Carpets are used in almost every home. We try our best to prevent them from stains, e.g. use door mats, or “no shoes in the house” policy. Either you want it or not, over the time carpets will get affected by common stains like Ink, Food, Wine, Coffee, Oil and Grease.
Don’t worry. No need to rush. Follow these simple “home made spot treatment tips” to get rid of them.
1. Dirt Stains:
To clean dirt stains from your carpet you require two cleaning solutions. One detergent solution and another vinegar based solution prepared with water.
First spray detergent solution on stain and lightly blot it down with a dry cloth. Do the same with vinegar based solution.
If you still notice the stains then repeat the detergent spray and blotting. Lastly use lukewarm water onto the treated area and let it dry, you will find them disappearing now!
2. Ink Stains:
If your carpet is affected by ink use rubbing alcohol. Don’t pour it directly on the affected area. Dump a clean towel with alcohol and repeatedly blot the ink stain smoothly.
When you found no more ink is remaining then spray the affected area with lukewarm water and use a fresh towel to soak up the excess liquid.
3. Pet Stains:
Sprinkle baking soda on the stain and firmly blot it with detergent solution and wait for ten to fifteen minutes. Now soak up the liquid with a dry cloth.
Now prepare a solution of half cup of warm water and half cup of vinegar and blot the stain again, and wait another ten minutes before you blot the excess liquid. Let the carpet dry completely and if require repeat the same process.
4. Red Wine Stains:
As soon your carpet is affected with red wine, first quickly absorb the liquid as much as possible with clean towels. Avoid getting much deeper into the carpet.
Now dribble white wine on the red wine stains. Rinse and repeat the same steps for 3 to 4 times and lastly blot the excess with a clean towel. It will disappear magically!
5. Food and Drinks Stains:
Dab detergent on a clean dry cloth and press it on the affected area. Allow it to work for next fifteen minutes. Then, firmly soak up any excess liquid with dry towel.
Follow the same process with vinegar dipped clean towel, and wait for another fifteen minutes.
Lastly blot the treated area with lukewarm water. If the stain is still there repeat the steps once again.
6. Oil and Grease Stains:
Remove the excess quickly with white paper napkin. Sprinkle salt or baking soda on the stain and leave it for 2 hours. Then vacuum the salt or baking soda.
Now apply a dab of detergent to a dry cloth and press firmly down on the affected area. Follow by soaking the stain with lukewarm water. Let the stain completely dry and then repeat the detergent process if still required.