Thursday, April 8, 2021

Dealing With Those Common Carpet Stains


There is nothing worse than that horrible moment when you knock a glass of red wine off the table and it stains the carpet. This is even worse if the carpet is cream! Plus, you have wasted a glass of wine in the process. What a disaster! Considering that, we will look at some of the common carpets stains and how to deal with them.

Stains caused by dogs, cats, and other pets

If you have pets, you will know all about the stains and odors they can cause. You need to moisten the stain to have any chance of getting rid of it today. Lots of stores today sell cleaning products specifically for pet stains, and these come highly recommended. One of these will be more than enough. Nonetheless, you will probably have odor issues to contend with too. Combine together warm water with white vinegar of equal amounts. Spray this substance onto the area in question. Leave it and then blot until dry. If you utilize products with ammonia, your pet will be encouraged to re-offend in the same area, so avoid these. 

Another carpet stain we see a lot is coffee. This can cause a nasty sight, with an evident brown-colored stain. Blot up as much of the coffee as you can, to begin with. The quicker you do this, the better. Mix together one tablespoon consisting of white vinegar, one tablespoon consisting of dishwashing liquid, and two cups of warm water. Then, dip a cloth into the mix and wipe the stain. Do this in a gentle manner until the stain disappears. Take a new cloth and use cold water to dampen this, and then sponge the area. Finish off by blotting where the stain was. 

You can also use this approach if you have dog food on your carpet. This can easily happen if your dog has decided to start running around after eating or in the midst of doing so. The best dog food contains natural ingredients, so you will just need to treat this the same as getting rid of typical food stains.

Now, back to the example that was mentioned in the introduction,… a few red wines too many and one ends up on your carpet! So, how do you get rid of the evidence? Blot the area to start with. If you are not able to treat the stain straight away, as you are too busy having fun with your friends, simply pour some salt onto this area. This works by absorbing the stain. When you ready to get rid of it there are several methods you can use. You can treat the stain with club soda, or you can try white wine, or you could use peroxide and carpet shampoo. Another option is to mix two-thirds water with one-third white vinegar. The choice is yours. 

We hope that this advice and these tips will help you to effectively get rid of the carpet stains within your home.

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