Do you have a carpet stain that won’t budge? Before you call in the professional carpet cleaners, we might be able to help. Here are a few tips and tricks we use to fix common spills and stains.
Warm Water and Detergent
Depending on the nature of the stain, and your type of carpet, you might be able to remove a stain using just warm water. Soak the area in warm water for a few minutes. If the stain is still stubborn, try adding some detergent as well.
Vinegar and Water
Another solution can be mixing white vinegar with water. You may have heard that white vinegar is a useful cleaning product, and carpets are no exception. As with the detergent mixture, you might need to leave it to soak for a period before you dab at the area.
If the vinegar solution doesn’t seem to be working, you might like to try adding some baking soda. This can help to remove some kinds of stains, adding extra effectiveness to the vinegar mixture.
Many people are tempted to scrub at a stain or spill. Be careful; if you do this, you could potentially rub the stain further into the carpet. A better technique is to dab at the stain, as though you are dabbing at your face in a fancy restaurant.
Don’t Leave Your Carpet Wet
After you’ve cleaned up the spill or stain, try to minimise the amount of time that your carpet spends wet. Natural heat from sunshine can help, or try turning on the fan or air conditioning in the affected room.
If these tips and tricks don’t remove your stain, you might require the help of a professional carpet cleaner. Professional carpet cleaning products can provide a deeper clean, removing stubborn stains such as wine or chocolate.