Not all carpet stains are created equal. Each of the stains listed below are exceptionally difficult to remove. To keep your carpets safe and respond appropriately after a stain, it’s important that you know why these stains are so difficult to remove and what you should do about them.
Blood stains are one of the peskiest, and most unsightly, types of stains you can have on your carpet. The key to removing them is acting fast. As soon as you can after the blood hits your floor, use cold water to rinse away as much of the stain as you can and then use a mixture of dish soap and water to remove the remainder of the stain. Blood stains, however, are pesky so don’t hesitate to call for professional carpet cleaning help for removing all the but the smallest blood stains.
Ink stains can become permanent very soon if you aren’t careful. Nail polish remover is one of your best bets for removing as much of the stain as you can on your own. Before using nail polish remover, however, make sure you spot test it on a small portion of carpet to make sure it won’t damage your carpet. Once again, you may also need professional help to completely eradicate the stain.
If you have pets urine and feces stains are basically inevitable. Fortunately, you should be able to remove these stains on your own if you act quickly. However, after months of wear and pet stains, your carpet will need periodic professional cleanings to make sure that the stains and hair from your pets that have settled deep down in your carpet are removed as well.
Rubbing alcohol is your best bet for taking care of glue related stains. Dabbing a cotton ball saturated with rubbing alcohol is an easy way to do so. Although, glue stains are especially difficult depending on the type of glue. It may damage your carpet fibers in which case you will need professional carpet cleaning help.
Gum is best dealt with by freezing it off of your carpet. Begin by placing an ice cube over the gum for a few seconds. Then, use a knife or spoon chip away at it until it’s gone. Once again, gum can damage the carpet fibers so professional carpet cleaning help may be needed.
Don’t let any of these stains cause unnecessary damage to your carpet! At Chet’s Cleaning in Birmingham we hope you find this information helpful for protecting your carpet and preventing messy spills from causing permanent damage. Moreover, the tips above are helpful home remedies, but they often aren’t sufficient to get the job done. For tougher stains and carpet damage, don’t hesitate to give the carpet cleaning experts a call for help.