The carpets in your home see a great deal of abuse. Even if you live alone or have a small family, they are still walked on with shoes, food is dropped on them and spills leave permanent marks behind. As time marches on, even a carpet that’s vacuumed daily will start to pick up stains and look a little worn. The good news is that professional carpet cleaners can remove your most difficult stains.
Red Stains Receive Special Care
The color red is perhaps the most difficult to remove from carpets. Whether it’s a residue from gum, a spilled glass of wine or the dreaded cup of fruit punch, that red color will linger forever if it’s not treated properly. While you may not have a full arsenal of cleaning materials for these stains, the professionals have a range of treatments on hand. They can treat the stains to minimize the red coloring and even remove it completely. You can also help fade the stain and stop a fresh one from setting in by using a mixture of white vinegar, water, and a little Dawn dish soap to scrub at the red stain.
Pets Leave their own Unique Stains
Pet stains aren’t limited to house training accidents. The oils from their fur can also discolor carpets around their bedding, and it’s hard to stop your dog from tracking in dirt from outside. You can minimize the staining by washing bedding frequently and keeping a rag near the door to wipe their paws off when they come inside. Vacuum the carpet frequently and pay close attention to the areas around and under pet beds. Finally, use vinegar and warm water to clean house training spots and prevent staining. When you call for carpet cleaning, let the technician know where the pet stains are, so they can pre-treat the area with special cleaners that are designed to break down the proteins and lift these stains out.
Treating Greasy Stains
Greasy stains can be just as frustrating as red food coloring. It’s resistant to treatment with water, and it attracts dirt. Just when you think it’s finally been cleaned and defeated, it can reappear. Don’t take it personally; it’s just the nature of grease. Oxygen based cleaners are excellent for treating stains left by blood, greasy foods or greasy work boots. You can also sprinkle baking soda over the stain and allow it to soak in overnight. Vacuum it up the next day and then steam clean the carpet. As with pet stains, let a carpet cleaning technician know if the stains in a carpet are the result of grease.
Even if you have been staring at the stains for years, there is still hope for cleaning or minimizing them. Professional cleaners from High Quality Carpet are dedicated to restoring the beautiful look to your carpet, and we have special treatments on hand to address these problems. In addition to treating the obvious stains, we can also use special lights to locate light stains that are attracting dirt, so your carpet will look incredible and stay clean longer.