Some Common Carpet Stains and How To Remove Them

Some Common Carpet Stains and How To Remove Them
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Carpet staining is unavoidable because no matter how careful you are, one thing or another will spill on your carpet and make it stained. Your carpet comes in contact with a number of things during our daily activities.

Some of these stains are easy to remove, while others require significant effort to clean. Moreover, there are some stains that require professional carpet cleaning to remove from your carpet.

Here in this blog, we will discuss how to remove difficult carpet stains and easy methods to clean some common stains on your carpet.

How To Remove Common Carpet Stains

In most cases, blotting will get most of your work done if you act quickly. The more you will wait, it will be harder to remove. Here are the 3 steps for removing tough stains from your carpet.

Step 1: Blot 

Blotting the stains gently using a paper towel or a clean cloth removes the excess liquid and contaminants. If the stain is dry, scrape off the excess solids, rinse it with water, and wait for a few minutes. Blot the area and remove as much liquid as possible.

Step 2: Clean

Apply a suitable cleaning solution to the carpet stain. You can also prepare a homemade solution by adding 1 teaspoon of mild dish soap and white vinegar each to 2 cups of warm water. Apply an adequate amount of cleaner to the stain and let it work for a few minutes.

Step 3: Dry

Now soak a clean white absorbent cloth in water and wring it to make it damp. Dab the cloth on the stain to remove the cleaning solution and residue from your carpet. Continue this till the stain no longer transfers to the cloth. Then blot it using a dry cloth or paper towel. Leave the area to dry.

How To Remove Some Common But Though Carpet Stains 

Coffee/Tea Stains 

Coffee or tea stain on carpet

Blot the stain as much as you can.

Apply a solution of 1 tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide and ½ tablespoon of dish soap and wait for 1-2 minutes.

Soak the excess cleaning solution and residue with a clean cloth.

Rinse the area with some water and soak again till it is dry.

Repeat the step until the stain vanishes completely.

Melted Wax 

Melted wax on carpet

Harden the wax using an icepack.

Scrape off the dried wax using a butter knife or a coin.

Vacuum the scraped wax pieces.

Cover the affected area with a paper towel.

Rub an iron at medium temperature to melt the wax.

The paper towel will absorb the wax from your carpet.

Clean the carpet with suitable cleaner if required.

Wine/Juice Stain

Wine or Juice stain on carpet

Blot as much as you can.

Rinse the stain with club soda. (do not over-wet)

Soak as much liquid as possible.

Repeat the process till the stain vanishes completely.

Urine Stain 

Urine Stain On carpet

Blot as much liquid as possible.

Treat the affected area with a suitable enzymatic cleaner

Soak the stain to remove excess cleaner and residue.

Sprinkle baking soda to deodorize.

Leave the soda overnight and vacuum the next morning.

Dirt/Mud Stains 

Dirt or mud stain on carpet

Scape off as much dry mud and dirt as possible

Vaccum the carpet to remove loose soil, dirt, and scraped mud.

Apply the solution of warm water and liquid dish soap.

Let the solution sit for 3-5  minutes.

Blot the stain to remove cleaning solution and residue.

Let the area dry naturally, or use a hair dryer.

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