Cleaning Common Carpet Stains

Professional carpet cleaners will tell you the best way to keep your carpets clean between professional carpet cleaning is to thoroughly vacuum them on a regular basis. While this can be easily achieved, carpet stains can still occur between professional carpet cleanings. Knowing how you can avoid staining or damaging your carpet permanently can help you avoid costly replacements.

Here are some quick solutions to cleaning some of the most common carpet stains:

Acid Stains – Acid spills, such as drain cleaner or vinegar, demand quick action. Dilute them immediately with baking soda and water or with club soda. Then apply a solution of ammonia (1 part) and water (10 parts). Rinse with cold water, let dry, and vacuum gently.

Alcoholic Beverages – Quickly dilute the spot with cold water. Absorb the excess liquid. Then mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot, and let the carpet dry. Vacuum gently.

Candle Wax – Press an ice cube against the wax stain. The wax will harden and can then be pulled off.

Chewing Gum – Chewing gum can be a sticky mess, so harden it by pressing an ice cube against the blob of gum. Once hardened, the gum can be pulled off.

Chocolate – Immediately scrape the chocolate from the carpet. Mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot. Rinse well. Vacuum gently.

Coffee – Blot spilled coffee immediately. Then mix 1 teaspoon mild detergent, 1 teaspoon white vinegar, and 1 quart warm water. Apply the solution to the spot, and let dry. Apply dry-cleaning fluid. Vacuum gently after the carpet is dry.

Crayon – Scrape away excess crayon or remove it by placing a blotter over the crayon stain and pressing it with a warm iron until the blotter absorbs the melted crayon. Move the blotter frequently so that it doesn’t get oversaturated. Apply dry-cleaning fluid, and let the carpet dry. Vacuum gently.

If you’re having trouble with a particular stain or if you’d rather leave it to the professionals to ensure your carpet doesn’t become permanently damaged or stained, call A Mug You Can Trust. With over 35 years of floor cleaning experience, you can trust this company to effectively clean your home carpets and other flooring. A Mug You Can Trust has serviced town homes of 800 sq. ft. to single family homes as large as 5,000 sq ft and uses the same carpet cleaning methods used in the most exclusive hotels like the Beverly Hilton Hotel.


About A Mug You Can Trust

With more than 35 years of carpet cleaning experience, A Mug You Can Trust uses state-of-the-art equipment providing exceptional results for homes, commercial and retail businesses. A Mug You Can Trust values their customers by doing what they say they’ll do, on time, for one guaranteed price, with no hidden charges. Call A Mug You Can Trust at (480) 626-3492 or email alan@amugyoucantrust.com for a carpet cleaning estimate.

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Alan Mandel

Alan Mandel has more than 35 years of experience in the carpet and floor cleaning industry. He is the owner of 'A Mug You Can Trust', a full service floor cleaning company located in Mesa, Arizona.

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Email: alan@amugyoucantrust.com

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