How to Do Carpet Stain Removal Less Tedious

Dec 3 10:00 2012 Ma. Theresa Galan Print This Article

Some times stains mysteriously appear. Maybe a household member didn't alert you to the spill. Or maybe it just showed up one day, from previous ineffective cleaning. Either way it can still be fixed.

Effort needed will always depend on the type of stain present in your carpet. The secret in how to clean carpet stains is to act quickly. Remove the bulk of what caused the stain.

To remove a stain,Guest Posting simply blot the spot and dry working from the outside in, rinse thoroughly with clean water, then blot again. Never scrub the carpet, or you risk ruining the carpet fibers or letting the spill soak through to the carpet pad. There are several spot removers on the market; before you try one, test it out in an inconspicuous spot to make sure it doesn't discolor your carpet.

Learn how to remove carpet stains naturally, with ease and you won't have to put the rest of your carpet through the rigors of a complete cleaning. Before following the carpet stain removal steps below you will want to read the proper cleaning instructions suggested by the manufacturer of your carpet for removing carpet stains. One other item to note, keep in mind before you start spilling things on that stain - you may do more damage and end up costing yourself more money than if you just simply called a professional.

Basic Carpet Stain Removal
  1. Scoop up as much of the spill as possible, with a towel or a spoon.
  2. Blot the spot, don't rub or scrub. Gently press clean cloths into the stained area to remove moisture. Scrubbing can damage the fiber and set the stain into the carpet.
  3. Apply warm, not hot, water to the stained area and blot until the stain stops transferring to the cloth.
  4. If you can still see the stain, make a Detergent Solution by adding 1/4 teaspoon dishwashing liquid to one cup warm water. Don't use too much soap, because it's difficult to rinse out of the carpet.
  5. Apply the detergent solution, let sit five minutes, then rinse with clear warm water. Repeat until all the detergent is removed.
  6. Place layers of white paper towels on the spill to absorb the liquid. Weight down the towels with a non-staining glass or ceramic object. You can let them sit overnight.
  7. When the carpet is dry, vacuum to restore the texture.
  8. If you can see the stain after all this, repeat steps 3 through 7. It means the stain penetrated deep into the pile and has wicked up to the surface.

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Ma. Theresa Galan
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