Carpet Cleaning

DIY Tips on How to Remove Common Household Stains from a Carpet

»Posted by on Apr 19, 2019 in Carpet Cleaning | 0 comments

If you have a carpet in your house, it will definitely get some stains. Let’s deal with the fact that accidents really do happen. The worst thing that you will do is to panic and get the closest cleaning solution from you. As a matter of fact, some cleaning solutions contain damaging contents or substances which can cause stain to set in. The most essential thing to keep in mind is to not rub the stain, and always use blotting method to get rid of the stains. The following are some of the tested and proven DIY methods and techniques to getting rid of some common household stains and carpet odor removal like pet urine, wine, coffee, and juice:

1. Oil-based Stains

Scrape as much as possible however, be very careful not to rub some into your carpet. Then, sprinkle a handful of amounts of cornstarch or baking soda over the spill and allow it to stay for ten minutes. While the cornstarch or baking soda is setting into the spill, combine a solution of 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of dishwashing liquid with 2 cups of water. Afterwards, vacuum up the baking soda or cornstarch and spray a decent amount of solution on the spill.

Use a microfiber piece of cloth in order to blot the stain up till the liquid is absorbed. Use a sponge as well as cold water and then blot the area until all the stain is removed. Make sure that you work from outside of the spill going in because this will cause less marking if ever it will leave a mark. Also, test first the cleaning agent on a small area of the carpet prior to using it on the entire stain.

2. Pet Stains

Blot the pet stains with the use of a water and a white vinegar with a dry cotton towel or paper towels until it fades. Then, sprinkle over the stain a handful of cornstarch or baking soda and allow it to stay for 1 hour. Vacuum up the powder. Avoid using ammonia when cleaning up pet messes since pet urine contains it and this will encourage the animal to continually do this bad habit in that certain spot.

3. Cool drink or Juice

Combine a tablespoon of dishwashing liquid and water with a ¼ cup of white vinegar in a spray container. Spray the mixed solution on the stained area and let it stay for ten to fifteen minutes. Then, blot the stained area, from the outside going in, with the use of a dry towel until all is gone.

4. Blood Stains

One thing you should keep in mind when cleaning blood stains on a fabric is to use cold water. Combine cold water and 2 teaspoons of dishwashing liquid in a spray container and then spray onto the stained area. Use dry paper towels to blot the stained area until the blood stains have transferred onto the paper.

It’s okay to DIY a carpet cleaning task. But if you think you don’t have the luxury of time to do so or if you’re not knowledgeable enough, then it’s best that you leave it to the hands of the professional carpet cleaners.

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