Five Of The Worst Carpet Stains And How To Remove Them
Not all carpet stains are created equal. Some come out surprisingly easy and don’t cause much of an issue for you. However, there are a few stains that are incredibly difficult to remove by nature. For these stains, it’s important for you to know what you can do to minimize the damage or remove them. In most cases, however, stains like these should be handled by the pros. At Veteran’s Cleaning in the Dupage County area, our technicians are experienced in this type of stain removal and have all the superior cleaners and equipment necessary to get the job done right.
Wine Or Grape Juice Stains
Wine and grape juice are difficult stains for several different reasons. Fruit stains are notoriously hard to remove. Dark colored grape juice and wines often naturally cause stains to be stronger. Finally, they can sink deep into your carpet fibers and cause permanent damage in some cases. So, the best thing to do in response to this is to treat the carpet right away with hydrogen peroxide. Let the hydrogen peroxide soak for a few minutes and then spray with a combination of water and cleaner.
Blood is very similar to wine and juice stains. It can penetrate deeply and quickly into your carpet fibers and causes permanent damage. Blood is also very important to clean up well because there are few things less off-putting than a blood stain, no matter how faint, on the carpet.
Coffee is a common occurrence in commercial and residential properties. They are quite the nuisance to deal with as well. They leave unsightly yellowish/brown stains and can be tricky to remove. If you have an accidental coffee spill, check to see if vinegar and dishwasher detergent are available, as those can be used to help minimize the damage caused by the stain.
A nightmare many people have is a pen exploding ink sending it everywhere staining their carpet and furniture. Ink is one of the most difficult types of stains to remove. So, a good solution for ink stains is to pre-treat the area with ammonia. Then you will need a truck-mount steam rinse to remove the stain. However, it is best to contact a professional in almost all cases.
Lastly, vomit and excrement from a child or animal not only stains your carpet but leaves a foul, persistent odor! To remove carpet stains of this type, clean up the mess to the best of your ability. Baking soda can help to remove moisture and minimize the smell. Chances are, it will require a deep cleaning of the carpet to completely remove all traces of the accident.
Hopefully, all these stains stay out of your carpets, and this never becomes an issue for you. We know, however, that these stains can still happen despite your best efforts. If it does happen to you, don’t hesitate to give us a call at Veteran’s Cleaning in Dupage County!