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02/10/2015
 If you’ve got carpet in your home, surely you’ve set forth some rules to attempt to keep it as clean as possible. You try to ensure that nobody eats in the carpeted rooms, or that no drinks are spilled. However, as with everything, accidents to happen and sometimes our carpet pays the price. Colonial Cleanpro in Chesterfield County would like to share with you the three most difficult stains to remove from your carpet, as well as the best ways to go about doing so, should you decide to try it on your own.

Urine, while it is not the most unsightly of carpet stains, can certainly be one of the most problematic. This is due to the odor, of course. If you do not catch the stain quickly enough, you may also have a problem with the urine seeping into the carpet padding. This will take a much more extensive cleanup, and without said cleanup, you’ll have a smell you can’t get rid of. So, it is certainly best to clean up a urine stain while it is fresh.

  • Use a paper towel to gather the excess urine, if at all possible
  • Next, use damp towels to moisten and blot the area
  • Using a spray bottle with equal amounts of water and white vinegar, spray the area
  • Blot again
  • Next, use ½ tsp detergent and 32 ounces of water to work into the carpet, rinse, and blot dry
While not nearly as potent in odor, a much more unsightly carpet nemesis is red wine. Typically you will notice that the mistake has been made, of pouring red wine onto your carpet, as soon as it occurs. This is good, as the first thing you’ll want to do is ensure that the stain does not spread.

  • Do this by blotting the area with a paper towel to remove the excess liquid
  • You can follow the same method you used for cleaning up the urine stain
  • Remember that if it is necessary to repeat the steps you can certainly do so without causing any further damage

Last, but certainly not least on the list of the most difficult stains to remove from carpet, is blood. The first thing you’ll want to do, should you discover blood on your carpet, is tend to the bleeding person to ensure everything is well. After that, you can follow these simple directions:

  • Use 1 tbs of ammonia, plus 1 cup of water, and mix
  • Pour this solution over the stain and blot
  • For more strenght, try one part chlorine bleach to five parts water
  • Test this method on an area of the carpet that is not visible, before using it on a high traffic area
If you’ve tried to remove the stains with little to no success, are having trouble removing allergens from your carpet, or if you simply know that it is time for a professional clean, don’t forget to contact us at Colonial Cleanpro for carpet cleaning in Chesterfield County, (804) 898 3363. Remember that with Cleanpro we don’t just steam your carpets, we clean your carpets!

Contact Steven Harris
(804) 324-6471