Carpet stains usually have a way of sending us all into panic mode. Knowing that the wrong stain removal technique can permanently ruin the carpet and that it is not easy or cheap to replace, is enough to cause stress. If you have a minor stain, you may be able to clear it up with a few household cleaning products. For more stubborn stains, it is better to contact a Toronto company that specializes in carpet stain removal.
Carpet Stain Removal Tips
There are items you most likely already have at home that can help remove carpet stains caused by coffee, tea, pet urine, wine, etc. Some stain removal techniques you may be able to use include:
Beer – Coffee or tea stains may be stubborn, but if you pour a bit of beer on top and lightly dab into the fibers, you should see the stain start to lift and disappear. The process may need to be completed a few times until all traces of the stain are gone.
Ammonia – Stubborn stains may lift away from the carpet with a solution of 1 cup clear ammonia to a half-gallon of clean, warm water. Sponge up the stain, and then allow it to dry thoroughly before repeating. Just make sure to ventilate the room; ammonia can be toxic.
Vinegar – This popular household condiment can do a lot; including remove carpet stains. Mixing two tablespoons of salt dissolved in a half cup of vinegar and then rubbing it onto a carpet stain could help lift it away. For a larger or darker stain, try two tablespoons of borax powder in the same mixture and rub it onto the stain.
Shaving Cream – Grease and oil stains as well as juice spills may be ideal for the shaving cream treatment. Just blot the stain, then cover with shaving cream and allow it to work into the stain naturally. Let it dry well and wipe away with a damp, clean sponge.
Call a Professional for Toronto Carpet Stain Removal
Some stains and expensive, delicate carpet fibers should be always be cleaned by professionals instead of using DIY remedies. By doing a whole house carpet steam cleaning in the process, you can also remove other impurities that are discolouring your carpet. You will be able to give your home a fresh, clean start.
Babayan’s offers professional carpet stain removal. We can remove stains of all sorts and even from your expensive rugs.