Carpet Spot & Stain Removal Tips

carpetAreas of your home that have carpet flooring tend to be areas that are utilized most often, especially when it comes to your children and grandchildren. Spills happen and by acting quickly, you’ll be able to minimize the severity of stains that are left behind. Depending on the type of spill, your stain removal process will differ just a bit, but by having a utilizing a general process for removing stains, you’ll be able to clean minimize permanent stains.

Stop Stains Before They Start

When a spill first happens, acting fast will allow you to begin the stain removal process before the stain even sets.

Blot – Absorb excess liquid by blotting the spill with a dry, clean paper towel and avoid any rubbing

Scrape – Depending on the spill, you might need to scratch away excess material which you can do with the edge of a spoon

Apply – Wet a clean paper towel with your favorite cleaning solution and dampen your carpet with it

Stain Removal Tips

Once you’ve gone through the process of absorbing excess liquid and applying your cleaning solution, consider these tips for successfully removing stains out of your carpet.

  • Always blot stains, never rub!
  • If there are semi-solids on the carpet, use the edge of a spoon to scape them away
  • Before using a new stain removal product, always test it on an area of your carpet that is inconspicuous
  • Start the stain removal process by applying your stain remover to a clean paper towel and blotting at the stain
  • Once the stain has been removed, clean the area with cold water to remove the stain remover
  • Place paper towels on top of the stain to remove excess moisture

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