Are you tired of staring at that same stubborn stain on your carpet every day? Do you hesitate to hire a professional cleaner because it’s expensive? Well, the solution to your problem is simpler than you think! As a professional carpet cleaner, I’ll share with you the perfect method to remove stubborn stains safely and effectively without damaging your carpets.
I’ve tried and tested different stain removers made with common home products and found the best solution that works. It’s simple, and once you’ve done it with one spot, you’ll be able to tackle any stain like a pro! Just beware, make sure to read through the whole article because there are some important disclosures and reminders so you don’t mess up. You got this!
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DIY Stain removal in five easy steps:
- Make the solution: You may also buy stain remover spray off the counter at your local store, but if you want to spare the drive and save some money, here’s the ingredients you’ll need to make this tried and tested stain removal solution. I’ve used it in homes to teach homeowners how to remove stains themselves and they love it.
Stain removal solution formula:
- 1 tsp dish soap
- 2 cups isopropyl alcohol
- 1 cup water
- Vacuum up the spot: The second step in removing a stain from your carpet is to vacuum up any loose dirt or debris. Use a wet vac if you can (the ones that suck up liquids as well).
- Apply the stain removal chemical: Apply enough so it dampens the carpet fibers and covers the whole stain. As I said, you can buy one or make one using the ingredients I shared above. There are lots of different carpets out there so make sure to test your solution in a hidden area of the room to see if it changes the color of your carpet. If it doesn’t, your good to go.
- Use a metal spoon to press down on the area: Using a metal spoon, gently press down on the stained area to help lift the stain from the carpet fibers. You may scrub the area lightly to agitate the solution into the stain, but be careful not to scrub too hard as this can cause the carpet fibers to fray.
- Let the stain removal chemical sit for one to two minutes: After applying the stain removal chemical, allow it to sit on the stain for one to two minutes to give it time to work its magic. This will help to loosen and lift the stain from the carpet fibers.
- Blot the area with a towel or vacuum: Once the stain removal chemical has had time to work, use a towel or vacuum to blot or suction up the excess liquid. Be sure to blot gently.
Ta-Da! If the stain is still there, try repeating the steps once more and you’ll most likely see an improvement. This method has been proven to be highly effective at removing stains from carpets and has been tested in many homes. However, it is important to note that it may not guarantee perfect, spotless results. This method will not be effective for melted wax or paint stains. Remember, the sooner you tackle the problem, the better your chances of successfully removing the stain! If you are dealing with a particularly stubborn stain, it may be necessary to seek the help of a professional carpet cleaner like us.
This was Jonny from Breeze Cleaning and it was my pleasure helping you!