How to Handle Stubborn Carpet Stains

If you have carpet in your house, then you know the perils of eating or drinking anything on that carpet. At any moment, you never know when something will spill or someone will come in with mud on their shoes and make a mess on your carpet. One of the hardest household chores, other than replacing all smoke detector batteries is getting stains out of the carpet. If over time you do not get these stains up, then your carpet will end up looking worse the longer these stains set. Therefore, you need to make sure that you get any and all stains out of the carpet as soon as possible. In order to get the really tough stains out, there are some simple steps that you can take that will help get your carpet completely clean.

Three Simple Cleaning Steps

One of the first things that you should get to get out tough carpet stains is some kind of carpet cleaning solution. However, before you just start putting this cleaning solution on the stains, you should first use the solution on an area of the carpet that is not easily seen. You always want to test to make sure that the solution is not going to cause any kind of harm to your carpet before you use it on a place that is easily seen. Once you know that the solution is not going to hurt your carpet, you can apply that cleaning solution to just the stained areas of your carpet.

You will want to let that solution soak up on the carpet for a little while before you take your next step to allow the solution to break down the stain a little bit. Then, you will want to get some warm water and a washcloth in order to really scrub the stained area. This portion of the cleaning process will require you to use a little bit of elbow grease, and depending on how bad the stain, you might want to repeat these first two steps until you feel that the stain is adequately gone. You will not want your washcloth to be too wet however, because you will not want to cause any water to seep into the carpet pad and cause mold.

The last thing that you will want to do is get a dry cloth to soak up the excess water. This is also going to help with making sure that you do not damage the carpet pad underneath your carpet. Many times people overlook the fact that there is something beneath the carpet that also needs to be taken care of. Therefore, you need to make sure that you soak up as much of the water that you use to clean that stain as you can. If you leave a puddle of water on your carpet, then you might damage the carpet, the carpet pad, and the wood underneath the carpet. This step is just as important as the other two in terms of maintain your home.

There are many things that you can do to figure out how to handle stubborn carpet stains. If you have many stains that have plagued your carpets for many years, then you can take these steps to start taking care of those problems. Then, you can expect to have your carpet look as good as when you first got it installed in your home, so you can spend many years enjoying the carpet that you have without having to worry about getting it replaced because it looks dirty.

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