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Essential Carpet Stain Removal Tips You Should Know

 

Carpet maintenance is a challenging task. Your beautiful solution wouldn't be able to stand the test of time if you don't master special carpet cleaning techniques. From vacuum cleaning on time to addressing strains smartly, the carpet requires a strict cleaning routine. Learning how to deal with stains, however, is one of the most difficult tasks carpet maintenance involves. Read on to find out cool cleaning hacks that will help you to get rid of the most common carpet stains:

 

  • Mud stains – when removing mud stains from the carpet, your first task should be to vacuum clean loose debris. Next, mix a tablespoon of dishwashing detergent with a cup of warm water and dip a clean towel in the solution to blot the stain. Continue blotting until the mess is gone.

 

  • Pet urine stains – are you a pet owner? Sharing a home with a pet means carpet accidents will happen at some point, so use this eco-friendly cleaning approach to eliminate pet urine from the rug. First, blot as much of the liquid as possible with paper towels. Then take a spray bottle and mix equal amounts of white distilled vinegar and water. Spray the affected area with this harmless solution and blot again. To eliminate nasty odours pet messes cause, take a fresh box of baking soda and sprinkle a generous amount on the affected area of the carpet. Baking soda has wonderful absorbent qualities, which guarantees tough smells will be completely banished.

 

  • Ink stains – if spilt on your light-coloured carpet, ink stains look impossible to tackle. But with the help of a little isopropyl alcohol, you can successfully get rid of ink carpet spills. Take a clean white cloth and dip it in isopropyl alcohol, then gently blot the mess. Just keep in mind that when it comes to treating carpet stains, scrubbing and rubbing the spills is never an option, that’s why you must blot the stain. In case you don’t have isopropyl alcohol at your disposal, some nail polish will work as well.

 

  • Chocolate stains – most of us love chocolate, but not when the delicious treat ends up on the carpet. Still, lifting chocolate stains from the rug is a simple task. If you are faced with a hard stain, use a dull knife to eliminate as much residue as possible. In case the chocolate has already melted on the carpet, you need to harden it first. Put a few ice cubes in a plastic bag and place the bag on the stain – that will do the trick. Once the chocolate stain seems hard enough, add a quarter tablespoon of liquid dish soap to a cup of water and apply the solution with a clean cloth. Wait for about five minutes, then blot again until the mess vanishes.

 

  • Wine stains – wine spills on the carpet can be successfully removed with another drink – club soda. Just pour club soda into a spraying bottle and spritz the carpet stain. After that, you should take a clean bamboo cotton cloth and blot the mess until it is gone. If necessary, repeat the procedure a few more times to tackle the wine stain completely.

 

  • Butter stains – or similar oily messes require a baking soda treatment. Sprinkle some of the eco-friendly ingredients on the stain and wait for at least six hours for the remedy to work. Next, vacuum cleans the affected area of your carpet to collect baking soda residue. Once you have removed baking soda from the carpet, take a clean towel and lightly moisten it with rubbing alcohol. Blot the stain until you no longer see it on the carpet.

 

Whenever you are hesitating about the right method to deal with a carpet mess, think about these smart cleaning tips. Hopefully knowing how to lift the most common carpet stains will help you to extend the longevity of your beautiful solution.

 

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