All Clean ChemDry

Residential and Commercial Carpet Cleaning

Drier. Cleaner. Healthier.®

Call Today for a FREE Phone Estimate

Household Carpet Stain Removal Tips

Household Carpet Stain Removal Tips

If you have kids, pets, or constant activity in your home that create not so spot free spaces. You may love a clean home but hate to spend the extra time and money at the store. From juice spills to crafting mishaps or an untrained pet – there are ways to spot clean with some supplies that you may already have around your home. Vinegar, ammonia, mild detergents or sometimes freezing or heating certain types of stains can do the trick. Read below for some quick go-to solutions for your next cleaning target!

Before you begin…

To treat a stain, you should first gently blot the area with a dry washcloth. Work your way from the outside of the stain to the inside – rinse with a cloth using clean water and continue to blot. Be gentle as you clean because scrubbing the stain can cause damage to the rug or carpet or the pad underneath.

Water-Soluble Carpet Stains

A small percentage of all carpet stains are water-soluble. These are certain food, beverage, or protein-based spills which can be remedied with cleaning products that contain water. Stains including milk, mud, food dye, alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages, gravies, berries, juice, wet paint, fecal matter, and more. Of course, the sooner you apply a treatment, the easier it will be to remove.

  • Mix a 1/4th tsp of white vinegar per 4 cups of water for the cleaning solution
  • Blot the stain with the solution, rinse and repeat with care.

In-Soluble Carpet Stains

The majority of stains, however, do not dissolve in water or any other kind of solvent. These are the least desirable stains to find, but not so tough to clean – gum, grease, make-up, oil, paint, oh my.

Gum – ice cubes are the way to go! Get the stuck gum as frozen and hard as possible and then chip it away until it’s gone. Baking soda can also help to remove the remainders.

Oil based (grease, oil, make-up, etc.) – sprinkle a dry solvent such as baking soda or cornstarch on the stain. Let the solvent sit for at least 15 minutes to soak up the spill. Vacuum up the remnants and repeat, blotting with a gentle solution if needed: (1 TBSP of liquid dish soap, 1 TBSP of white distilled vinegar, and 2 cups of warm water.)

There are so many products marketed for very specific stain situations, but for the day to day common stains, we hope that these tips come in handy. Taking care of your carpet and flooring between steaming or professional services is a must to keep it beautiful and lasting for years to come! When you are ready for your professional cleaning, call us at All Clean ChemDry.

Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaning: A Green Approach to Cleaner Carpets

Traditional carpet cleaning methods often involve the use of harsh chemicals and excessive water consumption, which can be detrimental to both the environment and human health. Enter eco-friendly carpet cleaning, a green approach that offers a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable solution.

10 Signs You Need Professional Carpet Cleaning

When it comes to maintaining a clean and healthy home environment, your carpets play a crucial role. Over time, carpets can accumulate dirt, dust, allergens, and stains that regular vacuuming and DIY cleaning might not address adequately.

Extend the Life of your Carpets

Our carpets endure daily wear and tear, accumulating dirt, dust, stains, and allergens over time. Without proper care and maintenance, these things impact the appearance and lifespan of your carpets.

7 Expert Tips for Maintaining Clean and Beautiful Carpets

Carpets add warmth, comfort, and style to our homes, but they also require regular maintenance to keep them clean and beautiful. Proper care and cleaning can extend the life of your carpets and ensure they remain a source of pride in your home.