Nobody wants to see a stain on their carpet – whether it’s new or old. So what can a homeowner do to ensure their carpet isn’t riddled with unsightly stains? There are a few cleaning options available to you. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to remove a carpet stain and get back that beautiful carpet.
Determine Type of Stain
The first thing to do is to determine the type of stain. Since every stain needs different treatments, it’s important to identify the stain first. This saves you time and money in the long-run. It will also stave off the potential of stains to worsen as some treatments can actually make the stain run deeper into the carpet.
You have a few different options when it comes to cleaning a stain. There are DIY methods that can work for touch-ups, and then there are professional measures that can be taken. For the most part, it’s tempting to try to remove the stain as best as you can on their own, but this could lead to making the stain worse if you’re not using the right supplies and tools.
The best DIY option is a mix of ¼ cup white vinegar and 1 tablespoon dish soap mixed with water. Keep in mind, this doesn’t work for all stains, and in most cases it might make the stain worse. Spray the area. Let it soak for 5 to 10 minutes. Proceed to blot using a clean towel until the stain is gone. For bloodstains, always make sure the water is cold.
You can also utilize products sold in-store. There are many “stain-fighting” products available on the market. These can be used with caution. Each product will have its own instructions for proper use. Keep in mind, these typically have some sort of bleach additive in it and it can discolor the carpet. If you are unsure of how to properly remove a stain, please contact us so we can help. We’ve seen way too many small issues, turn worse because of improper cleaning techniques.
Dry Cleaning/Professional Options
For stains that just won’t give, calling a professional would be best. The same is true for stains that have been on the carpet for an extended period of time. Dried out stains or those that won’t budge will require professional help, and Toronto Steam N Clean knows exactly what it takes to get the job done.
They utilize state-of-the-art technology and equipment with top-notch expertise to get the job done. They begin with an assessment and a pre-treatment. Next, a spot and stain treatment is conducted to tackle stubborn spots. Steam cleaning finishes the job for carpet that looks brand new.
There are also optional add-ons to achieve beautiful carpet that lasts longer and smells fresher. Options include sanitizing and deodorizing, stain shielding, pet odor removal, and specialty custom stain removals.