How to Get Stains Out of Your Carpet!
Accidents happen, and it can be hard to keep your carpet clean especially if you have young children or pests! This is why Karpet Kleen Services have put together a few helpful tips on how you can remove various stains from your carpets using products you probably have lying around the house.
Things You Need to Know Before You Start
When trying to remove a stain you should start from the outside and work in, blotting not scrubbing as this can ruin the carpet fibres or allow the stain to soak in further. Once you have done this rinse with clean water and repeat the process.
You can find more stain specific advice below. It might be worth testing any products on an inconspicuous part of your carpet to ensure it doesn’t cause any discolouration.
Water Soluble Stains
· Fizzy Drinks
· Food Dye
· Ice Cream
· Washable ink
· Latex or wet paint
To remove these stains make up a cleaning solution of ¼ teaspoon of non bleach detergent or white vinegar and mix with 900ml of water.
Special Water Soluble Stains
One tablespoon of ammonia mixed with one cup of water, unless your carpet is wool or wool blend then use detergent inserted of ammonia. If you have a polypropylene carpet then you can try one part bleach to five parts water. If you are unsure of the material of your carpet you can check with the manufacturer.
Oil, Fat and Wax
Put kitchen roll over the stain then iron over the on a warm setting. The oil, fat or wax should soak up off the carpet on stick to the kitchen roll.
Using a blunt knife or other hard flat object gently rub the affected area to remove the burn.
Use rubbing alcohol to moisten a soft cloth or cotton ball and press the affected area. Once the glue is moistened gently wipe it off and repeat until the carpet is clean.
Chewing Gum and Wax
Use ice to freeze the chewing gum or wax, then use a blunt object such as a spoon to shatter it then hover before the pieces soften again, afterwards blot the carpet with a white towel.
Blot affected area with an old rag soaked in nail polish remover.
Try and absorb as much as possible with towels and then blot with a damp cloth. Then using a solution one part white vinegar to one part water in a spray bottle, spray the affected area. Finally use a solution of ½ a teaspoon of mild or non bleach detergent mixed with 900ml of water to rinse and blot dry.