Removing Stains from Your Carpet

Removing Stains from CarpetIn Today’s world, carpet stains are becoming easier and easier to keep at a minimum because of the technology advancements in the fibers. That being said however, accidents still happen and no carpet is 100% stain proof. Understanding that you need to act fast in a staining situation we have a few tips to share with you on removing stains from your carpet.

Removing Stains from Your Carpet


There are several ways to clean up stains simply by using products already available in your home which you use on a regular basis, such as detergents, rubbing alcohol, vinegar, lemon juice, etc.  Its simply a matter of knowing how to use these common household products and the procedures involved to clean up stains.  Below, you’ll find some tips on how to clean up pet stains and some other types of common carpet stains.

Pet stains
For your first option you can use one teaspoon of clear, household type ammonia to a half cup of cold water.  You can use this solution in a spray bottle or apply it to the carpet directly.  It is very important not to wet the carpets backing when you apply the solution.  After you have applied the solution, use paper towels to blot then allow it to dry completely.

Removing Stains from CarpetFor a second option, you can use detergent solution made of hand soap or dish soap.  The combination is one quarter of a teaspoon detergent to one quart of water.  You should always make sure the soap  doesn’t contain bleach or lanolin.

The third and best option, is to use water, it can re-hydrate the stain to help with removal.  Most types of pet stains can be cleaned up by using a  steam cleaner.  Once you have finished, be sure to dry the area as thoroughly as possible.


Ink stains
1.  You can purchase isopropyl rubbing alcohol at your local department or grocery store.
2.  You can apply it by pouring some onto a clean white towel or cloth.  You can use paper towels as well, as long as they are white.
3.  Blot the stain as much as possible  until it is removed.
4.  Make sure you be careful, because if the stain is small, you need to blot in one direction only so you don’t spread the stain.

Removing Stains from CarpetBeer and wine stains
1.  Mix a solution with one part white vinegar and one part water.
2.  Apply the mixture to the stain using a spray bottle to saturate.
3.  You should allow the stain to sit around ten to fifteen minutes.
4.  Use a sponge and clean in a rubbing motion.
5.  Rinse the area with warm water.
6.  Brush the carpet pile back into the  natural direction it has.
7.  By using layers of white paper towels, place paper towels on top of the area, then something with weight on the paper towels.  Allow everything time to sit like this until the area has dried.

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