We’re pretty sure that you’ve experienced spending (almost) an entire day just trying to remove a tough stain on your carpet. A guest might have dropped a glass of red wine the night before. Your child might have used your carpeted floor as a drawing board. Your pet might have been too lazy to urinate outside. Admit it. It’s quite annoying to put up with these housekeeping emergencies. With that being said, let us share with you some of the toughest carpet stains and how you can get rid of them without breaking a sweat!
If your pet urinates your carpet, you’ll have to act fast in order to avoid damage to your carpet. White vinegar should eradicate the odor from the carpet. You may also use a small amount of hydrogen peroxide mixed with a small amount of baking soda. Just be careful so you won’t cause discoloration on the carpet.
You can get rid of the blood on your carpet with the use of ammonia. Mix the compound with water and spray the solution onto the affected area. Afterward, get a spoon of detergent and gently dab it onto the sprayed area with the use of a cloth towel. Don’t rub it because doing so will only worsen the stain.
3. Red Wine
You should work on the red wine stain right away to prevent it from sticking to the carpet even more. Get a thick towel and again, DAB it. Don’t rub the towel onto the carpet because that will just spread the wine even more. You may add a little salt on the affected area as it dries in order to absorb the wine. Afterward, dab a small amount of detergent onto the remaining stain. Continuously blot the area and once the stain is gone, dry the carpet with a towel.
If your kid or pet accidentally vomits on your carpeted floor, ammonia should solve the problem. Like what should be done with blood stains, mix a small amount of ammonia with water and then spray the solution onto the stained spot. Dab the ammonia with a tablespoon of detergent and cloth towel afterward.
5. Grape Juice
For stains caused by juices or fruity drinks, blot the carpet with a cloth in order to absorb the remaining juice. Again, never rub the carpet to avoid smearing the stain. Afterward, use detergent or a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to remove the rest of the juice.
6. Permanent Marker
If your child draws on your carpet with a permanent marker, you should vacuum the area first to get rid of loose substances, dust or dirt that may worsen the problem. To remove the marker ink, use a non-oily hairspray or rubbing alcohol. Spray or pour some on a white cloth and use it to dab onto the stained area. The marker ink should be transferred to the cloth. Get another cloth and blot the stained area to dry it up. If the first application won’t do the trick, repeat the process.
7. Candle Wax
To remove hardened candle wax from your carpet, scrape as much as you can with the use of a spoon. Afterward, cover the area with a brown paper bag. Iron the bag (don’t forget to set it on low) to melt the candle wax and let transfer it to the brown paper. Replace the paper bag with a new one if there are still some stains left on the carpet. Repeat the process as necessary.
8. Chewing Gum
Aside from all these irritating stains already mentioned, we all know that chewing gum is also a popular culprit. What you have to do is freeze the gum first with the use of canned air. If you don’t have canned air, you can use ice cube. Once the gum is frozen, scrape it off the carpet with a knife and then vacuum the rest of the particles.
We hope that you enjoyed reading our blog on how to remove tough carpet stains. If you’re not confident in doing the solutions we’ve provided above, just get the assistance of a professional carpet cleaner. Do you have other tips to share? Comment them below!
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