Removing Carpet Stains

Removing carpet stains.

Your carpet should last for years and you want it to look nice. When it gets stains on it you'll want to take care of it immediately.

To remove a stain of coffee, red juices including grape, wine, ink and tea stains from your carpet, use the following procedure:

1. Immediately blot (do not rub) up any excess stain or liquid with a white paper towel or use a wet/dry vacuum to remove as much of the liquid as possible.

2. Sprinkle the stain with 7-Up, club soda or tonic water. Let set for a few seconds, then blot up using a white paper towel. Repeat this process no stain appears on the paper towel.

3. Rinse with clean water and blot up again until no stain appears on a white paper towel.

4. Mix together 1/4 teaspoon of dishwashing soap and one quart of water. This will go a long way. Use a small amount of this solution and using your fingers, press into stain. Blot excess liquid. Repeat until no stain appears on white paper towels.

5. Sprinkle stain with 3% hydrogen peroxide and let set for four hours. Blot with white paper towels. Reapply hydrogen peroxide and let set 24 hours. Blot. If there is still a stain visible repeat this step.

For oily stains, crayons, and tar, use the following procedure:

1. Apply a non-oily, non-caustic dry cleaning solvent to a damp white cotton or terrycloth towel, blot (do not rub) as much of the stain as possible. Repeat until all the stain is removed.

2. Rinse with clean water and blot up again until no stain appears on a white towel.



3. Sprinkle stain with clean water and blot with folded white cotton or terrycloth towel.

For chocolate, glue, ice cream, and latex paints, use the following procedure:

1. Gently scrape up excess stain.

2. Mix one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid with one cup of water.

3. Using a damp cotton or terrycloth towel, apply detergent mixture to stain and blot (do not rub) as much of the stain as possible. Repeat until all stain is removed.

4. Rinse with clean water and blot up again until no stain appears on a white towel.

5. Sprinkle stain with clean water and blot with folded white cotton or terrycloth towel.

For candle wax, use the following procedure:

1. Gently scrape up excess stain.

2. Cover completely with a brown paper bag or brown paper.

3. Using a warm iron, iron the stain through the brown paper bag.

4. Use a clean paper bag and repeat until all stain is removed.

For vomit, urine and feces (human or pet), use the following procedure:

1. Immediately blot (do not rub) up any excess liquid with a white paper towel. For non-liquid stains, gently blot up excess stain.

2. Mix one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid with one cup of water.

3. Using a damp cotton or terrycloth towel, apply detergent mixture to stain and blot (do not rub) as much of the stain as possible. Repeat until all stain is removed.

4. Using a different white cotton or terrycloth towel, apply undiluted household ammonia.

5. Using a different white cotton or terrycloth towel, apply undiluted white vinegar.

6. Immediately blot (do not rub) up any excess stain or liquid with a different white cotton or terrycloth towel.

7. Using a damp sponge, apply water to the stain.

6. Blot with folded white, cotton or terrycloth towel.

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