Keeping your carpets in pristine condition is challenging to say the least. Tough stains like paint, blood, and pet urine may seem impossible to remove. But the good news is, the Chem-Dry carpet cleaning pro’s in Newhall, California can help you get rid of them for good with a long lasting solution.
Here are just a few of the most common household carpet stains and proven tips for removing them from your friends at Chem-Dry of Santa Clarita Valley.
#1 – Blood
At the first sign of blood stains, act fast by rinsing away as much as you can with cold water. Next, make a solution using 2 tablespoons of dishwashing liquid in cold water. Store bought solutions like Oxi-clean also work well for tough blood stains.
#2 – Ink
Dip a clean cloth in isopropyl alcohol then gently dab the stain. Make sure not to rub too hard. Nail polish remover may also work. Whichever solution you choose, be sure to test a small area of the carpet first and rinse the spot when you’re finished.
#3 – Pet Stains And Odors
Pick up or blot away as much of the stain as you can first, then use a specialty carpet cleaning solution that contains ammonia and is specifically marked as safe for pets. You can also try a solution of warm water and vinegar followed by baking soda sprinkled on the stain.
Keep in mind that a professional pet urine odor removal treatment is necessary on a yearly basis to keep pet urine, stains, and bacteria away for good.
#4 – Water Soluble Stains
For vomit, wine, or chocolate, use a solution of 1 cup water and 1 tablespoon ammonia or 5 parts water with 1 part chlorine bleach. For wool-blend carpet, use only gentle soap and water.
#5 – Wax, Oil, Fat, Or Gum
Place ice over gum or wax to freeze it, then chip away the pieces using a knife. For wax, fat, or oil, place a paper towel over the stain then iron over it so the stain sticks to the towel.
#6 – Glue
Gently apply rubbing alcohol to the stain using a cotton ball. When the glue is wet, wipe it away using a soft cloth.
#7 – Coffee
Absorb as much of the stain as you can, then use a solution made up of 1 ¼ cup water and ¼ cup bleach. Rinse the area afterward then blot it dry. For carpet that’s discolored by bleach, use only a professional carpet stain removal company.
#8 – Latex Paint Or Washable Ink
Use a solution of ¼ teaspoon white vinegar in 32 ounces of water to remove the stain and repeat as necessary until it’s gone.
#9 – Food, Cola, Dyes, Or Alcoholic Beverages
Make your own cleaning solution using white vinegar or try a store bought stain remover like Oxi-clean or Resolve.
Carpet Cleaning In Newhall, California
Some carpet stains can’t be removed using DIY methods, and that’s ok. Chem-Dry can remove even the toughest stains with our revolutionary method for carpet cleaning in Newhall, California.