There are many products on the market to help you clean stains. And, there are many ways that you can clean them without chemicals at all. But, the trick is, when you have a spill you need answers and you need them now! Here is a great helpful tool that will provide you with some solutions when it comes to handling carpet stains. We encourage you to come back and use it whenever you need to.
These are some of the options to cleaning your carpet that you can use. Later, we will provide a chart that you can reference to help you know which option you should use. Lets get started:
Ammonia solution: One teaspoon of clear, household type ammonia to a half of a cup of water. This solution can be used in a spray bottle or be applied to the carpet directly. It is important not to wet the carpets backing when apply. After applying solution, use white paper towels to blot. Allow to dry completely.
Detergent solution: A detergent solution can be made of hand soap or dish soap. The combination is one quarter of a teaspoon of detergent to one quart of water. Make sure the soap does not contain bleach or lanolin.
Often, good old fashioned water can re-hydrate the stain to help with removal. Large spills can be cleaned up with a wet dry vac or a steam cleaner. Dry as thoroughly as possible.
Lemon juice can be used to remove some tough stains. To use it:
Not all stains can be removed. Some do permanent damage to the carpeting. Also, it is very important that you take the time to know the proper cleaning instructions provided by the carpet manufacturer. Some rugs that are made of natural fibers, such as wool, should not be handled in this way. Some carpets with specific dyes also need special care. If you are not sure, find an inconspicuous area of the carpet then test for colourfastness. If youre still unsure, contact a professional rug cleaner. Ask them how you should go about removing a stain on your specific carpet.