How to Get Stubborn Stains Out of a Carpet

Carpets can be very difficult to keep clean if you don’t know how. Almost everything can stain a carpet and ruin its appearance. Spilled food or drink, dirt and pet mess are just some of the things that can leave unsightly stains in the very moment they touch the carpet. Knowing how to deal with these stubborn stains can save the beauty of your carpet and your home as well.

  1. Use a white cloth or paper towels to blot up any excess liquid if the stain is fresh and wet. Use vacuum cleaner to remove any dirt or crumbs from the carpet.
  2. Soak a cloth with warm water or club soda and blot the stain. You can use a spray bottle to spray the water or the club soda directly onto the stain and then to blot with a dry rag, as carpet cleaning Holborn suggests. After you have applied the liquid to the stain, allow it to sit for 20 seconds before soaking it up with paper towels or a cloth.
  3. Make a solution by mixing 1/3 cup of either vinegar or ammonia and 2/3 cup of warm water in a spray bottle. It is not recommended using ammonia on dark-coloured carpets as it has a bleaching effect. Spray the solution onto the stain and soak it up after a minute. Press paper towels or a rag against the stained area to absorb the solution.
  4. If the stains is still visible, add a quarter cup of hydrogen peroxide to the vinegar or ammonia solution, and apply it the same way. The hydrogen peroxide will boost the cleaning power of your solution, according to carpet cleaning Holborn.
  5. Pour undiluted rubbing alcohol on a white cloth, and dab it at the stained area. Wait for a minute, and blot it up. Alcohol works well on sticky stains.

September 17, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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