How to Remove Stubborn Stains from Carpet Part 1

No carpet stain is easy to remove but some are particularly hard to get rid of them. Whether you are dealing with spills or other accidents, it is important to act immediately to completely remove the stain. However, it is not always possible to notice spills on time, but even so there is a good chance to eliminate an old stain if you stick to certain cleaning techniques. Some stains such as wine, blood and urine are more difficult to remove but with proper tools and elbow grease you can successfully deal with them. Whether you are trying to get rid of an old  stain or new one, try a simple homemade cleaning solution before hiring professional carpet cleaning company.
To remove unknown old stains from your carpet, pour cold water on the stain to saturate it first. Then, use paper towels to absorb the water and some of the stain by pressing the towels firmly over the problematic area. Avoid rubbing the stain as this can cause the stain to spread or even damage the carpet fibers permanently. Once you have blotted up the moisture, spray a mixture of ¼ cup of warm water and ¾ cup of white vinegar over the stained area and let it soak in for several minutes. Use a spray bottle to apply the solution. Absorb the vinegar solution from the carpet with dry white cloth and repeat the process if the stain remains. Allow the carpet to air dry after the stain is completely removed.
Treat wine stains as quickly as possible. First, soak up as much of the wine as you can with paper towels. Use new, clean paper towels when the previous ones become saturated to avoid reapplying wine to the carpet. If the wine stain has dried, re-saturate it by pouring cold water on it. To make a cleaning solution, combine 1 teaspoon of dish detergent or 1 tablespoon of ammonia with 1 cup of warm water. Use the detergent solution to remove wine stains on wool carpets, and the ammonia solutions on any other carpets. Blot up the solution and the stain with a dry white cloth and leave the carpet to air dry.
If you cannot remove some stain, you can always hire professional carpet cleaners to come in and clean the carpet. Professionals are enough experienced to figure out the type of the stain at first glance and decide which cleaning technique would do the work without damaging your carpet.


October 20, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning

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