Oh no! There’s nothing worse than spilling something on your carpet and creating a horrendous looking stain.
Don’t worry, we have some tips for you on how to remove carpet stains.
FIRST – You must identify what caused the stain. There are a few different types of stains based on what created it.
- Tannin Spot: Caused by tea, coffee, rust , browning, urine, water stains, etc.
- Food Spot: Sauces, soda, ketchup, mustard, etc.
- Oily Spot: Ink, grease, tar, etc.
- Protein Spot: Vomit, blood, etc.
START- Use an absorbent cloth or towel to blot any excess liquid. If the stain has a solid buildup, then use a tool to scrape away the stain. Avoid rubbing the stain with the cloth because it’ll only push the stain further into the carpet.
NEXT- Apply your stain cleaning solution onto the spot. You may need to spray the solution on a white cloth or towel to control the amount of chemicals your placing onto the spot. Try testing a small area before to make sure the solution won’t lift any color or damage the surface.
NOTE- Each stain requires a different spot-removing solution:
- Tannin Spot: Acid Spotter- A stain remover on the acid side of the pH scale
- Food Spot: Alkaline Spotter- Good for cleaning food based oils. It’s high in pH and will fight the toughest stains.
- Oily Spot: Dry Solvent Spotter- This cleaner has zero water content. It will dissolve oily based stains
- Protein Spot: Enzyme Spotter- A water based alkaline stain remover, it’s made to remove stains that other spotters are incapable of.
LAST- Using a clean towel or cloth, blot the solution to absorb the stain. Avoid rubbing the stain because this will only spread it.
REMINDER- Always make sure the areas you are removing stains are well ventaleted! These solutions may have strong odor.