Common Stains and How to Remove Them from Your Carpet

Carpet Cleaning Pocatello, Professional Carpet Cleaning Pocatello, Clean Carpets PocatelloMessy carpet stains are every homeowner’s nightmare. There are countless home remedies out there for foolproof ways to get rid of those stains, but it’s hard to know which are reliable and which aren’t. Far too often, homeowners are stuck with deep stains on their carpet and are forced to just cover them up with a rug or some other type of furniture. Below are some common stains and what you can do to get them out. However, some stains or messes may simply prove to be too strong for home remedies. For those issues, call Restore Rite in Pocatello, Idaho. With experienced carpet cleaning technicians, Restore Rite will be able to remove any stain that can be removed.

Kool-Aid Stains

Kool-Aid may taste good, but it sure is a nightmare to get out of the carpet. To get the stain out, you’ll first gently blot the stain with a dry white towel to pick up any of the Kool-Aid that hadn’t already soaked into the carpet. A mixture of white vinegar, Dawn dish soap, and water should work well in this case (1/4 cup of white vinegar, 1 tbsp. of dish soap, and water). Spray freely and let it soak for ten minutes. Then proceed to continue blotting the stain with a dry towel until it is gone.

Pet Stains

Obviously, you’ll first want to remove any of the debris left by your pet. Blot repeatedly until the carpet is almost dry. To neutralize the odor, try mixing ¼ cup of white vinegar or white wine with a quart of water and then spritz it on the stain. Another method that may work is to mix a quart of water with a stain-fighting laundry detergent. Spray it on the spot, allow it to soak for a few minutes, and then blot and rinse with warm water repeating as necessary until the stain is gone.

Coffee Stains

Blot the excess coffee out from the carpet exactly as explained before. A mixture of vinegar, water, and a non-bleach detergent should work just fine. Certain carpets like Polypropylene will work with a bleach/water treatment. Spray the affected area, blot, and rinse until the stain is gone.

Blood Stains

It’s important when treating blood spots on carpets to always use cold water instead of hot water. This is because blood coagulates with heat and cold will prevent the blood from getting deeper into the carpet fibers. Fill a spritzer bottle with two tablespoons of a grease-fighting detergent. Then, spray the stain. Spray liberally so that the stain is totally soaked. Once the stain is soaked, use a paper towel or a clean white cloth to blot the spot away.

These are well-tested and effective techniques but if none of them get the job done or if you need some more serious carpet cleaning done, contact Restore Rite in Pocatello, Idaho to restore your carpet back to normal. You shouldn’t have to resort to covering up your stains with strategically placed rugs or furniture anymore!