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By: Rain City Maids
Apr 11, 2017

Let's face it, carpet stains are an inevitable part of life. No matter how hard we try to keep our carpets pristine, someone always manages to leave their mark. It's as if the universe conspires against us! And to make matters worse, those stains can be stubborn, especially if they're given enough time to settle in. But fear not, because all hope is not lost. 

We're here to empower you with the knowledge of how to tackle various types of carpet stains using not just one, but two effective methods. So, get ready to bid farewell to those pesky spots and restore the beauty of your carpets. Oh, and have you ever considered the convenience of professional spring cleaning services? It's a game-changer when it comes to rejuvenating your entire home. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. 

Join us as we embark on a journey to conquer those stubborn carpet stains once and for all!

How to Remove Carpet Stains with 2 Different Methods

Oil and Grease

Various foods, cosmetics, and household products can lead to greasy or oily stains. To get them out may require a few repeated processes but it’s worth it! You’ll need any dry cleaning solvent and a bunch of clean white cloths for this.

  1. Start by pouring a little solvent onto the cloth; just enough to dampen it, not soak
  2. Dab the stain repeatedly until the fabric begins to stain
  3. Use another clean side (or another material) with more solvent and repeat this process three or four times
  4. After the carpet dries up, the stain will have lightened significantly. Use this method multiple times until the stain has vanished but remember to allow the carpet to dry up each time before doing it again
  5. If you’d like to rinse out the solvent from your carpet, take clean damp cloth and gently wipe the area

This method can be used for stains caused by the following:

  • Butter
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cheese
  • Beauty Creams/Lotions
  • Makeup
  • All types of Oil
  • Grease

Wine and Other Beverages

If you live in or around Woodinville, chances are you’ve visited one of the countless wineries at Wine Country and taken home a bottle or two of the best ones you tasted there. But when you spill that wine on your carpet, it makes you wish you never did! That needn’t be them anymore, however, because a wine stain on your carpet can be removed using the following method:

  1. Dip a clean, white kitchen towel in (fabric) stain remover and wring it slightly till there is no dripping
  2. Start blotting the area, replacing the towel(s) when stained
  3. Take a fresh towel dipped in stain remover and gently hold it down on the stain for about a minute and remove
  4. After a few moments of sitting time, dab a dry cloth over the area to remove as much moisture as possible
  5. Pour a little white vinegar onto a clean cloth and blot the stain some more until most of the stain is transferred onto the cloth
  6. If the stain is still fairly evident, place a vinegar-soaked and wrung cloth over it and leave for half an hour
  7. By now the wine stain will have been removed, and you can finish off by wiping the area with a clean, damp cloth

Other stains which can be removed using the same process include:

  • Beer
  • Juice
  • Cola
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Ketchup/Sauces
  • Chocolate
  • Dairy Products

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