Easy DIY Ways to Get Stains Off Your Carpet in a Jiffy
Though carpets are very common in residential and business environment, it requires careful maintenance. Imagine there is a family gathering coming up the next day and someone in your family accidentally spills something on your living room carpet that leaves it stained. In that case, only professional carpet cleaning companies can help you with stubborn stains.
Steam or Dry offers services for carpet cleaning Perth. They are experienced and have a better understanding of stains and are well-aware of how to get rid of them completely without damaging your carpet. You may not be able to get professionals at your home before your guests arrive since there is only short time left. So how do you hide the stain?
- Warm soapy solution
Dark patches can be fixed by using warm soapy solution. Using too much water may damage your carpet. Take the amount of water that is sufficient to wet a cloth and blot the stain. Refrain from rubbing it as that would push the stain deeper. Dabbing works fine.
- Vinegar or baking powder
This combination is effective in getting rid of stains. Make a solution of both and spray it on the stain. Lay a lint-free cloth over the stain. Set your household iron to steam setting and iron over the cloth by pressing it lightly. Majority of the stains would now be transferred to the cloth.
- Ammonia and water
For water-soluble stains like blood, chocolate, tea, coffee, mix 1 tablespoon of ammonia in a cup of water (use a detergent for woollen and woollen-mixed carpets) and blot the spot. Rinse with water and blot again.
- Cover up
If nothing seems to work, the obvious method is covering up the stain with a piece of furniture. If the stain is situated in a spot where placing furniture would look out of place, place a scatter rug over it which would also fetch you compliments for your artistic taste.
Turn on the fan to speed up the drying time. If your carpet is stays wet for more than a day, there is a risk of bacteria and mildew growth. Though these home remedies mentioned only help in emergency situations. They can’t eliminate the stain entirely. Schedule an appointment with professionals to sort it out.