How to clean the most stubborn stains from the carpet

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Nothing makes your home look more neglected than a stained, dirty carpet. Unfortunately, the carpets often fall victim to food and beverage spills. Stain removal poses a challenge to every individual. However, the stain removal procedure isn’t always simple, not to mention that in many cases it’s impossible to restore your rug to its proper condition. Still, utilising the right cleaning method can significantly remedy the situation. Here are the things you have to know if you want to prolong the life expectancy of the carpets.

Never rub the stain – if you see your children spilling juice on the carpet, the initial reaction is to take a cleaning detergent and a sponge and severely scrub the stain. However, this approach will do more harm than good. Of course, acting immediately increases the chances of completely removing the stain, but instead of scrubbing, place a few paper towels. They shall absorb as much of the liquid as possible. After that you can proceed to treat the spot with an appropriate cleaner.

Try eco-friendly {cleaning solutions – don’t worry in case you’re out of cleaning detergent. There are some helpful tricks you could apply in such situations. According to the kind of stain you have to cope with, you could use the following components – ammonia, salt, distilled vinegar, dishwashing liquid, baking soda. Sprinkling a little salt on a greasy stain might help remove it. The same thing refers to wine stains. When you have to deal with a stain from pets, you’d better opt for a baking soda and vinegar paste. The latter is well-known for its odour neutralising features. Ammonia is irreplaceable when we are talking about removing grass stains. A few drops of a dishwashing liquid eliminate stubborn greasy stains, but make sure you blot the certain area first.

Bleach on the carpet – treating stains with a little bleach can do wonders indeed. Nevertheless, you shouldn’t use it unless your rugs are white. If you treat coloured rugs with bleach, the only thing you’ll accomplish is substituting the tough stain with carpet discolouration.
Rubbing alcohol for ink stains – when you get back home and notice a terrifying ink stain on the rug, try not to get mad at your kids and treat it with rubbing alcohol. The latter is also effective in eliminating stains from wine. Do not forget to rinse the area entirely after that and repeat the procedure if needed.

Look for professional support – unfortunately, usual cleaners are not powerful enough against some kinds of stains. If none of the mentioned solutions accomplishes the desired results, the best thing you could do is to contact specialists. Carpet cleaning machines not only take care of stains but also eliminate the dirt trapped in the carpet fibres.

Don’t forget these ideas next time you are tempted to buy a top-shelf stain removal product. Of course, some of them could do a great job but do not rush to the store before you test these eco-friendly and inexpensive cleaners.

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