When buying a carpet for your home, it is important to remember that it will not remain unspoiled forever. If you already have carpets fitted, it is very likely that it has had its share of stains and scars left behind as evidence of what it has been subjected to in the past. You will find many people browsing online trying to learn how to remove common carpet stains. If you are one of those readers, you have come to the right place.
It is crucial to use the best removal techniques and to take action immediately if you have a spillage by blotting it with a paper towel or cloth. The trick is to begin cleaning it from the outside towards the centre. Follow this with a thorough rinse using clean water or a suitable solution for that specific stain. Always avoid scrubbing your carpet as you can damage its fibres in the process or make the stain penetrate deeper. These are some of the most common stains and how to remove them.
How To Clean Pet Accidents
Pets make our days better but their “accidents” are an enemy of our carpets. If your pet has an accident and stains the carpet, there is no need to panic! The first step should be to remove the by either picking it up or blotting the area where it’s wet. Rinse the stain with warm water and detergent and repeat the blotting process. Since you will also need to get rid of the bad smell, we suggest using baking soda. Sprinkle baking soda on the stain and leave for a number of hours. After the time has passed vacuum the area to remove any excess baking soda. Ensure that your pets are nowhere near the area when cleaning as baking soda, in large amounts can be toxic for your pets.
How To Remove Fizzy Drinks
Fizzy drinks are a common spillage, especially if you have kids in the house. If you have spilled fizzy drink on your carpet first dab the area with a paper towel to remove any excess liquid. Next, mix 1/4 a teaspoon of laundry detergent with 1/2 a cup of water and gently blot the stain from the outside towards the middle of the stain. Repeat the process until the stain is no longer visible.
How To Remove Mud
The easiest way to remove mud from your carpet is simply to leave it to dry, gently brush it with a dustpan and brush and then vacuum the remaining mud particles from your carpet. Whatever you do, do not wet the stain! This will only make things worse and make the mud harder to remove.
How To Remove Wine Stains
It is hard to resist a good bottle of wine. However, in case of a spill, your carpet can be left with an ugly stain. In case you accidentally spill wine on your carpet, the first thing to do is remove the excess fluid as fast as you can using a kitchen towel. Get soda water and apply a tiny amount on the stain and then blot it using a wet cloth. Repeat this several times until you have removed the wine stain entirely. If the stain was from red wine and you don’t have soda water in the house, use white wine instead. It works in a similar, but not as effective way.
Once you have removed the stain completely, use clean water to rinse the area. This helps remove any excess soda water or white wine. Repeat this step until you have fully removed the soda water or white wine from your carpet. Use a hair dryer to dry the carpet completely.
How To Remove Candle Wax
If wax spills from a candle, it can be easily addressed, you can remove candle wax a number of ways. You can either use ice to freeze it and then use a spoon to shatter it. Or you can cover the wax using one or two paper towels and then use an iron that has been set to warm and running it over the towel. This will make the wax melt and transfer to the paper towel in the process.
The above tips and tricks show you how to remove the most common carpet stains. The only way keep your carpet looking as good as it did when you bought it is to hire a professional carpet cleaning Kent company to clean your carpets on a regular basis. Our skilled carpet cleaning technicians can remove all types of stains including wax, wine, pet urine, make-up, tea, coffee, grease, oil and tar.