We’ve all spilled coffee, tracked in mud, or dropped our favorite dinner on our carpets before. Knowing how to remove these hard to clean stains can be a challenge for most of us. That’s because cleaning techniques sometimes depend on what caused the stain, so what works for some stains won’t work for other stains. Let’s review the best ways to clean up the most common types of stains that homeowners struggle with. These techniques utilize items you already have in your home that are completely safe to use around pets and children.
Items you’ll need:
– Towels, napkins, or paper towels
– Cold water
– Distilled White Vinegar
– Baking Soda
– Vacuum Cleaner
Removing Pet Stains from Your Carpet
The best way to remove or prevent pet stains from your carpet is to clean your carpet as soon as possible. Remove any debris from your carpets, and blot up any remaining urine or liquids as much as possible. Since pets can be sneaky, it isn’t always possible to get to the stain before it dries, so in that case, the first step is to moisten anything that has dried on your carpet fibers with some water and then blot. Next, spray a mixture of distilled white vinegar and water on the area. This will work to neutralize odors and remove stains at the same time. For pet stains, it is important to completely remove the odor so your pet doesn’t continue to relieve himself in the same area.
How to Remove Red Wine Stain From Carpet
Red wine is one of the hardest stains to remove from carpets. As with most stains, you will begin by blotting up as much of the spill as you possibly can. Each time a towel or napkin becomes saturated, switch it with a new one, this might mean you go through several towels, but this is important. If you continue blotting with a saturated towel, you are likely to spread the stain and make it worse. Next, apply baking soda to the area and gently rub it into the stain. The baking soda will begin to absorb more of the wine. Vacuum up the baking soda and repeat until there is no stain.
Remove Mud From Carpets
Mud is one of the few things that you should let dry before you try cleaning it up. Once mud dries, it is easy to vacuum up. Some mud gets lodged deep within your carpet fibers, however, so in this case, after vacuuming, you will want to flush the stain with cold water and blot it up with a dry towel or napkin.
Professional Carpet Cleaning in New Hampshire
When in doubt, you can always leave it to the professionals to clean your carpets. The experts at Best Qualified Cleaning have seen and removed every type of stain under the sun and are positive your carpets are no different. We’ll work with you to determine what will work best, and then make sure we fully remove any stain from your home or office. We always use cleaning solutions that are totally safe for your family and pets, so you have nothing to worry about! Give us a call or request a quote to get started.