There are few things more appealing than a beautiful carpet that perfectly complements the room it’s in. But the nicer that carpet is, the more anxiety you probably have about keeping it clean. Some may have more success than others, but getting carpet stains is inevitable.
Tips for Removing Carpet Stains
If you plan on keeping your floor covered, you have to know how to remove stains from carpet. But what is the best way to get rid of carpet stains? Here’s a three-step carpet stain removal process that may help.
1. Remove Debris
Before trying to get the stain out, remove everything that is above the carpet. Pick up or vacuum up any dirt, debris or other solid material. Gently blot up any liquid with a paper towel. You want to avoid rubbing anything into the carpet while trying to remove a stain.
2. Spray on a Cleaning Solution
To protect your carpet and keep your home environmentally-friendly, you can make a very effective, safe cleaning solution using white vinegar and baking soda. Take a cup of warm water and mix in a quarter teaspoon of white vinegar and a quarter teaspoon of baking soda. Mix it together and pour it into a spray bottle. You can increase the amounts proportionally depending upon how much you need. You can also add a drop or two of lemon oil to create a pleasant odor.
Spray the solution directly onto the stain and let it sit for about 10 minutes or so.
3. Remove Your Solution
After the appropriate amount of time, blot the area with a paper towel, and most of the stain should lift away. If you are not happy with the results, you can repeat the procedure. Follow up by dabbing the area with a washcloth to get rid of any excess cleanser, blot dry, then vacuum.
Steam Cleaning for Stain Removal
For many day-to-day stains, the above can be effective. However, if you have a tough stain or your carpet has collected multiple stains over the years, you may need to look elsewhere. Using store-bought cleansers can be bad for your carpet and your health, and cleaners with bleach will almost certainly ruin your carpet.
In these cases, the best solution is steam cleaning your carpet. If you are in Plano, Texas, or elsewhere throughout the Dallas metropolitan area, contact Cyclone Professional Cleaners for safe, effective carpet stain removal. We’ve been cleaning the carpets of our satisfied customers in Texas for more than 17 years and have experience with all types of carpets.
We can assess your carpet needs and figure out the best way to take care of those tough stains, which may include our truck-mounted steam cleaning machines, some of the biggest in the Dallas area.
If you’re ready to say goodbye to those tough stains forever, let us know! Our workmanship is guaranteed, and we strive to be eco-friendly and residue resistant with our carpet-cleaning solutions. For a free quote over the phone, call us today at 972-390-8700 or contact us online now.