Have you ever spilled something on your carpet and covered it up with a couch or other piece of furniture to hide it when it wouldn’t come out?
Does the thought of spilling your steaming cup of coffee make you cringe?
Do you avoid drinking wine anywhere but your dining room table in fear of spilling?
It’s no surprise that carpets look better without stains. Do you know how to remove stains yourself? Read on to learn how to get stains out of carpet without the guesswork.
Coffee or Wine Spills
Two of the most commonly spilled things are coffee and wine. Thankfully, these stains should easily be able to be removed from the carpet:
- Dry the spot by blotting it using a towel
- Mix vinegar, water, and detergent and spray it on the stain
- Repeat step two several times to fully lift the stain
- If this mixture doesn’t work, consider buying a cleaner from the store (do a patch test before using it on the entire stain)
Cleaning up coffee or wine will be most effective if you do it as soon as you spill it instead of waiting, and if this specific method doesn’t work, try another.
Ink stains are some of the hardest to take care of when it comes to stain removal. But, again, you want to take care of it as soon as you notice it:
- Dampen a clean, white cloth with isopropyl alcohol and dab the inky area with it
- Be sure not to rub or scrub because this can spread the stain instead of removing it
- Let it stand for a few minutes before vacuuming
- If there’s any ink left, repeat the previous steps again
- You might also consider trying vinegar, hairspray, or nail polish remover in place of the alcohol to see if that works better
- Finish up by rinsing the area with water and blotting until it’s dry
With this method, you don’t need to panic if you see an ink stain on the floor! In most cases, it’s possible to remove it if you act quickly.
It’s not impossible to cut yourself and not notice until you see the dreaded bloodstain on the floor or your clothes. Don’t panic; act fast:
- Use cold water instead of warm water for this type of stain
- Mix dish soap and cold water and douse the stain with it
- Use a clean towel or paper towel to blot up the water mixture and pull up the blood with it for successful spot removal
Keep in mind that you may need to repeat these steps several times, but in the end, you should have the satisfaction of a clean carpet.
How to Get Stains Out of Carpet: Act Fast
This article walked you through how to get stains out of carpet. The most common stains: coffee, wine, ink, and blood all have one thing in common—you need to act fast if there’s any hope of completely removing the stain.
If you cannot completely remove the stain, it’s a good idea to call in professional carpet cleaners to handle the job safely and effectively.
Do you have a stain you need taken care of or an old carpet you want to revive? Contact us today for more information.