How to get rid of common carpet stains

Spillovers on your carpets are inevitable. Thankfully, most stains are easy to remove, provided you take the right step at the right time. Here are some tips on how you can get rid of common carpet stains without requiring professional help:

Pet urine stains

If your adored pet has given you a surprise, pick up some paper towels immediately and place it on the urinated area. Let the paper towels absorb the urine as much as possible.

If there is any debris on the carpet, pick it up with the help of gloves. Mix stain-fighting laundry detergent and water in equal quantity and spray the mixture on the stained area. Allow this mixture to rest for a few minutes and then, blot the area. Rinse it with warm water three or more times to remove the detergent traces completely.

If the stain is dry and stinky, you may try using white vinegar and water solution, but we suggest that you hire a professional carpet cleaner in Brisbane instead. DIY methods are great but sometimes, they may create unnecessary troubles and may even cause discolouration and carpet damage.

Coffee stains

If not treated properly, coffee stains can make your carpet look filthy. The worst thing is that the yellowish coffee tint can be easily mistaken as pet mess. If you have a coffee spill, immediately dry the spot by bloating with paper towels. Keep changing the towel so that they absorb as much moisture as possible. In a bottle, mix white vinegar, water and a gentle, non-bleach detergent. Spray this mixture on the wet coffee stain, rub the area very gently with a white cloth, rinse with warm water and repeat. Do a patch test, if required.

Oil Stains

Oil stains are hard to deal with, especially if you have ignored them for a long time. Oil spills should be attended to as quickly as possible. Sprinkle a good amount of baking powder or corn starch on the spiled area. These products are easily available in most households and they are harmless for your carpet. Rub the powder into the carpet and let it sit for 15-20 minutes. Vacuum the area thoroughly and rinse it with warm water. Baking soda and corn starch are absorbent in nature. They will absorb the oil, leaving your carpet stain free.

If you don’t have baking soda or corn starch handy, you can use rubbing alcohol. Apply it on the stained area and let it sit for 15 minutes. If the stain is still visible, apply some more rubbing alcohol until the stain disappears. Let the stained area dry completely and then, rinse it thoroughly. Baking soda, corn starch, and rubbing alcohol are great for all types of oil including baby oil, motor oil, olive oil, and cooking oil.

Carpet stains, if attended to immediately, are easy to get rid of. But, if the stains have dried out, do not use the DIY products available in the supermarkets. There is a high chance that these products may discolour your carpet. Call your nearby carpet cleaning company like us at Austech Carpet Cleaning to get it cleaned professionally.

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