Carpet Stain Removal Tips For Homeowners

Accidents that leave stains on your carpets will almost certainly occur, but the good news is that you can take care of most stains without requiring the help of a professional. However, it is important to make sure that prompt action is taken whenever something gets spilled on your carpet to prevent staining.

Be Prepared

Certain items and solutions are pretty handy when dealing with spillages, so you may consider having them in your home just to be prepared.

They include a clean white absorbent towel or cloth, dry cleaning solution, such as surgical spirit, detergent solution , white vinegar and household ammonia. Before using any solution or detergent, test it on an inconspicuous area of the carpet before you treat the stain.


Alcohol, coffee, tea, liquid foods and urine spills can be cleaned by first blotting up the excess spillage and then using detergent vinegar solution, a little at a time. Start from the stain’s outer edge moving inwards, and frequently blot it out with dry cloths and finally rinse appropriately.

Rinse procedure

For all the above stain removal methods, mix four parts water with one part white vinegar, pour the mixture into a spray bottle and spray over the affected area.

When the area becomes damp, blot the area to remove excess moisture and avoid rubbing. Spread a clean white cloth over the area and place a weight on it and leave overnight.

While these tips will work on most stains sometimes you will simply have no other choice than to call in the professionals like

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