We all have panic attacks when our child spills juice on the carpet or our pet decides to do his business in the living room. We ourselves end up spilling coffee on the carpet accidentally and there is no one else to blame in this case. Fortunately, there are several effective carpet stain removers readily available at home to ease our guilt and panic. So, the next time someone spills something on the carpet don’t worry, just use one of the below stain removers and be rewarded with clean carpets.
Here Are The 5 Effective Carpet Stain Removers:
First, take a cleaning towel or tissue and press it on the spilled area. This will soak up some of the spilled stuff. It is important to start removing the stain as soon as possible. Otherwise, if you let the spilled stuff sit for some time, it will dry up and the problem gets worse. Once you have soaked up the spilled stuff as much as you can, spray vinegar on the stained area. Let the vinegar sit for about 15 minutes. Now, use a clean towel and gently rub the area to remove the stains. Vinegar removes the stains as well as foul odor and leaves the carpet smelling fresh.
Baking soda can be used to give the carpet a thorough cleaning as well as to remove specific stains such as red wine spills. A carpet usually starts smelling after a particular period of time and is also home to dust and dirt. In order to clean the carpet, first vacuum clean the carpet to remove dust, dirt, pet hairs etc. Now, sprinkle baking soda on the carpet and let it sit overnight. You may also help the baking soda reach between the carpet fibers by brushing with a nylon brush. Vacuum the carpet the next day and be rewarded with carpet free from dirt and odors.
For removing specific stains such as red wine stains, first use a towel and soak up as much wine as possible. Now, sprinkle some water on the stain in order to dilute it and blot again using a towel. After you have removed as much stain as possible in this manner, mix about a quarter cup of baking soda with about a cup of water to make a paste. Pour this paste on the stain and let it dry. Vacuum the baking soda once it dries in order to remove the stain.
Mix ammonia with equal parts hot water and take the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray the mixture liberally on the carpet stain and place a towel on top of it. Now, iron the towel using a steam iron. The towel will absorb the stain and starts coloring. Change towel and repeat if necessary.
Has your pet ended up dirtying your carpet? First things first, remove or soak up as much stain as possible wearing gloves and using a cleaning towel. Take care to blot the carpet and not to rub. Rubbing the carpet might spread the stains and make the problem worse. Now take some shaving cream and apply it on the stains. Let it sit for 15 minutes and then clean it with a damp towel.
Dish Washing Liquid, White Vinegar And Baking Soda:
Mix 1 teaspoon each of dish washing liquid, white vinegar and baking soda in about a cup of warm water. Take this mixture in a spray bottle. First try to soak up as much stain as possible using a towel and then spray this mixture on the stain. Gently rub with a towel and repeat if necessary.