When you properly care for your carpet, you can add years to its life. That includes removing pesky, stubborn stains as best you can. Since your carpet gets a lot of traffic, especially if you have children or pets, it can be easily damaged.
Try to address stains as soon as you see them, before they have a chance to set in deeply and ruin your carpet. If you’re having trouble with stain removal in Newport, OR and need to call in the experts, reach out to Paradise Carpet Cleaners Inc. Hiring a company like ours ensures your carpets smell fresh, look inviting and are free of dirt, dust and other types of debris.
For water-soluble stains, a mixture of ¼ tsp non-bleach detergent or white vinegar should be sufficient to clean most spots. This includes latex or wet paint, mud, food and excrement. Blot the stains with a wet, white cloth (you don’t want to risk dyes seeping onto your carpet and staining them).
For blood, coffee, wine, tea, vomit, mustard, coffee and chocolate, you may need something a bit stronger. Try mixing a tablespoon of ammonia with a cup of water and repeat the blotting process detailed above. Never use ammonia on a wool or wool blend carpet.
Wax, oil and fat stains
For these stains, grab a clean paper towel and your iron. Put the paper towels over the stain so that they can absorb the greasy residue. Set your iron to warm and place it over the towel. As the fatty substances melt, the paper towels will absorb them. Caution: never leave your iron on unattended, especially if you have small children or pets around.
Particularly if you have kids or pets in the house, you know the number of potential stains your carpets might experience is just about limitless. Here are some others to watch out for, and how to address them:
- Cigarette burns: Burns, of course, actually damage the fiber structure and aren’t really a stain, so you can take a flat knife and rub it against the edge of the pile to gently take off the burned part of the fibers.
- Gum and hard wax: Use ice to freeze the gum or wax, then use a blunt object to shatter the mass. Vacuum it up while it’s still cold and hard.
- Nail polish: Dip a rag into nail polish remover and gently blot the stain until the nail polish is gone.
- Urine: Blot up as much of the urine as you can, using a clean damp cloth. Using a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water, spray or dip a rag in the solution and cover the stain. Finally, use the detergent and water solution listed above, rinse and blot dry.
Professional carpet cleaning and stain removal in Newport, OR
Paradise Carpet Cleaners Inc. specializes in carpet cleaning and stain removal in Newport, OR. We’re a family-owned company that serves the Lincoln County area and will treat your home as if it were our own. Let us help you preserve your carpets so that they last for years to come! Call us today to schedule an appointment.
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