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How To Remove Stains From Carpet in Gilbert, AZ

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How To Remove Stains From Carpet

Whether it’s grape juice, a little present from Fido, or artwork from your 2 year old, it seems whatever is not supposed to get on the carpet always does. Here are a few tips from a carpet manufacturer on how to clean your carpets using products you have around your house. 

What You Should Know Before You Start
To remove a stain, 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. 

Water-Soluble Stains
alcoholic beverages
berries
colas
excrement
food dyes
gravy
ice cream
jelly
milk
mud
washable ink
wet or latex paint

Use a simple cleaning solution made up of 1/4 teaspoon of non-bleach detergent (or white vinegar) mixed with 32 ounces of water.

 

Special Water-Soluble Stains
blood
chocolate
coffee
mustard
tea
vomit
wine

Try 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed with 1 cup of water (but not on wool or wool-blend carpet; instead use mild detergent and water).

 

Fat, Oil, and Wax 
Place a paper towel over the stain and with a clothes iron set to warm, iron residue into the towel changing the paper towel often. The wax, fat, or oil should melt off the carpet and stick to the paper towel. 

Cigarette Burns 
These can be removed by gently rubbing the pile with the edge of a dull knife. 

Glue 
Moisten a cotton ball or soft cloth with rubbing alcohol and press it on the affected area. Once the glue residue is thoroughly moistened, gently wipe it off and repeat until the carpet is clean. 

Wax and Gum
Use ice to freeze the wax or gum, then break it up with a blunt object, such as a spoon. Vacuum before the pieces soften, and blot the carpet with a white towel. 

Nail Polish 
Blot the area with a cleaning towel dipped in nail polish remover. 

Urine
Absorb as much as possible with white towels, then blot with a damp, cool cloth. Next, spray or blot with a solution of one part white vinegar to one part water. Finally, apply a solution of 1/2 teaspoon of clear, mild, non-bleach detergent mixed with 32 ounces of water, rinse, and blot dry.

 

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Oops! Whether it’s grape juice, a little present from Fido, or artwork from your 2 year old, it seems whatever is not supposed to get on the carpet always does. Here are a few tips from a carpet manufacturer on how to clean your carpets using products you have around your house. 

What You Should Know Before You Start
To remove a stain, 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. 

Water-Soluble Stains
alcoholic beverages
berries
colas
excrement
food dyes
gravy
ice cream
jelly
milk
mud
washable ink
wet or latex paint

Use a simple cleaning solution made up of 1/4 teaspoon of non-bleach detergent (or white vinegar) mixed with 32 ounces of water.

 

Special Water-Soluble Stains
blood
chocolate
coffee
mustard
tea
vomit
wine

Try 1 tablespoon of ammonia mixed with 1 cup of water (but not on wool or wool-blend carpet; instead use mild detergent and water).

 

Fat, Oil, and Wax 
Place a paper towel over the stain and with a clothes iron set to warm, iron residue into the towel changing the paper towel often. The wax, fat, or oil should melt off the carpet and stick to the paper towel. 

Cigarette Burns 
These can be removed by gently rubbing the pile with the edge of a dull knife. 

Glue 
Moisten a cotton ball or soft cloth with rubbing alcohol and press it on the affected area. Once the glue residue is thoroughly moistened, gently wipe it off and repeat until the carpet is clean. 

Wax and Gum
Use ice to freeze the wax or gum, then break it up with a blunt object, such as a spoon. Vacuum before the pieces soften, and blot the carpet with a white towel. 

Nail Polish 
Blot the area with a cleaning towel dipped in nail polish remover. 

Urine
Absorb as much as possible with white towels, then blot with a damp, cool cloth. Next, spray or blot with a solution of one part white vinegar to one part water. Finally, apply a solution of 1/2 teaspoon of clear, mild, non-bleach detergent mixed with 32 ounces of water, rinse, and blot dry.

 

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