Carpet Cleaning Tips: How to Get Stains Out of Your Carpet

If you are trying to figure out how to get stains out of your carpet, there are some important things to keep in mind when it comes to carpet cleaning. The approach you take for removing stains will depend on the type of stain and carpet you have. There is no one-size-fits-all remedy for stain removal—especially when it comes to rugs. If you are dealing with a heavy duty stain, or multiple (from pets, for example) it would be wise to call a professional carpet cleaning company in Pinellas Park to have it taken care of. Doing so can save you a lot of time, energy and frustration.
However, if you are determined to get a stain out of your carpet yourself, below are a few helpful carpet cleaning tips for some of the most common spills. (Please keep in mind these are not guaranteed to work. If you have a stubborn mess that isn’t getting any better when you try to clean it, give us a call.)

Water Soluble Stains

If the stain is water-soluble you will often want to use vinegar, water, and sometimes detergent. Some of the most popular water-soluble stains include

  • Alcohol
  • Coca Cola
  • Ink
  • Paint
  • Mud

To create a cleaning concoction for any of these, mix a teaspoon of vinegar, non-bleach detergent, and 32 oz. of water. Spray onto the area, and blot.

Carpet Cleaning Tip: Never scrub the stain—always blot. Many people make the mistake of rubbing the stain with a cleaner, which not only damages the fibers of the carpet but can also make the stain worse. Also, always start from the outside and work your way to the middle.

Some water soluble stains can be a little trickier: as is the case with hair dye, red wine and coffee. For removing coffee stains from your carpet, mix cold water and liquid enzyme. Blot repeatedly. Add a little water, and repeat. For wine, mix club soda, water, and vinegar. Blot, then sprinkle the area with salt. Continue to blot and rinse. For hair dye stains, spray the area with hairspray. Let it sit until dry, and then clean with regular carpet cleaner. Finish with several layers of paper towels weighted down so the remainder of the spot will stick on the towels.

How to Get Pet Urine Stains and Odor Out of Carpets

Some of the most common, yet trickiest to remove, are pet stains. Not only do you have to deal with ridding the unsightly appearance of it, but also the odor. It is important to tend to these as quickly as possible. Try mixing ¼ cup of white vinegar with water and spritz the area. Let it soak, and then repeatedly blot.
Because of the odor, pets’ urine stains are especially important for homeowners to tend to appropriately. For professional carpet cleaning and pet stain and odor removal in Pinellas Park, give us a call today: 727-397-1511.

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