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Common Carpet Cleaning Tips for Quick Stain Removal

Posted on July 4th, 2014 by

Major parties and holidays, like the 4th of July, usually leave your carpet flooring looking worse for the wear if your guests aren’t careful. Whether you’ve just had new carpet installed in your home or want to keep the carpet you’ve had for years looking brand new, it’s important to know how to remove stains quickly and efficiently. When your carpet is stained in any way, being able to use household products that are on standby to clean up the mess can restore the look of your carpet and save you time and money. Here are some carpet cleaning tips you can use right away.

Wine Stains

Pour salt on the stain to absorb the wine. Baking soda works as well. Then, pour a little club soda on the stain and blot it with a cloth. Gently rub the wine stain with a mixture of lukewarm water and dish-washing liquid until the stain is removed. For stubborn wine stains, pour a little hydrogen peroxide on the wine to lift the color from your carpet.

Pet Stains

Pour white vinegar on the stain to absorb the spot. Pour baking soda on top of the vinegar to neutralize the odor and add more stain-fighting power. It’s best to let the stain treatment set for a couple of days before sweeping or vacuuming it.

Blood Stains

Use cold water to rinse blood from the carpet. Then treat the stain with a drop of dishwashing liquid and cold water. You can dry the carpet fibers quickly by using a blow dryer.

Ink Stains

Rubbing alcohol can lift ink stains from carpet. Wet a cloth with alcohol and dab it on the ink stain. Do this several times and then leave the alcohol on the ink stain for about half an hour. Next,  rinse the stain with warm water and vinegar.

Coffee Stains

Flush the coffee stain with a little cool water. Mix a solution of water, dishwashing detergent and lemon juice. Dip a washcloth in the solution and dab the stain gently. Soak up any excess moisture with a paper towel.

Before removing any stains from your carpet, blot the stain with a washcloth or paper towel to wipe up any excess liquid. After you’ve picked up the stain, you may want to vacuum to give your carpet a dry, clean feel.

If you noticed that it’s too late to salvage your carpet, consider installing new flooring from Unique Flooring in San Diego. We offer the vast selection and style that San Diego homeowners are looking for, coupled with the professional guidance from our staff at Unique Flooring. For more information or to set up a consultation, call us today at 760-945-0010.

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