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Month: May 2016

5 Carpet Cleaning Tips For The Toughest Stains

5 Carpet Cleaning Tips For The Toughest Stains

Hey guys, today I have some quick tips for getting tough stains out of your carpet.  I recently took a vacation to visit a friend of mine in the states and one day we accidentally spilled some wine on the carpet.  Luckily she knew of a carpet cleaning company in the area, Lake Norman Carpet and Tile Care. They removed the stain so easily that it inspired me to share some of the tips that I’ve learned over the years of cleaning up after my family.  I love them to death but they can be a handful of times!

If you’re lucky then the stain you have will be a liquid stain, as these are usually easier to get out.  If not though, don’t worry as I’m going to share with you the best substances that you can use to get out those pesky stains.

 

wine stain

Baking Soda

I find that baking soda is one of the best things you can use to clean up some of the worst stains such as vomit and pet stains.  First just pour it over the stain and then pat it with a paper towel or cloth.  Then let it dry before vacuuming up whatever is left over.  Not only does baking soda help to lift the stains but it also deodorizes at the same time making it one of the best choices.

Hydrogen Peroxide

Normally used as a disinfectant, hydrogen peroxide is a great household item in general.  But it can also be used for other things than disinfecting cuts, like removing stains from carpet.  First mix a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide with a little bit of toothpaste.  Then rub the paste on the stain and rinse it off.  Watch as the stain disappears before your eyes!

Salt

This one is especially useful for wine stains.  Who hasn’t spilled some wine on their carpet at some point when having a girls night?  Just pour some salt on the stain to absorb it and wait about 10-15 minutes.  Then simply use the vacuum to clean up the residue.  If you have an extremely bad stain you can always mix the salt with rubbing alcohol for extra power.

Ammonia

The first chemical solution on this list.  Ammonia is a classic and for good reason.  It just works.  Simply use 1 cup of ammonia with 2 liters of water and sponge it over the stain, then let it dry.

White Vinegar

Vinegar is another great household item that can be used to remove pet stains.  Before you use it though it’s important to check that the cleaning surface doesn’t react to it as it could end up doing more harm than good.  It doesn’t take much vinegar to get out those pesky stains so use it sparingly.

Hope you guys enjoyed these tips.  If you want some more tips to click here.