The key to removing stains and spills in carpet is to take action quickly, blotting the area to soak up any moisture. Most stains can be cleaned with water, continuing to blot the area with a damp cloth. For tougher stains, a solution of equal amounts white vinegar and water can go a long way to removing a stubborn spill.
Merrimack, NH Resident Looks for Suggestions
A homeowner in Merrimack was frustrated with her young children constantly spilling on the rug. Seeking help, she contacted Cardoza Flooring for suggestions removing spills and stains.
Blot a Spill on the Carpet, Never Rub
It can be tempting to vigorously rub at a spill or stain to try to remove it from your carpet. However, this can actually do more damage, as the rubbing motion can cause the stain to go deeper into the carpet fibers and cause lasting damage. Instead gently blot the spill with a clean rag to remove as much of the spill as possible and to prevent it from penetrating into the carpet. You can then use a second damp rag to continue blotting the area. For most spills, that are addressed right away, simply using water on the area will remove the stain.
Treating Hard to Remove Stains
Of course, not all stains will be able to be removed with a damp rag. For those that may have been sitting for a while, you may need to use a stronger cleaning solution. There are many store bought options for this. Just as good as many of these commercial products, is a mixture of white vinegar and water. Again, resist the urge to scrub the stain, blotting the area gently to remove the spill.
If the stain is still visible, you may need to hire a professional to clean the carpet. In most cases this will remove the stain and leave your entire carpet looking great.
Being vigilant and addressing spills when they happen will keep this Merrimack resident’s carpet looking great.
Come see our wide selection of our carpeting choices at 318 Nashua Street, Milford, NH (603) 673-2201.