Your DIY Carpet Stain Removal Guide

Keeping your carpet clean is usually not an easy task. Different types of carpet materials require different cleaning solutions to get rid of the stains and odours. Hiring professional carpet cleaners is highly recommended for a guaranteed reliable and efficient care, but knowing some DIY carpet stain removal will always come in handy. Here are some of the most common carpet stains’ culprits and the guides you should always keep in mind if you opt for a DIY carpet cleaning.

Coffee – after removing as much stain as possible, create a cleaning solution by combining two cups of water, one tablespoon of liquid soap, and one tablespoon of vinegar. Using a clean cloth, rinse the stained area with the solution, and let it dry. If you notice any discoloration on your carpet, it’s best to call a professional carpet cleaner.

Soda, Food, Dyes, and Alcohol – you can remove these types of stains using a store-bought stain remover such as Resolve or Oxi-clean. You can also make your cleaning solution using white vinegar.

Blood – quickly remove the bloodstains before it dries and become more stubborn to remove. Do it by rinsing the stain with cold water, then make a cleaning solution using a dishwashing liquid and water. A store-bought cleaning solution can also resolve blood or any stain, so keeping one in stock will always come in handy.

Pet Stains – pet stains usually come with an odour, so it is necessary to use a cleaning solution that contains ammonia (choose one that is marked safe for pets) when removing the stains on your carpet. Applying a solution consists of warm water and vinegar then sprinkling it with baking soda also works.

We recommend getting an annual pet urine odour removal treatment to protect your carpet against bacteria, urine, and stains for pet owners.

Gum and Oil – Any oil, wax, or fat stains can be removed by placing a paper towel on top. You can then iron the top so the stains can stick to the paper towel. As for gums, place ice over to freeze it. Using a knife, you can then chip away the frozen piece of gum.

Ink – Gently dab a clean cloth dipped in isopropyl alcohol or a nail polish remover into the ink stain. Before going all the way with the ink stain removal, make sure to test a small part of the carpet first to make sure it works and won’t damage the carpet. Rinse the area once you are done.

Wine and Chocolate – wines and chocolates, along with vomit, are considered water-soluble stains. You can remove them easily from a wool-blend carpet using water and gentle soap. Other carpets may require a cleaning solution that you can easily create using water and chlorine bleach or water and ammonia.

Latex Paint – the combination of water and vinegar can remove latex paint and washable ink stains. Apply the solution repeatedly as necessary until the stain is gone.

Glue – wipe the wet glue right away using a clean, soft cloth. On the other hand, you can remove dry glue by applying rubbing alcohol to the stain.

These are just some of the carpet stain removal methods you can use. However, always keep in mind that different types and amounts of stains require different amounts of time and effort to be removed. Suppose you are looking for a quick and hassle-free solution for your carpet stains. In that case, you can call Heather Carpet Cleaning for an immediate solution. We provide efficient and quick removal of some of the toughest stains any carpet can get. Call us today to receive a no-obligation carpet cleaning quote.

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