Ultimate Guide: The Right Way of Removing Carpet Stains

Come one, come all. You who want to learn the right way of removing carpet stains. When it comes to carpet maintenance and hygiene, it requires a proper bit of work. Making the effort to take care of your carpet means it will last you several years. Plus, it will look spotless every time.


Maintaining your carpet doesn’t have to be too hard though. As long as you know what to do, it should be quick and easy. So keep in mind these carpet stain removal tips from the pros.


Blot, Don’t Rub

Professional carpet cleaning services would always recommend blotting out stains instead of rubbing them. Blotting puts a bit of pressure on the stain, which soaks it up. Also, blot from the outer rim of the stain inwards, as blotting from the centre outwards tends to spread the stain. Rubbing, on the other hand, grinds the stain into the carpet fibres, damaging the fibres prematurely. Avoid rubbing at all costs.


Deep Clean Every 6 Months

In deep cleaning, a steaming machine injects cleaning solution to your carpet with the help of steam pressure. Afterwards, the machine extracts the solution as well as the dirt trapped in the carpet. This is the best way to get your carpet cleaned up. Professionals recommend deep cleaning be done every six months.


Use Organic Cleaners for Pet Stains

One way or another, your pet is going to accidentally do business on the carpet. So when that happens, it’s best to use an organic cleaner, the pros say. They cost you only about NZ$14 per bottle. You may need to scrub out the stain, then wipe it out afterwards with towels.


The Power of Peroxide

Sometimes you may get blood stains on your carpet, for whatever reason. If ever that happens, wash out the blood first, with water mixed with a mild detergent. Then scrape off as much blood out of the carpet as you can. Some will remain, and that’s when you get the hydrogen peroxide. Pour a little bit directly on the stain; it will foam up, then dab it out with towels afterwards.


Degrease with Detergent

Grease stains are quite annoying to remove from your carpet. But there is an easy way to deal with this one – dishwashing detergent. It strips away grease from plates and cutlery; thus it would also take out grease from carpet. Just dissolve one or two drops of dishwashing detergent in one cup of water. Pour the solution into a spray bottle, and spray onto the grease stain. Then just blot it away. If the stain persists, repeat.

When you keep these pro tips in mind, you’ll have less trouble cleaning your carpet. While you’re at it, why not make the work less backbreaking by hiring Kimmie Kare’s professional carpet cleaning services. If you don’t have the time to clean your carpets, we do. Call us now to get a free quote.