How to Clean Carpet Stains
No matter how careful you are, accidents can happen and you can be faced with the need for dealing with a wide variety of spills and stains on your carpet. While there is no one single general stain removing method or solution which can be applied to all cases, there are some basic steps which you could follow. This way you’ll be able to deal with almost any type of stain.
Except when the stain is from wet mud, make sure to treat it as soon as possible, in order to prevent permanent damage to the rug or carpeting. Blot the spill with a clean cloth, a paper towel, a sponge or similar until you get as much of the spilled liquid off of the carpet. Don’t rub it or scrub it, as you will only embed it deeper into the textile and risk increasing the damage and making the stain bigger.
If you have suffered a non-liquid accident, remove the excess spilled substance with a spatula, spoon or blunt knife. Be careful not to damage the fibres of your carpet. After you are done, you can proceed with the specific carpet stain removal treatment required for the different types of spills. Always dry the treated area with paper towels or a dry cloth, so that the carpet doesn’t get saturated with water or other liquid.
Tested stain removal tips
Here are some clever and tested stain removal tips which you can apply when dealing with the next stain on your favourite rug or carpet:
Spilled coffee or tea can be easily removed by spraying or pouring a little beer on top of the spill. Rub it in very gently. After you are done, the stain should be gone. If necessary repeat.
A cup of ammonia mixed in 2 liters of lukewarm water can help remove a variety of stains from your carpeting. Use as little of the solution as possible, by either spraying it on the spot or by applying it by blotting it with a cloth.
White distilled vinegar is a cheap and highly efficient product which you can use to kill the germs, sanitize, clean and remove stains from your carpet. You can use it for almost any types of stains.
DIY cleaning recipes with vinegar
- half a cup of vinegar with
- 2 tablespoons of salt
Apply the solution on light coloured stains and let it dry completely before vacuuming it off.
Make a paste out of
- a tbsp. of white vinegar and
- 1 tbsp. of corn starch
Apply it on embedded mud and other dirt in your carpet and let it dry for up to 2 days before hoovering it off.
Sprinkle baking soda on a tough stain on your carpet and pour or spray some white vinegar on top of it. Let it sit and when dry – remove it with a vacuum cleaner.
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