Removing Pesky Carpet Stains

Carpet stains are dreadful and well frankly, inevitable unless you can find a way to keep everyone off it. No kids, no toys, no dogs, no snacks or drinks, and to play it safe, we will say no husbands allowed on the new carpet. But this is not a movie and dogs drool, kids spill and husbands drool and spill. So, we put together a small guide on cleaning those stains and spill from your carpet. 

Removing pesky carpet stains from carpet in hallway

How to remove different stains from your carpet

Juice spills can be the hardest to clean up but it is possible, even red juice from white carpet. The trick is to first blot the stain with a dry towel. The key word is to blot the spot, any rubbing or smearing could make it worse. Next, you’ll fill a spray bottle with ¼ cup white vinegar, 1 tbsp of Dawn dish soap and the rest water. Spray the stain and blot with a dry towel until it’s removed. 

When it comes to pet stains (things like pee or poop), you’ll want to first clean up the initial mess by blotting the wet spot until its try. If you have found that the stain has soaked in, you can moisten the spot and then blot it dry again. 

Coffee stains can be tricky and can create a stain that is uglier than a normal stain already is with it’s yellow- brown coloring. But you can prevent a stain if treated properly. You’ll want to blot the wetness away with a dry towel. Don’t be afraid to use several towels, they are cheaper than new carpet and this will prevent spreading the stain or pushing it deeper into the carpet. Next try the mixture you used for juice and then repeat it. 

Blood stains need to be treated as soon as possible, that being the trick to getting them out. Another trick is using cold water instead of hot. If it’s not coming up easily, you can add 2 teaspoons of a grease fighting liquid dish detergent and cold water in a spray bottle and spray the stain wet then uses paper towel to blot the stains. 

Lastly, we will cover ink stains. These are probably the hardest to remove but made easier if responded to quickly. You can get a clean cloth wet with isopropyl alcohol and dab the stain.

Hopefully this will help you with your stains and if you need help, give us a call, we would love to help your carpet to look brand new!