3 Ways to Clean Stains from Your Carpet

The best way to get rid of the stains on your carpet is to make sure that there are no stains in the first place. However, life doesn't always let you do that. You may not know about a spill when it happens, so you can't get it cleaned up. Pets and kids pretty much guarantee that you will end up with stains on your carpet, no matter what. So, what you do to get rid of those stains?

Spot Cleaning Products

There are products that you can buy specifically to remove spots. These products generally are sprayed on to the stain, left to sit for awhile, then cleaned up. These cleaners tend work well on fresh or surface stains. 

Vinegar and Baking Soda

Vinegar and baking soda seems to be a miracle combination. It can be used to clean up a lot of things. Carpet stains are included in that group. The first thing you need to do is liberally sprinkle the stain with baking soda. If you wanted to, you could add an essential oil like lemon or lavender to try to deodorize the carpet as well. Mix a few drops with the baking soda before you sprinkle on the baking soda. Leave the baking soda overnight. The baking soda will absorb any moisture that happens to be in the area, and can harden anything left on the surface.

In the morning, take a spray bottle that is filled with a water and vinegar mixture. The vinegar with react with the baking soda and start to fizz. That can help get the mixture down into the carpet, getting stuff up and onto the surface so it can be cleaned up. Take some rags and blot up the area. The stain should either be completely gone or look much better. You may have to apply the mixture a few times to get the whole stain up. 

Professional Carpet Cleaners

If you have tried other things and the stain doesn't come up, or it's something that you don't think that you can handle yourself, it's time to call a professional. They will have a better range of stain cleaners than you can get. They will treat the stain first and then clean the entire carpet. Cleaning the stain first will mean that the full cleaning has a better chance of making sure that there is no stain at all. 

Getting rid of any stains will let your carpets look better. That can also help your carpet last longer. You won't feel that you have to replace your carpet as soon, which saves you money. For assistance, talk to a professional like Conscientious Carpet Care.


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