The carpet cleaning professionals at Heart of Texas Chem-Dry know how difficult it can be to keep your carpets clean. Even the most careful homeowners will experience spills and spots on their carpets. For this reason, we have compiled a carpet spot cleaning guide to educate our customers on the best ways to remove spills and stains from your carpets.
Carpet Cleaning Guidelines
When cleaning spills and stains from your carpets, there are a few rules to follow in order to successfully remove them.
• Always use clean white washcloths when cleaning spills.
• Act quickly before the spill has time to set into the fibers.
• Never scrub spills, always blot out stains.
• Start working from the outside in when cleaning spills.
• Before using commercial carpet cleaner, do a patch test to ensure it is safe for your carpet.
• Never use bleach on carpets.
How to Get Kool-Aid Stains Out of Carpet
Because of the large amount of dye in kool-aid, it is essential that you act quickly to remove it from your carpet. The longer the stain is left, the more difficult it will be to remove. Use a white, clean cloth to blot up excess kool-aid. The best solution to remove kool-aid is a mixture of ¼ cup white vinegar, 1 Tbsp. dawn dish soap, and the rest of the spray bottle filled with warm water. Allow the solution to sit on the spill for 5-10 minutes before blotting to remove. Repeat if necessary.
How to Remove Old Coffee Spills from Carpet
To remove coffee from carpet, use a white, clean cloth to remove excess coffee left on carpet. After removing excess, a mixture of vinegar, warm water and a non-bleach detergent in a squirt bottle to remove. There are also commercial carpet cleaners that are successful at removing coffee from carpets. Repeat as many times as needed to remove spill.
How to Get Rid of Pet Odors in House
To remove pet odor from carpet, it is best to use an enzymatic carpet cleaner to break down the urine in your carpet fibers. These can be purchased at your local pet supply store.
How to Get Dried Blood Stains Out of Carpet
When cleaning a blood spill on carpet, it is important to use cold water when cleaning it up. Warm and hot water aren’t successful when cleaning up blood. A mixture of cool water and club soda, letting it sit for five minutes before working with a clean wash cloth to remove. Repeat as many times as necessary to remove the stain.
Removing Fat-Based Stains like Butter & Gravy from Carpet
Working quickly on fat-based stains is important to improve the chances of removing it. You can purchase a dry solvent cleaner at your local store to remove these stains successfully. It is important to always follow the label instructions to ensure you are using the product correctly as to not damage your carpet.
Carpet Cleaning, Stain & Odor Removal & More in Greater Waco, Texas
Some stains are difficult to remove no matter how quickly you work to get rid of them. The carpet cleaning professionals at Heart of Texas Chem-Dry have the training and experience to successfully remove any stain you might have in your carpet. Contact us to schedule your next appointment today!