Carpet stains can be a major challenge to remove, your best chance for success is cleaning the stains as soon as they occur. The longer a stain has time to soak and set into the carpet, the harder and less successful you will be in removing the stain. However, there are times when a stain goes undiscovered. When you discover an old stain, there is still chance of removing it. American Hometown Services will share what steps to take when removing an old carpet stain. As each stain is different, you may need to take a different approach for each type of stain. However, with each stain you will want to start by hydrating the stain. You will want to use plain water and pour it over the stain and let the water sit on the carpet to re-hydrate the stain. This will make it much easier to remove.
Method 1. Water and Liquid Dish Soap to Remove Carpet Stains
One of the first methods for removing a stain is beginning the process with water and liquid dish soap. This method is one of the better methods as it introduces this chemical and other cleaning products into your home and on your carpets. Start by mixing 1 cup of warm water with a few drops of liquid dish soap. Using a white cloth you will want to apply the soapy water over the stain. Use a blotting technique and resist the need to scrub at the stain as this only causes more problems. Additionally, do not over soak the carpet with soapy water. Gently blot at the stain until the stain is gone. Next. rinse the site with plain water to remove all of the soapy residue. Do this by blotting the water over the site, and then use a dry cloth to press down over the wet carpet. The dry towel or cloth will absorb the water out of the carpet. Repeat this process until the soapy water is out of the carpet.
Method 2. Water, Dish Soap and Vinegar Carpet Stain Remover
If the water and dish soap are not enough, it’s time to take things up a notch. For a bit more stubborn stains, such as a stain that contains food dye or coloring, mix 2 cups of water with a tablespoon of white vinegar and liquid dish soap. Apply the mixture to the stain and let it sit over the stain for 15 minutes. Work the stain out with the same blotting technique. However use plain water when blotting and a dry cloth to help remove the moisture from the carpet. You are basically rinsing the stain while removing the stain at the same time.
Method 3. Water, Vinegar, Dish Soap and Baking Soda to Get Carpet Stains Out
For really stubborn stains, create the same water, vinegar and dish soap mixture as before. But this time before applying the mixture, sprinkle baking soda over the stain first. Put your cleaning mixture into a spray bottle and spray the cleaning mixture over the baking soda and stain. The baking soda will begin to bubble which will break down and lift out the stain. Blot to clean and remove the stain and do not forget to rinse the carpet.
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Depending on the nature of the stain, old carpet stains can be difficult to remove. When you need help removing stains and reclaiming clean and beautiful carpets, contact American Hometown Services today.