Oil, red wine, wax, and coffee are bound to end up on your carpet someday! Mastering the art of cleaning carpets is both necessary and interesting. Do you know that small tricks can help you clean all types of carpet stains? In fact, you don’t need harsh, chemical products too! Cleaners with basic ingredients can do the trick and save your experience carpet.
In this article, you will read about how to remove stubborn stains from all types of carpets and rugs. In the long run, these tips will save you lots of money and effort.
First of all, you need to understand the stain. Is it water soluble or not? Water-soluble stains are easy to handle. You need a non-bleach cleaning agent or white vinegar to clean these stains.
The trick: Mix 32 ounces of water with a quarter teaspoon of white vinegar. Spread this cleaning solution on the stain and wait for some time. Then wash the carpet clean!
If there are special water-soluble stains caused by wine, vomit, coffee, blood or chocolates, you must use a concentrated ammonia agent to clean it.
The trick: Mix 1 cup of water with a tablespoon of ammonia. If you are unable to find ammonia, use a mild detergent. Once again, spread the mixture on the stain and let it rest. Then wash your carpet clean.
Does your carpet have stubborn wax, oil and fat stains? If yes, you can remove them using paper towels.
The Trick: You must keep the paper towels on top of the stain and gently press it with a warm iron. The oil, fat, and wax will melt in few seconds. Next, the oil, fat and wax stain would stick to the paper towel.
Key Take away: Ensure that the iron is not extremely hot. Keep it in the right setting. This way you will remove the stain and not burn your carpet.
Is your expensive carpet ruined by cigarette burns? Are you planning to dispose of the carpet due to these stains? If yes, all that you need is a dull knife. Though cigarette burns look like stubborn stains, they can be removed easily.
The trick: Use a dull knife or a sharp, flat surface to remove the stain. Rub the cigarette stain with the edge of the dull knife.
Key Take Away: Don’t rub too hard on the carpet stain. To keep the carpet intact, you must gently use the dull knife over the stain.
A common stain found in most homes is caused due to glue. Fortunately, it is pretty simple to remove glue stains.
The Trick: moisten a soft cloth or a cotton ball with alcohol. Then, press on the stained or affected region. The moment glue becomes moist you should wipe it away. Repeat this step till the entire carpet is perfectly clean.
Finally, you are unable to handle urine stains on your rug or carpet? If yes, this tip will help you!
The trick: White towels can absorb urine. Then, you should use a cool cloth dipped in white vinegar to damp the affected area. Finally, clean the surface with non-bleach detergent.