Here are a few tips and tricks to treating certain carpet stains for homeowners in Lake Elsinore. You can get stains out except anything that has dyes in it. Anything with dyes actually changes the dyes in the carpet and that’s why you can’t get out certain things like grape juice. The following are some common spills that happen in homes and these are some suggested methods on getting them out.
Alcoholic Drinks: best trick is to dilute it with cold water. Absorb all the liquid you can. Mix one teaspoon of detergent, white vinegar and one quart of warm water.
Chocolate: Scrape the excess off the carpet. Then you want to mix one-teaspoon detergent, one teaspoon white vinegar, and one quart of warm water. Rinse it well and blot it to get out the stain.
Pop: Carbonation from soda actually makes it easier to clean unless the soda has any dyes in it. For example, grape juice has lots of dyes in it. This makes it hard for even a professional carpet cleaner to clean. You want to blot it as much as possible. Try vinegar and water. Keep blotting and repeating this process in attempt to remove the stain, however, if it is something that has dyes in it you may want to call your local carpet cleaner.
Wine: You can actually dilute this with white wine believe it or not. Then clean the spot with water and salt. Wait ten minutes and vacuum up the salt when it’s dry.
Always feel free to call us at Paul’s Carpet Cleaning if you need any carpet stain advice!