Dirt Stains, or How to Get Rid of Them

Perhaps, the most common thing that stains a carpet is dirt. You can end up with dirt stains on your carpet by a variety of way but the good news is that these stains are usually not that difficult to remove. It would be best to call professional cleaners to clean you carpet if large areas of it are stained, however, for small spots, you can tackle the dirt stain by following these simple steps.

  1. Unlike most stains that should be treated immediately, dirt stains are best to be tackled when dried. So, if there is mud on you carpet, let it dry first and then proceed with the stain removal. Use a metal spoon to scrape out as much of the dirt as possible, then pick up the loose dirt with your vacuum cleaner.
  2. To remove the dirt that has set in the carpet fibers, spray the stain with water first, then blot it up with a clean white cotton cloth . Apply some more water to the area and blot again until the dirt doesn’t come out of the carpet any more. In some cases this may be enough to remove all of the dirt stain, but if not, go on to the  next step.
  3. Make a cleaning solution, suggested by  cleaners Bell Green, by mixing 1/8 teaspoon of dish-washing detergent with 2 cups of warm water. Pour the solution into a spray bottle and then apply it to the stain. Rub the solution into the stain with gentle motions using a clean cloth. Use another clean cloth to blot at the spot repeatedly in order to get the stain out of the carpet.
  4. Use a dampen cloth to rinse the cleaning solution out of the carpet. Blot up as much moisture from the carpet as possible using a dry cotton rag, and leave the cleaned area to dry completely before walking on it.

 Cleaners Bell Green suggest an alternative solution involving 3-percent hydrogen peroxide. Pour a small amount of hydrogen peroxide onto a cloth or cotton swab and blot it into the dirt stain. Let sit for an hour and rinse the area with plain water.

January 16, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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