Tips To Remove 5 Different Stains In Your Carpet

  • By Brisas Carpet Care
  • 13 Jul, 2017
Having a professional carpet cleaning surface come in to clean your carpets is a fantastic idea to keep your floor coverings looking like new. Between visits, there are things you can do to get rid of stubborn stains and doing your part to keep stains from setting is quite easy. We have put together a list of the top five stains and what you can do to remove them with products you may already have around your home.

Kool-Aid and Juice Stains

Kool-Aid can be a nasty stain, but you can get rid of unsightly bright stains by using a combination of vinegar, water, and Dawn liquid dish soap. In a spray bottle. Add ¼ cup of vinegar, 1tbsp of dawn and fill with water. Take a clean, dry white cloth and blot the stain first, then moisten the area affected with the solution. Let it stand for 5-10 minutes then blot dry with a clean towel.

Pet Stains

Sometimes our furry friends have accidents that can leave not only a horrible stain but an odor as well . If the stain is fresh, blot the moisture with a clean cloth. After you have eliminated most of the moisture, use 1 quart of water mixed with a stain-fighting laundry detergent. Spray the spot liberally and let sit for 5 minutes. Blot dry and then rinse the area with warm water. Repeat as needed.

Blood

Blood is one of the hardest stains to remove from carpet fibers, but there are things you can do to get the stain out. First always use cold water when trying to remove blood stains. In a spray bottle add two tsp of grease fighting liquid dish soap to cold water. Moisten the stained area until the carpet is saturated. Using a paper towel, blot the stain dry and remember not to scrub. Oxi-Clean is another product that works extremely well on blood stains.

Oils, Fats, and Waxes

If you have a stain created by any of these culprits, the easiest way to remove the stain is by using a paper towel and an iron. Place the paper towel on the stained area and iron on a warm setting. The paper towel will pull up the stain for you. This works perfectly for crayons and candle wax.

Inks and Nail Polish

To get rid of stains caused by ink, nail polish or hair dye, use isopropyl alcohol. Keep in mind the higher the percentage, the better it will clean.  Do not rub these types of stains , for they easily spread. Instead, dab the stain with a clean cloth that has been moistened with the isopropyl alcohol. After you have treated the stain, use a liquid friendly vacuum to clean up the remaining moisture. If you do not have isopropyl alcohol, you can also use nail polish remover or hairspray. Taking the time to clean up spills when they happen, will give your carpets the longevity they need in between  carpet cleanings by a professional . Add a few of these tips into your cleaning routine, and you will have carpets that keep looking new and refreshed for years to come.


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Well, when it comes to choosing the right type of carpet , this is not where the world comes to an end!

Today, we are going to give you 5 quick tips that will help you realize that - plushness and contrasts might be the two things that you consider for making a style statement for your home, there are several other things that you often pay no heed to.

Tip 1: Carpet’s Function

How can you forget carpet’s function when picking a carpet for your home? It’s a blunder! Tip 1 is never to forget the function of the carpet. Ask yourself: Am I buying this carpet for highlighting a certain piece of furniture? Will the carpet tie the room together? Will I put down this carpet on cold floors during winters? Do I need a carpet for noise reduction?

Your answers will play a key role in directing you to make a right carpet choice.

Tip 2: Carpet Fibers

Wool, nylon, polyester, polypropylene and trixeta are some of the different carpet fiber types. Wool carpets are the most durable, soft and expensive type; nylon and trixeta are stain resistant and so perfect for family homes or high-traffic areas; Polypropylene is a synthetic fiber- stain-free, crush resistant and inexpensive.

Keep in mind the carpet fiber types and the factors that set them apart before deciding on a carpet for your home.

Tip 3: Room Style

Figure out the right size, color and pattern of your room’s carpet to create a well-balanced space.

For large living rooms, two rugs can create two separate living rooms. For entrances opening to other rooms or a stairway, less is more. For a study or home office, a carpet that fits both the table and chair is ideal for a comfortable working environment. For maximizing the space visually, just like mirrors, brighter carpet colors and diagonal pattern carpets can serve the purpose. For bedrooms, soft woolen carpets with longer threads are suitable to soften the harsh noises. What’s more, for a children’s room, rely on a carpet with short threads.

Always follow the room style tips to choose the best carpets to suit your home.

Tip 4: The Padding

Carpet padding is a vital part of your floors. This spongy material that is cut smaller than the carpet is what people generally forget about. The main aim of underlay is to shield your carpet from damage, from wearing against the subfloor, and stress from traffic above. So if you want to make the most of your carpet, there are many different kinds of carpet padding you may want to consider.

Foam, rubber, and fiber are the most common types.

The next time you are hunting for the right carpet, don’t forget about the cushion needed for your carpet. Forget about slipping & sliding with carpet cushions!

Tip 5: Carpet Samples

When you go shopping for clothes, don’t you always try your favorite pieces first before actually buying them, you do right? Then, how can you simply pick a carpet before really trying it in your home? Take home the carpet samples of your shortlisted favorites and watch for their compatibility with your furniture, lighting and wall colors.

After all, you should be glee about your carpet flooring at all times of the day.

Lastly, Keep Your Carpet Clean

With these 5 quick tips, hopefully, you will make the right carpet selection for your home. But what is even more important is keeping that carpet clean. As dirt remains in the deepest fiber of materials, if not cleaned regularly and properly it can be harmful to the health of your family and guests.

For ideal results, it’s important to vacuum your carpet regularly and hire a professional at Brisas Carpet Care to come in and steam clean your carpet occasionally. Keep your carpet looking and smelling great with carpet cleaning services from Brisas Carpet Care. We understand different types of carpet material and understand the appropriate procedure for cleaning your carpet. Because it matters to us!

Let Brisas Carpet Care take care of your carpet today. Contact us.

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