Removing Carpet Stains

Your carpet is one of the most beat up portions of your house, so it is important that you are able to adequately take care of your carpet to keep it looking nice, whether your hiring a carpet cleaning contractor, or doing it yourself. If you carpet starts to look bad, then it will affect the look of the rest of your home. One of the best ways that you can take care of your carpet is by making sure that you know how to properly get stains out of your carpet. Stains can be caused by anything from a drink spill or tracking in mud from your shoes. Whatever causes the stain to happen, you need to make sure that you get that stain up as quickly as you can before it sinks into the deeper parts of your carpet.

Steps to Get Up Stains

The first thing that you need to do to get stains out of your carpet is to soak that area in some carpet cleaning solution. It is important that you use the solution on an area of the carpet that is in an area that is inconspicuous just to make sure that the cleaning solution will not harm your carpet at all. Once you know that your carpet will be ok, you can soak the stained area in it. The mixture of the carpet cleaning and some very hot water is going to be what helps break up the particles of the stain.

Once the cleaning solution has soaked into the fibers of your carpet, you need to start the process of scrubbing the area. Make sure that you do not use a cloth that is going to harm the carpet especially if the stained area if an area that is easily seen. The scrubbing process that you do is going to help cause the carpet cleaning solution to start to suds up to help with the removal of the stain. You might have to really use some elbow grease to get the stain cleaned up enough, and depending on how bad the stain is, you might even have to repeat these first two steps a couple of times to get the stain up. Then you will want to get some warm water to rinse off the remaining cleaning solution.

Many people will just stop at those two steps, but it is important that you try to soak up the moisture that is left on the carpet with a dry towel. Carpets are usually built on top of what is called a carpet pad, and if you allow water to settle into the carpet pad you might end up with having mold set in. Therefore, you want to make sure that you soak up enough of the water to where it will air dry well before it soaks into the carpet pad. It will be hard for you to get all of the moisture up, but you will probably be able to get enough of it to suffice.

There are many tactics that you can use when you are removing carpet stains, but these steps are going to be the ones that cost you the least amount of money. You can pay a carpet cleaning company or rent a carpet cleaning machine, but with some hard work and patience, you can take care of the stains yourself.Once you have success at getting one of your carpet stains up, you can move on to the other ones. By the time you get all of the stains off your carpets, you will think that you have a completely new carpet.

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