Removing carpet stains: top tips

Regardless of how careful you are, it is bound to happen. You will slip while carrying a cup of coffee or your kids will be running around the house with a piece of chocolate cake. A dog will barge in with muddy paws, or your wife will accidentally turn over a glass of red wine. Whatever it is, your carpet will take one for the team. But how to get rid of those nasty stains? Do not panic and run for the nearest towel or cloth and start scrubbing like crazy. Listen to what we have to say, and you will be much better off. Read on and find out how professionals remove carpet stains.

Pet stains

We all adore our pets and cannot imagine our lives without them greeting us with joy. But our little furry friends sometimes have a nasty way of leaving their mark on our carpets. These little bundles smell terrible and leave a bad stain. But there is a way to get rid of this frustrating mess. The first thing to do is get yourself a set of gloves and pick up any debris from the carpet. If the stain is still wet, use a towel to soak up the moisture. Repeat the blotting procedure several times until the stain is almost removed and the carpet is dry. If the stain is already dry once you spot it, moisten it a little bit and the apply a quality pet stain carpet cleaner. Top tip: white vinegar is excellent to remove the bad odor. Just spray it on and leave it to soak for a few minutes, then blot it out.

Coffee stains

There are not that many people who don’t enjoy coffee. And the ones who do, do not always have a steady hand. You are sure to get a coffee stain on your carpet a few times. So, it is good to know how to remove it quickly and safely. First, blot the area with a clean towel or cloth and make sure you don’t spread the stain around. Then, mix up a little bit of vinegar, water, and a mild detergent. Spritz the mixture on the stain, rinse it up and then repeat. If you want to go for one of the specialized chemical cleaners you can get from the store, first do a patch test. This way you can be sure that the strong chemicals will not damage the carpet. And use proper safety equipment like gloves or even eye protection and masks.

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Ink stains

Ink is designed to be durable and to stick to a piece of paper for a long time. Unfortunately, the same applies for your carpet. Ink stains can be very tricky to remove, but there are a few techniques. One of the effective ways is to use isopropyl alcohol with a clean cloth. Do not rub the cloth in the stain, just let it stand for a few minutes. Then remove the cloth and use a vacuum to get rid of the moisture. If needed, repeat the process several times. Finally, rinse the area with water and let it dry. Your carpet will be as good as new.