Continue reading to discover about carpet stains and how to remove them yourself at home
You can be too careful and still have a stain on your carpet. Instead of panicking, the best course of action is to act quickly and remove it so that it does not stay there permanently. Read more below about the five most common types of carpet stains and how to remove them.
Coffee & Tea
- One of the most common carpet stains is coffee and tea. If you follow these steps, you can remove these stains by yourself and have no need to call in a professional cleaning service. Coffee and tea can form stubborn stains, especially if they are concentrated. The first thing when removing this stain is to act fast.
Take some paper towels and allow them to soak in the stained area. The key is not to scrub the stained area. Take some lukewarm water and mix some vinegar in it. Spray this solution on the stained area and let it sit for some time. Use paper towels to dab the area and sprinkle some baking soda at the end. If the stains don’t disappear, leave the baking soda overnight. Vacuum the stained area the next morning, and your stain will disappear.
- We have been led to believe that blood stains are extremely difficult to get rid of, especially from fabric, carpets, and upholstery. But that’s not true.
Take some lukewarm water in a spray bottle and spray it on the stained area. Now take some detergent and mix it in cold water. Soak the stained area with this solution and let it sit for some time. Now use paper towels to dab it dry. Repeat this process if necessary.
- If you’ve been using ink pens, you probably know how stubborn ink stains are. A leaking pen sitting inside your pocket will ruin your clothes. The same is the case when you have an ink stain on your carpet.
The best way to get rid of an ink stain from your carpets is to soak the stained area with rubbing alcohol. If you don’t have to rub alcohol, then you can also use hair spray or nail polish remover. Let it soak the stained area and leave it for about one hour. Dab the stained area dry with paper towels. Repeat the process until the stain is completely gone.
- Usually, most indoor pets are trained not to stain the carpets or make a mess inside the house. Despite training, sometimes your pet still might make a mess inside the house. This is the case, especially if their stomach is upset. If your pet makes a mess inside the house, you must act quickly. It is possible to entirely clean the pet urine and smell from your carpet and upholstery.
The first step is to use a lot of paper towels to remove as much of the mess as you can. It is recommended not to rub it, making the stain harder to clean. You can either dab the stain if it’s urine or scoop it up and dispose of it properly. Next, you should fill up a spray bottle with lukewarm water and dishwashing liquid.
- Spray profusely at the stained area and let your carpet soak up the solution. Give it a few minutes, and then dab it with a paper cloth. Again, you must take care not to rub the paper towels. Repeat this process if necessary until the entire stain has disappeared.
- If you’re a fan of red wine, then you probably know why it is best to keep it away from your favorite carpets and upholstery. Red wine stains are extremely stubborn, but if you act fast, you have some hope of removing that stain permanently.
Take some tonic water and soak the stained area with it. The bubbles in the tonic water will help to break down the stain before it sets in your carpet. Take some paper towels and dab the area dry. Next, spray the stained area with a mixture of lukewarm water and vinegar solution. After dabbing it dry, sprinkle some baking soda and let it sit for some time. Vacuum the stained area at the end. If the stain is still there, repeat this process.
If you have a stubborn stain on your carpet that isn’t going away, then consider contacting Love Your Carpet. We are a team of professional carpet cleaners operating in Las Vegas since 1996. Call us today at 702-898-6070 for a free quote.