with your carpet stain removal!

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