How to Easily Clean Your Carpets No Matter What the Stain

Have you been thinking of calling your local carpet cleaner, because your carpets are really dirty? Depending on the state of your carpets, that may be the only thing to do. However, there are a few things you can try on your own before you give them a call.

How to Combat Specific Carpet Stains

  • Ink- To get rid of ink, use hairspray. Alcohol free hairspray won’t work.
  • Blood- Soak the stain in white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide.
  • Red wine – Soak the stain with equal parts of vinegar, dish soap, and salt.
  • Paint – If it’s dry, use goo gone. if it’s wet, try nail polish remover
  • Vomit – Treat it with a solution of 2 tablespoons of ammonia and a cup of water.
  • Pet urine – Use equal parts vinegar and baking soda.

The Rules of Carpet Cleaning

Here are a few rules to remember when cleaning your carpet:

  • Soak up as much of the stain as you can as soon as you can.
  • Always blot it up, don’t scrub.
  • Take care of the stain as soon you can.
  • A general carpet cleaning solution is 2 cups of hot water, 2 tablespoons of vinegar, 1 tablespoon of salt, and 1 tablespoon of baking soda.

Spot Treat With a Steam Cleaner

If you have a steam cleaner, your carpet is a great fabric to use it on. As soon as you have blotted up as much of the stain as you can, pass your steam cleaner over it. Simply fill it with water and let it work it’s magic on your carpet.

When to Call a Professional Carpet Cleaner

Despite your very best efforts, there may come a time when you need to call a professional carpet cleaner. Here are some of them:

  • The stain won’t come out.
  • The stain comes out, but the odor doesn’t.
  • You are considering replacing your carpets.

If your carpets are so stained and dirty, then call your local carpet cleaner and see what they can do for you. It’s much cheaper than replacing your carpet. You may be able to easily handle a spilled cup of coffee on your carpet on our own. They can handle much worse and totally renew a carpet that was headed to the dumpster.