How to Treat Common Household Carpet Stains in an Emergency

Every new carpet is going to suffer a spill sooner or later. How you treat each type of spill or accident is going to go a long way towards keeping your carpet looking as new as possible for as long as possible.

You should always treat the spill before it’s had a chance to dry and be absorbed into the carpet fibres. Speed is of the essence when it comes to preventing carpet stains.

The other main thing to remember in treating carpet stains is never to rub the affected area, blot it instead from the outside in. Rubbing it works the stain into the carpet fibres. And remember to be patient. Some stains require a bit of work and time to remove completely.

Water is the Only Solution You Should Try on Your Carpet

Household stains that do not contain strong dyes, such as food and beverage stains, are best treated with warm (not hot) water.

Put it in a spray bottle and spray it on the stain. Then blot it up with a clean, white paper towel. You might have to repeat the process to get it all out. Then isolate the area by putting a chair over it or otherwise notifying people that the area is not to be walked on. Leave it alone until it is thoroughly dry, which may take up to a day.

Although, everyone seems to have a suggestion for what works best on stains, most of these suggestions can cause damage and bleaching to your carpet. For coloured carpets, they can spell disaster as the solution is often worse than the problem.

If you encounter regular stains on a regular basis, you might consider having your carpet treated with a stain-resistant process that will work to keep liquids from soaking into your carpet fibres.

Another thing to try when nothing else is working is shaving cream. It is surprisingly effective against a variety of stains. Just apply it directly to a stain and let it set for around a half-hour. Then, blot it up with a dry, white cloth. Finish the job by using the vinegar and water solution and then blotting up the solution.

For grease stains dishwashing liquid is your best bet. Put it in a spray bottle and spray it on the stain. Then blot it up with a clean, white paper towel. You might have to repeat the process to get it all out.

For Bigger Stains and Other Carpet Cleaning Services – Call on the Experts  

Statewide Carpet Cleaners offers professional carpet cleaning services to the greater Adelaide area including the towns of Morphett Vale, Hallet Cove, Flagstaff Hill and Salisbury. If you have a need for premium carpet cleaning services, trust Statewide Carpet Cleaners to handle any carpet quickly and efficiently.