How to Remove Carpet Stains

No matter what kind of safety precaution we do, carpet stains can happen to us once in a while. You’ve set your rules to the kids and everyone in the family so you can maintain the beautiful appearance of your home, but in an instant it gets stained. Most of us panic if this happens, especially if the carpet is white and costly. We reach for the nearest cloth and try to remove the stain. However, you shouldn’t rush into panic decisions like this because you might get the situation even worse!  

You can do many stain removal techniques so it won’t spread and damage the carpet further. We are sharing those techniques with you. It is better to be knowledgeable about these things so you would know what to grab and how to treat the stains.  

Carpet Stains

Removing Pet Stains 

If you have pets on your house, there’s a high change that you’ll pet stains especially if the pets are not trained. It’s frustrating sometimes but we cannot put the blame on the pets, right? Thankfully, there are cleaning methods and substances that you can use for this type of accident. First thing to do is cleaning up the initial mess. Pick up the debris using gloves, dispose them, if the debris is wet, and use the blot method to soak up the moisture. Do not rub or smear. Blot repeatedly until the stain is removed.  

If the stain is already dry, moisten it. Apply a cleaning carpet which is good for pet stains only. If there is a remaining spot and odor, you might need to use different techniques. Use white vinegar; mix with a quart of warm water and then spritz on the remaining stain. Soak for several minutes then blot the stain.  

Removing Kool-Aid Stains 

One of the worst culprits for our wonderful stains is Kool-Aid. But, don’t worry because there are right treatments for this. First, use a dry towel to blot the stain. Do not rub because it will lead to saturation. You can also mix dawn dish soap, white vinegar and water. Spray the stained area and let soak for 10 minutes. After that, blot the area using a dry towel. You can also use some products to clean the stain. You just have to use them according to instructions.  

Removing Coffee Stains 

Taking your coffee to the living room might lead into coffee stain accidents. If you don’t act right away, it will make the carpet look really filthy. The blotting method is always useful in this kind of situation. Never spread the stain. Use a mixture of water, vinegar and non-bleach detergent using the spritzer method. Rinse and repair. There are also products you can use to combat carpet stains, just use accordingly. Wear gloves when you use these chemicals to avoid harming your skin.  

Removing Blood Stains 

Another culprit for your carpet is blood stains. When you see blood stains, make sure you treat them right away. Do not grab warm water; make sure you use cold water. Cold water will prevent the blood from penetrating into the fibers. Use the spritzer method with a mixture of liquid dish detergent, 2 tablespoon of grease-fighting and cold water.  

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