If you want to learn something then you better learn from the professionals, especially in the case of carpet cleaning. Despite your best efforts to keep your carpets clean, these floor coverings will eventually fall victim to the likes of drops, spills, and whatever it is at the bottom of your shoes. There are spots and stains that can be removed through blotting and clean water, but not every type of stain can be removed this easily. For such stains, there are things to know on how to remove them successfully.
First of all, never rub stains with a dry or wet towel as it will make the spot worse. Blot them with a cleaning solution with a clean cloth. You can also use paper towels or even a sponge to dab the stains. Blotting will put a small amount of pressure on the stain which will make the clean cloth, or towel, soak it up. When you rub the stain, you will cause the particles to get ground into the carpet fibers. This can lead to a larger stain, or worse, the premature breakdown of those fibers.
When you blot stains, always do it from the outside then moving slowly towards inward. Blotting the other way around can spread the stain.
You can also use club soda for certain stains. It is even effective against beer and wine stains, but only if you use it correctly.
When you’re using club soda, blot the area with the soda on a cloth. If it doesn’t work even after a few tries, mix one part white vinegar with one part water. Then pour it into a handheld spray bottle. Next spray the solution onto the entire stained area then let it sit for about 10 to 15 minutes to let the solution soak in. Press a clean sponge onto the affected area to soak up the solution and, of course, the stain. You might need to repeat this process repeatedly until the stain is lifted completely from the carpet.
There are also other ways to remove certain stains, such as shaving cream or even baking soda. However, do note that certain stains can be removed by only using specific solutions and cleaning methods.
Should you have trouble removing these stains, then contact a professional carpet cleaning company immediately. Carpet cleaners, like those found in Chicago Carpet Care, can alleviate all your problems concerning stains found on your nice carpets.