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.
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 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.