Removing Spots and Stains from Your Carpet

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Removing Spots and Stains from your carpet

Whether you own your home or rent your space, whether you’re in a cozy apartment or a spacious house, if you have carpets, they will most likely get spots and stains over time. Sadly, carpet spots and stains are an inevitable part of life, but the good news is that usually, you don’t have to live with them forever!

It goes without saying that most people want to remove carpet stains and spots as quickly as they can. Follow the steps and tips below to make your carpet last as long as possible and remove any spots or stains that might crop up along the way.

1. Act Quickly

As soon as you see a spill happening, take action to prevent the liquid or substance from soaking farther or drying into the fibers of your carpet. It’s nearly impossible to completely prevent carpet damage when something spills, but wiping up the spill or blotting it up soon after the spill happens can go a long way.  What I typically recommend homeowners do is grab some paper towel immediately and blot the stain.  What is blotting?  Well, I don’t how else to explain it, but you take the paper towel and press it gently on and off the stain, soaking it up in the paper towel.  Don’t rub the paper town up and down on the stain.  Excessive rubbing on the stain has the potential to set the stain, which will make removing the stain nearly impossible.  

2. Proceed with caution.

Unfortunately, not all carpet cleaning products will work on all types of stains. Some products might even make certain types of spots or stains worse. Using a home carpet cleaning machine can be an effective way to clean up everyday spots.  If you do decide to use a chemical, I strongly recommend that you read the label from top to bottom.  Amazon is the best online resource for carpet cleaning chemicals.  We rely heavily on the the reviews offered on Amazon.  Check out the reviews and purchase the product that you think will best suit you.  Always keep a cleaning agent on hand for use.

3. Call the professionals when you need to.

Sometimes stains are too large or tough for you to treat them yourself. That’s when you should call professional cleaners. Their high-powered equipment and advanced level of expertise help them remove spots and stains quicker and more efficiently than the average person.  Let’ face it, so one likes to spend money on carpet cleaning.  Here is the deal though, carpet cleaning professionals remove stains every day, and have access to the best stain removal chemicals.  Call your local professional and spend a little money to get the most out of your carpet investment.

Of course, it’s also a great idea to call professional carpet cleaners before your carpet situation gets too dire. Staying on top of your carpet cleaning and bringing in the professionals on a regular basis can help keep your carpets and rugs looking clean and fresh for years longer than they otherwise would.

Whether you have spots and stains that need professional help or would just like to get your carpets as clean as possible, professional carpet cleaners can help.