Chem-Dry experts have seen it all when it comes to stains. From red wine to pet accidents, they know how to remove any type of stain from your carpets. In this blog post, we will share with you the best ways to remove a stain from your carpets, based on our experience removing stains for our clients over the years. If you still are having trouble removing the stain you can always contact Airport Chem-Dry for carpet cleaning in Pittsburgh.
Treating Water-Soluble Carpet Stains
Water-soluble stains consist of things like latex paint, washable ink, vomit, blood, chocolate, berries, or drinks. Using a simple cleaning solution typically works well to remove these types of stains.
Try mixing 1 tablespoon ammonia with 1 cup of water, or ¼ teaspoon of white vinegar with 32 ounces of water to treat these stains. However, don’t use them on wool or wool-blend carpet. Try a mild detergent with warm water instead.
Treating Wax And Oily Carpet Stains
Try placing ice on top of the wax, gum, or similar substances on your carpet, then pick it out with a blunt knife. You may also try covering the stain with a paper towel and then ironing it on a warm setting.
Lightly cover the area with rubbing alcohol for glue spilled on the carpet, then wipe it away gently. For nail polish, use a rag dipped in a small amount of nail polish remover. Just test an area of your carpet first to make sure it doesn’t discolor the fibers.
Treating Pet Urine And Odors On Carpet
Try absorbing as much of the stain as possible with a towel, then use a homemade or store-bought cleaning solution to remove the stain. Remember that in order for pet stains and their associated odor and bacteria to be removed completely, you’ll need to schedule professional pet urine and odor removal treatment at least once each year.
Carpet Cleaning In Pittsburgh
Even if you do an excellent job taking care of surface stains on your own, be sure to schedule your Chem-Dry carpet cleaning in Pittsburgh at least once every year. We can help you keep your carpets free from stains as well as harmful allergens and bacteria. We can also apply a specially formulated carpet stain protectant to more fully shield your carpet from future stains.