Top 20 Carpet Stains Removal Guide

image2.jpegTop 20 Carpet Stain Removal Tips

Here are the top 20 stains and spills that happen to carpets, and the best way to remove them. If this doesn’t work for your particular spill, depending on your carpet type and how long it has been there; you can always give Stuart a call for extra advice, or he can pop along and look at it to give you more advice or a quote to do it for you…

1 Alcohol

2 Coffee

3 Tea

4 Liquid foods

5 Urine

Method: Blot up surplus spillage first, then use a Detergent Vinegar Solution, a little at a time. Always work from the outer edge of the stain inwards and frequently blot with dry cloths. See below for final rinse procedure

6 Chocolate

7 Sticky Sweets

8 Blood

9 Glue

10 Egg

11 Ice Cream

12 Milk

13 Soft Drinks

14 Vomit

 Method: Scrape up excess with a blunt knife first, then use a Detergent Solution starting at the outer edge and blot dry. Follow up with Ammonia Solution and blot dry again. See below for final rinse procedure

15 Solids

16 Fats

17 Tar

18 Chewing Gum

19 Oil and Ointment

20 Shoe Polish

Method: First, scrape up excess with a blunt knife, then use a Dry Cleaning Solution followed by Detergent Vinegar Solution and blot dry. See below for final rinse procedure

Final Rinse Procedure (applicable to all above methods of stain removal)

Method: Mix one-part white vinegar and four-part water, pour mixture into a spray bottle and spray over the stained area. Blot dampened area (do not rub) to remove excess moisture and then spread white kitchen towel (stacked 6-8 sheets deep) or absorbent cloth over the affected area and place a weight, such as a telephone directory, on top. Leave overnight and repeat if necessary

Of course, without knowing the precise make-up of your carpet, and the size of the spill, we can’t guarantee its complete removal using these methods, but this information will certainly save you from making an expensive mistake by using the wrong cleaning agent on the wrong stain.

If your stain has been there for a long time (You may have moved into a new property and found it already there) we can pop in and have a look to give your more accurate advice, or a free quote to do it for you…