How to Clean Up Carpet Stains

There are many cleaning solutions you can use to remove stains from a carpet. Depending on the type of stain on your carpet, different cleaning solution will be required. If the stain is stubborn, you may even have to use several techniques to get rid of it. However, if you are patient and act with persistence, chances are good to clean up even the nastiest carpet stains.

  1. Try to remove carpet stains with a detergent solution first. This mild solution is a good start for removing a stain, as it won’t damage the carpet fibers while cleaning. So, to make a detergent solution, mix ¼ teaspoon of bleach -free dish soap and 1 quart of warm water in a proper-sized container. Fill a spray bottle with the solution and spray the stain. Use a clean white cloth to blot up the solution along with the stain from the carpet.
  2. To remove wine, beer and blood stains, cleaners Brockley suggest using a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar. Simply saturate the stained area with the solution and then blot the stain with a sponge dampened in plain water. Repeat until the stain is gone, then place a thick layer of paper towels on the spot and press them down with a hand or food to absorb as much of the moisture from the carpet as possible.
  3. To remove egg, ketchup, mustard and pet stains from a carpet, use a mixture of ammonia and water. Pour equal amounts of water and ammonia in a spray bottle and shake well to mix the ingredients. Spray the stain with the solution, so the area is wet but not saturated. Use paper towels to blot the spot, then let the carpet air dry.
  4. Greasy stains caused by lipstick, gravy or crayon  can be removed with rubbing alcohol. Saturate a white paper towel with rubbing alcohol and blot the stained area until the stain vanishes. Be careful while blotting, so you don’t spread the stain.
  5. To get rid of stubborn stains, start with the detergent solution, go on with the vinegar solution and  then use the detergent solution again to complete the stain removal. Blot the area with a dry cloth between each application of cleaning solution to remove the excess moisture from the carpet. If the stain remains, consider hiring professionals, such as cleaners Brockley.


March 12, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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