No matter how hard you try to avoid it, things like pet accidents, juice, and mud somehow find their way onto your carpet. So what can be done when these tough stains occur?
The good news is, there are specific methods for treating different types of stains on your carpet. Here are some proven tips from the carpet cleaning pros at Nova Clean Chem-Dry.
How to Treat Carpet Stains that are Water-Soluble
Water-soluble stains consist of things like latex paint, washable ink, vomit, blood, chocolate, berries, or drinks. Using a simple cleaning solution typically works well to remove these types of stains.
Try mixing 1 tablespoon ammonia with 1 cup of water, or ¼ teaspoon of white vinegar with 32 ounces of water to treat these stains. However, don’t use them on wool or wool-blend carpet. Try a mild detergent with warm water instead.
How to Treat Carpet Stains that are Waxy or Oily
Try placing ice on top of the wax, gum, or similar substances on your carpet, then pick it out with a blunt knife. You may also try covering the stain with a paper towel then ironing it over it on a warm setting.
Lightly cover the area with rubbing alcohol for glue spilled on the carpet, then wipe it away gently. For nail polish, use a rag dipped in a small amount of nail polish remover. Just test an area of your carpet first to make sure it doesn’t discolor the fibers.
How to Treat Pet Urine and Odor Carpet Stains
Try absorbing as much of the stain as possible with a towel, then use a homemade or store-bought cleaning solution to remove the stain. Remember that in order for pet stains and their associated odor and dust to be removed completely, you’ll need to schedule professional pet urine and odor removal treatment at least once each year.
Carpet Cleaning In Chicago and Park Ridge, Illinois
Even if you do an excellent job taking care of surface stains on your own, be sure to schedule your Chem-Dry carpet cleaning at least once every year. We can help you keep your carpets free from stains as well as allergens and dust. We can also apply a specially formulated carpet stain protectant to more fully shield your carpet from future stains.