sTips on eliminating carpet stains

by | May 6, 2015 | Cleaning

It is almost impossible to keep a carpet free from stains. As a carpet is a floor covering it is by nature subjected to all types of abuse, the stain can be from food falling to the floor as well as beverages such as wine and soft drinks. Although food and beverages are common reasons for carpet stains they are not all, perhaps you have a new pet that is not yet house trained or something has been tracked in from outdoors on the bottom of someone’s shoes. Regardless of the reason there are companies that offer professional stain removal service in New York City area, there are also a few effective methods that can employed by the homeowner.
Many common carpet stains can be eliminated if they are addressed shortly after the spill takes place. In many cases the stain can be removed with supplies that are commonly found in the home. An easy to make stain remover for general purpose use is little more than white vinegar, rubbing alcohol and baking powder. When combined, these three common ingredients will eliminate a number of stains. The best approach is to combine the ingredients in a spray bottle, use this to saturate the stained area. Do not rub or wipe the stain, all you will do is drive it deeper into the carper pile, blot the area with a clean white cloth or paper towel. Repeat this process as often as you have to completely eliminate the stain. To ensure there is nothing left give the area a good vacuuming and then leave a clean piece of paper towel on the spot until the area is completely dry.

Stains from grease, ink or blood are considerably harder to remove but they can still be tackled by the homeowner. Although it is not intended to be used as a carpet cleaner, brake fluid can be used. Brake fluid contains most of the same chemicals that are used in the dry cleaning business to remove such stains from clothing. Apply a little brake cleaner, blot it with paper towels and after a few repeats the stain will usually be gone.

There are stains that simply cannot be removed using common household chemicals; in cases like this the solution is to call a company that offers a stain removal service in New York City. These companies have methods which are considerably more aggressive than anything that can be done at home but the key is still the same, call the service as soon as you can as stains that have been allowed to set are much more difficult to eliminate.

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