So you now have a stain on your carpet. It affects all of us. So exactly what can you do to remove these trouble areas? One thing to remember with any stain or stain is to address it immediately. The longer you wait, the more difficult it is to remove the stain. Every cleaning and stain removal tips can save your carpet.
First, let's touch on some techniques and pointers to help alleviate the severity of any potential stains. The easiest of these should be to vacuum your carpets regularly. Vacuuming lessens oily soil build-up. With less build-up, there is less for the stain to attach itself to. This makes clean ups a lot easier.
Second, know your carpet. Knowing about the carpet you have will inform you about the cleaners to use. Carpets react differently to certain chemicals so make sure you apply the correct one. This will stop you from fading and area of your carpet, or worse.
When using chemicals and detergents to clean your carpet you should resist the urge to drown the stain with your cleaner. A little goes a long way. Remember, it is easy to repeat the process but you can't take back what you've already done. And whatever you do, do not rub the stain. You're not waxing your care here. All rubbing does is press the stain further into your carpet and possibly into the padding. Apply your cleaner and slowly remove it with blotting.
You don't always have to call a professional. These home remedies will save you time and money. The easiest is likely to plain lemon juice. Spray some on the problem area and let it sit for a bit. Then dry with a paper towel. Remember not to over saturate and wet the padding.
Another solution is water and vinegar. These two ingredients will probably be your carpet's best friends. Make a solution of even parts of vinegar and water. For example, one is to one ratio. Pour the solution on the stain and let the carpet absorb it. Then rub the stain in a circular motion with a sponge. Rinse the stain with warm water and place a white paper towel on it to dry.
Ammonia and water also combine carryout a great cleaning agent. In a spray bottle, mix a tablespoon of ammonia with half a cupful of water then spray onto the stain. Use a white paper towel to blot in the liquid. Do not over saturate. You would like to avoid wetting the carpet backing.
One more home remedy you can test is to mix a solution consisting of a quarter cup of water and half a tablespoon of hand or dish soap in your trusty spray bottle. Avoid using a soap that contains bleach. Spray the mixture on the stain and blot dry the area with a white paper towel.
Just always rinse the area after cleaning. Carpet products can sometimes leave behind residue, which if not removed, can cause problems like re-soiling or stains returning. Less is more when cleaning stains on your own. If you have a stain that is being extraordinarily stubborn call a carpet cleaner. It's always better to spend a few bucks on a professional cleaning than to replace your carpet.
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