The Worst Carpet Stains a How to Clean Them
If you've ever had carpet stains, you know how frustrating they can be to clean. Not only do they make your floor look unsightly, but some stains can be difficult to remove. Replacing your carpet is expensive, but thankfully many stains can be removed with professional carpet cleaning. The best solution is to clean up the mess immediately. Some stains are harder to remove, and they may be too tough to fix yourself. In these cases, you should have a professional out as soon as possible, but until then here are a few ways you can spot clean common tough stains until a professional cleaner arrives. (These are only recommendations, and we are not responsible for any damages.)
Fruit juice and Wine
Anyone with kids is all too familiar with fruit stains. These bright red, blue, and purple colors seep into carpet fibers quickly causing panic, and often permanent damage. This also goes for those lovely red wine stains. If this happens, always gently blot the stain with a dry towel and never rub it so it doesn’t seep deeper into the carpet pad. While the stain is still fresh wet it with some hydrogen peroxide and blots up. After a few minutes, spray the stain with a combination of water and cleaner to minimize the damage until you can have a professional carpet cleaner fully remove the stain. With their powerful equipment, they can effectively remove the stain from your carpets.
Blood is like wine and juice stains as it also penetrates quickly and can leave dark stains. Make sure the injured moves away from the carpet if possible and clean any blood from the surface before it dries. Use a spray bottle with liquid dish detergent and cold water to spray the stain and then use a dry towel to blot the stain.
A common stain for both residential and commercial customers is coffee stains. They can be tricky to remove and leave ugly yellow and brown stains. For accidental coffee spills, immediately dry the spot by blotting it with a dry towel. To minimize damage until you can get your carpets professionally cleaned, you can try spraying a mixture of water, vinegar, and a gentle detergent, then rinse and repeat.
We all know how frustrating it is when your favorite pen goes haywire leaving ink everywhere including the carpet. These bold colors and stains can destroy the carpet if not cleaned thoroughly. These challenging stains require chemicals and high-powered equipment to combat, so hiring a professional carpet cleaner is best for this job.
These stains are well-known, and urine is a common type of stain in the homes of pet owners. To remove pet stains from the carpet, clean up the mess as soon as possible. Use baking soda to help remove moisture and minimize odors. You can try to apply a cleaning product formulated for pet stains, but this area should be thoroughly deep cleaned by a professional to completely remove the stain and odors.
When something gets spilled, do your best to clean it up
as quickly as possible to avoid the stain from sitting too long. The longer it sits, the harder it is to remove. If you end up with any of these or other difficult stains on your carpet, we recommend giving us a call as soon as possible to get your carpet treated, cleaned, and looking fresh. With over 20 years of carpet cleaning experience,
in Colorado Springs is here for all your carpet cleaning needs including urgent service, so call us today!