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Common Carpet Stains (and How to Clean Them)

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  • 4 years ago

You want your house looking its best, and carpet stains can really impact how your room appears to visitors. To keep your carpets looking clean and spot free you can either lay down a rug or learn how to take care of any accidents before they happen. In this article we discuss some common carpet stains and how you can quickly address them to help keep your carpets looking brand new.

Red Wine Stains

Red wine is the worst of all stains. It’s a challenge to remove and if not dealt with correctly, it can leave a pretty embarrassing mark. To avoid permanent damage, you’ll need to address the stain immediately. Use a damp cloth to try and soak up as much of the wine as you can. Try not to push the wine into the fibers of the carpet and never rub. Blot away the stain with a damp rag, or try placing some salt on the stain to help soak up the excess wine. If the stain is still stubborn or noticeable, use a professional carpet cleaning service to remove it.

Pet and Baby Stains

Babies can be quite the messy ones, and pets can be too! When stains land on your carpet, you need to act fast before they set in and create any odors. Try using a small amount of dishwashing detergent and water first, making sure to blot as much as the stain as you can. For tough to remove stains, you may also need to seek out a professional cleaning service.

Mud Stains

Mud and slush brought in from outside, either from your shoes or clothing, can cause some pretty hefty stains. Instead of treating when wet, wait until it dries up. Attempt to vacuum the dirt away first, and then use a damp cloth to try and remove any of the remaining particles. If the stain has gone deep into the fibers, you may want to try steam cleaning it.

Dye Stains

Grass, blueberries, mustard, cherries, or anything that can leave any of those harsh dye stains on your carpet can be incredibly hard to remove on your own. When dealing with dye stains, your best bet is to reach out to your local carpet cleaner so they can tackle the stain as soon as possible.

Oil Stains

Oil-based products and foods can really leave unwanted stains behind. Butter, bacon, salad dressing, suntan oil, are some of the more common marks that make their way onto your carpet. You can try spot-removal products or rubbing alcohol to remove the spots. Don’t get stuck with embarrassing spots on your carpet, act fast!

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