No matter how hard you try, eventually, you’re going to get some stains on your carpet that are going to be difficult to remove. Whether it was for an important birthday party, or a Super Bowl celebration, there are times when people are going to be eating in your living room over the carpet, and accidents do happen. Here are a couple of tried and true methods of getting rid of stubborn carpet stains.
As soon as the stain happens, take some dry towels and begin to dab the area without doing any scrubbing or rubbing whatsoever. If there are large particles pick those up first, as delicately as possible, so they don’t get pushed down into the fibers of the carpet. Then take a spray bottle with warm water and dampen the whole area where the stain has occurred. Now it’s time to repeat the first step of dabbing the stained area with dry towels until as much of the stain as possible has been removed. If there is still some stain left, it’s time to mix some liquid dish soap with water in the spray bottle and dampen the area once again.
A carpet cleaning company will have more information on how to get stains out of the carpet. It’s never fun nor easy task.
Now take new dry towels and re-dry the area one more time and the stain should now be gone. However, if there are still some remnants of the stain left it’s time to get some club soda and pour it onto the stained area and let it sit for a minute. The carbonation in the club soda will work like scrubbing bubbles to bring the stain to the top, where again you’ll need to take dry towels and dab the stained area until there is no more stain left to be seen. If you still can’t get the stain out, then it’s time to place a damp towel over the area and call a professional carpet cleaner who will have specialized spot remover chemicals in order to do the job.
Most of the time getting stains out of a carpet is a matter of patience and dabbing. But, when the stain proves too stubborn to remove, it’s time to call in the professionals and get it done right.