You’ve probably experienced the panic that sets in when something is spilled on your carpet. Whether it’s juice, a pet accident, mud, paint, or something else, it’s possible to get rid of these stains. With the right carpet spot removal method you can get rid of most stains as long as you act fast.
Learn some of our Chem-Dry expert cleaning tips to better remove various types of carpet stains.
Treating Water-Soluble Carpet Stains
Water-soluble stains include things like drinks, berries, paint, chocolate, blood, and vomit. A simple cleaning solution usually does the trick—Mix a quarter teaspoon of white vinegar with 32 ounces of water or 1 tablespoon of ammonia with 1 cup of water. You can also use a store bought carpet stain cleaner.
However, don’t use these types of solutions on wool or wool-blend carpet. We recommend using a mild detergent with warm water instead because it is safer and gentler on carpet fibers.
Treating Wax Or Oily Carpet Stains
For gum or wax on your carpet, place ice on top to freeze it. Next, pick out as much as you can with a knife or a blunt object. You can also put a paper towel over the stain and iron over it to lift wax and oils from the carpet onto the towel.
For glue stains, cover the area with rubbing alcohol using a soft towel. This will loosen up the glue so it can be wiped away easier.
For nail polish, dip a rag in nail polish remover. Make sure you test a small area first to make sure it doesn’t discolor the carpet.
Treating Pet Urine Stains On Carpet
Scoop up or absorb as much of the stain as you can by blotting with a towel. Next, try a simple cleaning solution like those listed above, rinse, and blot the area dry.
However, this will only remove surface stains. You’ll need to schedule a professional Pet Urine Removal Treatment to get rid of odors that sink deep beneath the surface. Smelly odor crystals release odors into your home if not treated properly. Avoid long term issues and take advantage of our pet urine carpet cleaning in Edmond and the surrounding areas.
Carpet Cleaning and Stain Removal in Oklahoma City
It’s important to take care of surface stains as soon as they happen. It’s also essential to keep in mind that professional carpet cleaning is still a necessity. Make it a habit to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year to keep odors, stains, allergens, and dust under control.
Chem-Dry carpet cleaning and stain removal can also include the application of carpet stain protectant. It works to help protect your carpet by repelling stains and liquids. Plus, our carpet cleaning is proven to remove 98% of allergens from your carpet—making your home cleaner and safer.