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Tips to Clean and Remove Stains Off Your Carpet

Nothing can replace carpets for comfort, and nothing is as hard as cleaning them. But, cleaning could be made easier if you follow some simple steps. Let’s have a look at some.

  1. First and foremost, use a good quality detergent. The rule of mixing would be to pour one fourth of a cup of a detergent into a gallon of warm water. Now, your cleaning solution is ready. Test to see if the detergent bleaches your rug on an area not readily visible, like in a closet corner, and make sure it doesn’t.
  2. Apply the solution onto your carpet, starting from one end. This ensures that the entire area of your carpet gets detergent-treated. Wipe the fibers using a medium bristle brush. Now the stains must have almost gone.
  3. Remove excess solution by blotting – not rubbing – the entire carpet with a sponge dipped in clean water. Wipe the carpet dry using a smooth white towel.

For food stains, you can use shaving cream. Apply it and let it stand for 15 minutes. Rinse it with a mixture of vinegar and water. Now, the stain is no more there.

Use club soda, if it’s red wine. Red dyes could be removed with a mixture of clean water and peroxide, tank in the ratio 7 / 3. Gum stuck on to the carpet will go away if you use ice cubes and scalp the crystals away.

Use DeSolvit to get rid of the rest. For ink stain, a multiple treatment with alcohol does well.

Tell us if you are trying these and if they worked well for you.

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  • Haakee16

    Red Wine Stain Removal.  Wrong.  Do what I have done for over 40 years.  Put a drop of Stain Rx (a.k.a. Erado-Sol) on the red wine stain, it will be gone in a second.  Rinse out the soapy residue.  See what else it can clean at the Stain Rx site – rear the Helpful Hints.  When you are done cleaning the red wine stain, soak your diamond, gold and platinum jewelry in it.  You will be amazed.  By the way – the University of California – Davis did a study on red wine stain removal and Stain Rx was judged the best commercially available product in their testing.  Yes, it beat Wine Away in every test, both 2 minute and 24 hour old stains.

  • deadmerde

    5 things you should clean everyday? i thought this was about design. Get a life and therapy for yr OCd