Carpet Stain Removal Secrets

 Twitter171e64e.jpgHere at SJS, we have lots of Top Tips for removing those small stains that can spoil the whole appearance of your carpet. These methods work best when the stain is fresh, but if you have moved into a property with old stains on the carpet, try these methods first, then call us in to remove them using our #Texatherm process for you.

Remove Alcohol, Coffee, Tea, Urine Stains

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


Remove Chocolate, Blood, Glue, Egg, Ice Cream, Milk, Vomit Stains

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


Remove Solids, Fats, Tar, Chewing Gum, Oil and Ointment, Shoe Polish Stains

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)


  1. Mix one-part white vinegar and four-part water,
  2. pour mixture into a spray bottle and spray over the stained area.
  3.  Blot dampened area (do not rub) to remove excess moisture
  4. 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.
  5. Leave overnight and repeat if necessary


Of course, without knowing the precise make-up of your carpet, or the age and the size of the spill, we can’t guarantee this will work, but it should solve most stains for you. If you can’t shift the stain, call us in to have a look and give you more specific advice, or a free quote to do it for you. We cover Leicester City and all Leicestershire Towns.

Call us today for a no obligation site visit and free quotation Tel: 01162 987 082 or 01509 412 797