How To Get Stains Out Of Your Carpet

A food spill or an accident from a pet can quickly lead to a stained carpet. It can be challenging for homeowners to quickly and effectively get rid of stains. Stains set in quickly and can ruin carpets. In this article, we will handle three main ways to handle stains including immediate cleaning, carpet extractors, and professional cleaning. If you are looking for home cleaning equipment, give us a call. 

Cleaning Up A Stain in your Carpet Quickly

If food is spilled on your carpet the first goal is to remove excess mess from the surface of the carpet. Cleaning carpets quickly is the most effective way to prevent staining. Blot away (do not rub-in) any excess liquids with an absorbent cloth starting from the outside of the stain and moving towards the inside of the stain. The next step is to use a carpet cleaning stain remover. Many stores sell solutions, however, some homeowners mix their own with a combination of water, dishwashing liquid, and white vinegar. Whichever you use you will want to spray the affected area, let it sit for a few minutes, and blot it just like you did with the stain. 

What If Stain Removers Aren't Working For Your Carpet?

If a stain sits for a while or the stain remover isn’t working you don’t have to throw out your carpet. Instead of replacing the carpet you could either hire a professional to use their own equipment and cleaning products, or rent cleaning equipment that the professionals use, and do it yourself. For example, a power extractor is a great way to handle stains on both carpets and upholstered furniture. Depending on the machine you get, you should be able to quickly and easily clean up the stain as long as you use the right cleaning solution and follow the instructions. For example the Bissell BigGreen cleaning machine known as the BG10, is an effective way to clean both carpets and furniture. Beyond stains, this is a great choice if you are interested in getting a deeper clean for your carpets but are not looking to hire professional carpet cleaners. Here at Vacuum-City we provide rentals on Bissell extractors and can walk you through how to use this equipment for stains in your home. 

Rent Carpet Cleaning Equipment on Cape Cod

If you live in Plymouth or the surrounding towns we would be happy to discuss our rental program for cleaning equipment as well as provide cleaning solutions that professional carpet cleaners use to handle stains and messes. For more information please give us a call, visit our location in Plymouth, or contact us through our inquiry form.