Has it ever happened to you that you got one small stain on your beautiful carpet and it annoys you? Well, you are not alone as many people feel the same way. Getting rid of stains from the carpet can be a hassle if you aren’t of where to start the cleaning process.
This article will help you to get rid of particular kinds of stains with a step-by-step procedure.
Removing Drink Stains
Usually while watching TV or doing work in your living room, you might be having a drink and by mistake, you might have spilled it. On top of that, if you have white carpet, the stain is clearly visible. Need not worry, here is how you can get rid of it:
Gently blot the stain with a dry white towel. Do not rub the stain because it will become difficult to remove stains from the carpet entirely and may lead to saturation of the carpet pad.
Mix white vinegar, dish soap, and water in a spray bottle. Use 1tbsp of dish soap, ¼ cup of white vinegar and fill it with water. Start spraying in the entire stained area and let it soak for 5-10 minutes. Blot the area with a clean, dry towel until the stain is removed.
You can also use other specialized carpet cleaning detergents to remove the stains. By using vacuum cleaners, spraying cleaning detergents loosely in the stained area. If the stain still doesn’t go away, use vinegar in a spray bottle along with the cleaning detergents until the stain vanishes. Make sure to test the cleaning detergents on a small area of carpet for an unexpected negative reaction.
Removing Pet Stains
Having a pet keeps many people happy and gives them a purpose to come home after a tiring day. But pets can create a mess and it can be a gruesome task to clean it. But there are ways and methods to get rid of the messy stains entirely and the odor. Here is a step-by-step procedure on getting rid of pet stains:
Clean up the mess first and if there’s any debris leftover, remove it with gloves and dispose of it. Blot it to soak up the moisture if it’s still wet without rubbing it. Blot it until the carpet is almost dried to touch and the stain is removed.
In case the stain has already dried, the best way to treat it this type of stain will be to moisten it. Apply a carpet cleaning detergent specifically made for pet stains.
To remove the odor and spot, you may need to try a couple of different treatments. Mix ¼ cup vinegar with a quart of warm water and spray it on the stain. Allow the stain to soak for several minutes and then blot it until the spot is dry and the stain is gone.
Another way to get rid of the pet stains on the carpet is to mix water with a stain-fighting detergent in a spray bottle and then spray it on the spot. Allow this mixture to soak for a couple of minutes then blot and rinse with warm water and repeat the procedure if necessary.
Removing Coffee Stains
Who doesn’t like to have their dose of caffeine in their living room while relaxing? But if and when it gets spilled, then your day is ruined. Here are some simple steps to remove coffee stains from the carpet:
Blot and dry the stained spot with a white towel. Ensure to not spread the stain by changing cloths as they become more saturated with the spilled beverage.
Apply a mixture of vinegar, water, and a gentle non-bleach detergent by using the spritzer method. Rinse and repeat the procedure.
There are several products that are sold in retail stores that sell specific cleaning detergent for beverage stains on the carpet. Ensure to perform a test on a small patch before using it on the actual stained spot to avoid any further damage. Use as directed and beware of some chemicals which may be harmful to your skin. Wear gloves as a precaution while cleaning such stains.
On a certain type of carpets (ex: carpets made of Polypropylene) which will react safely to a combination of water and bleach. Prepare a mixture ¼ cup of bleach to a cup and ¼ water in a spray bottle. Soak it with the mixture. Blot and rinse with the warm water. Keep repeating the process until the stain disappears completely.