9 Of The Toughest Carpet Stains And How To Remove Them
Keeping carpets in perfectly pristine shape can be challenging, but with help from Chem-Dry, it doesn’t have to be impossible!
Even the toughest stains like blood, paint, and pet urine can be removed for good with Chem-Dry carpet stain removal in Olympia.
Here are some of the most common carpet stains we come across and go-to methods for removing them.
#1 – Blood
At the first sign of blood stains, rinse the area with cold water. Follow up with a store-bought stain remover like Oxi-Clean or your own homemade solution.
#2 – Ink
Gently blot the stain with a cloth that’s been dipped in isopropyl alcohol. Nail polish remover may also do the trick. Just be sure to test a small area of your carpet first.
#3 – Pet
Scoop up or gently blot away as much of the mess as you can, then use a pet-safe stain remover that contains ammonia. You can also make your own using vinegar, water, and baking soda. Also, be sure to schedule professional pet urine odor removal on a routine basis.
#4 – Water Soluble Stains
For stains like wine, chocolate, or vomit, use 1 cup of water and 1 tablespoon ammonia, or gentle soap and water.
#5 – Oil, Fat, Gum, Or Wax
For gum, place ice over the area then use a knife or spoon to chip away as much of the stain as possible. For fat, wax, or oil, place a soft towel over the stain then iron over it until the stain sticks to the towel.
#6 – Glue
Gently blot rubbing alcohol over the glue, then wipe it away using a soft cloth.
#7 – Coffee
Soak up as much of the stain as you can using a towel, then apply a cleaning solution made of 1 ¼ cups water and ¼ cup of bleach. Rinse the area and pat it dry. Again, test a small area of your carpet first to make sure there isn’t any discoloration.
#8 – Latex Paint Or Washable Ink
Try making a solution using ¼ teaspoon white vinegar in 32 ounces of water. Apply to the stain, then repeat until it’s gone.
#9 – Cola, Dyes, And Food
Use a vinegar/water solution or a store bought stain fighter like Oxi-Clean.
Carpet Stain Removal In Olympia, Washington
If you’re unable to remove stains completely on your own, don’t stress! Chem-Dry can help with professional carpet stain removal in Olympia, Washington.