Did you know that over 50% of homes in America still have carpet? Carpet goes a long way in making a house feel like a home. It dampens noise, it looks cozy, and it keeps in your heat better.
But the main drawback of a carpet is that it gets dirty quickly. Or rather, it is more difficult to clean than hardwood or tiles.
In this guide, we will discuss some of the toughest stains and how to get them clean! Keep reading to learn all about cleaning carpet stains!
How Often Is Carpet Cleaning Needed
You may have heard all different types of schedules for cleaning. We have a deep cleaning schedule, a monthly schedule, and a weekly schedule. On top of that, we still have our daily chores to think of.
In reality, it all depends on how you use your house. How many people live in your house? Do you have small children, or are they teenagers? Do you have pets? How often do you have guests?
All these questions can help you determine when and how you should clean your house. A good rule of thumb is to clean your carpet at least once a week, probably more often if you have small kids or fluffy friends.
Deep cleaning is a different story. A carpet can probably use a good clean twice a year, but stains tough stains should be dealt with as soon as possible.
Different Types of Carpet Stains
There are different methods for different stains. If you did well in chemistry, you’d know that certain carpet stain removers work well with certain stains. If you flunked chemistry, let’s embrace the mystery of science and pretend it is magic.
First, start by removing the solids. For example, if your baby dropped food, you’ll want to clean up the biggest mess before you start rubbing. If you don’t, you’ll create a bigger stain that will be problematic down the road.
Pet stains are usually an issue because of the smell. You can make your own solution by combining one part water and one part vinegar. Spray, soak, and blot!
Wine is extremely tricky, and we usually give up on our carpet when we spill red wine. But fear not! There is a way.
Make sure you blot the wine immediately with a paper towel. This prevents some of the wine from really soaking into the carpet. Next, add a little water and blot again.
Once you’ve blotted all your heart can take, make a paste out of 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water. Apply it to the stain and let it dry.
Once it is dry, vacuum the paste and repeat if necessary.
Coffee and Tea Stains
Did your partner spill their morning coffee again? They clearly weren’t awake yet.
Use a paper towel to soak up the drink. Keep blotting until the liquid is fully soaked up. Once the blotting is complete, spray it with a solution of 2 teaspoons of dish soap and 2 cups of water. Use a sponge or a soft brush to work in the solution.
It is important to work from the outside in to avoid making the stain bigger as you clean. Finish with rinsing the stain with a clean cloth soaked in water.
Cleaning Carpet Stains: Start Today!
Cleaning carpet stains is a task that we would rather not do. In a perfect world, everything would always be sparkling clean, and your kids would remember to take off those muddy shoes.
Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. But we can help make your world a little better! If you require a deep clean, get a free quote today and get your house sparkling again!