How to Remove Stubborn Stains from Carpet Part 2

If you haven’t read part 1 of How to Remove Stubborn Stains from Carpet, check it out to find out how to remove wine or unknown stains from your carpet with simple home remedy. In case you are not interested in these stains, then here are a few more tips on how to deal with some other stubborn stains and more particularly with blood or pet stains when they occur on your carpet.
Blood stains are associated with pain. A small cut or a hit in the edge of a furniture can cause unsightly blood stain on your carpet. Once you have treated the wound, do not forget to treat the stain as well. Blood can be extremely difficult to remove once it has dried. So, act quickly and blot as much of the blood as possible with paper towels while it is still fresh. Use new paper towels when the old ones get saturated. However, if the stain has dried, pour cold water over the area to wet the stain, then blot it up using paper towels. Spray the problematic area with a mixture of ¼ teaspoon of dish detergent and 1 cup of cold water. Wait the solution to sit on the carpet for several minutes then soak it up with a dry white cloth. You may need to repeat the process two or three times before the blood stain to be completely lifted. Let the carpet air dry after the stain is no longer visible. If you have problems removing a blood stain, you can call professionals to come in and clean your carpet.
Pet owners often have problems with pet stains on their carpets. When cleaning up an urine stain, the first thing you should do is to blot up as much of the yellow liquid as possible with paper towels. Use your foot to press the towels down in order more urine to be absorbed. Replace the paper towels when they get soaked. For dry stains, use water to moisten them before blotting with paper towels. When no more urine transfers to the paper towels, apply a cleaning solution of ½ cup of white vinegar and ½ cup of warm water to the stained area. Use a spray bottle for that purpose then leave the solution to sit on the carpet for about 15 minutes. Soak up the vinegar solution using a dry white rag. If the stain remains, repeat the procedure until no stain lefts. Let the carpet air dry before walking on the wet area.

October 21, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


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