It always seems that the most damaging things—like pet accidents, juice, paint, and more—find their way onto the carpet. When this happens to you, don’t panic. It’s actually possible to get rid of most carpet stains as long as you act fast!
Here’s how to remove various types of carpet stains with tips from the Chem-Dry elite carpet cleaning experts.
Treating Water-Soluble Carpet Stains
This classification of stains includes things like drinks, mud, latex paint, washable ink, chocolate, blood, berries, or vomit. A simple cleaning solution will do the trick for most of these stains. You can buy a store bought cleaner or try mixing a quarter teaspoon of white vinegar with 32 ounces of water. Or mix 1 tablespoon of ammonia with 1 cup of water.
However, remember not to use these types of solutions on wool or wool-blend carpet. Use a mild detergent with warm water instead because that is safer for the fibers.
Treating Wax Or Oily Carpet Stains
For gum or wax on carpet, place ice on top to freeze the stain. Next, pick out as much as you can with a knife or other blunt object. You can also try putting a paper towel over the stain and ironing over it to lift wax and oils from the carpet onto the towel.
For glue stains, cover the area with rubbing alcohol using a soft towel. This will loosen up the glue so it can be wiped away easier.
For nail polish, try a rag dipped in nail polish remover after testing a small area to make sure it doesn’t discolor the carpet.
Treating Pet Urine Stains On Carpet
Scoop up or absorb as much of the stain as you can by blotting with a towel. Next, try a simple cleaning solution like those listed above, then rinse and blot the area dry.
This method will work to remove surface stains, but remember to schedule a Chem-Dry Pet Urine Removal Treatment if pet accidents continue to be a problem. This is crucial to break down smelly odor crystals that release odors and bacteria into you home if not treated properly.
Carpet Cleaning In Friendswood, Texas
It’s important to take care of surface stains as soon as they happen. It’s also important to keep in mind that professional carpet cleaning is still a necessity for a clean home. Make it a habit to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once each year to keep odors, stains, allergens, and bacteria under control.
Elite carpet cleaning with Chem-Dry can include the application of carpet stain protectant to help your carpet better repel stains. Plus, our carpet cleaning method removes almost all bacteria and allergens from your carpet—making your home cleaner and safer.