Frequently Asked Questions
How do you get old stains out of carpet?
There are many ways to get old stains out of carpet. The simplest way to do so is to purchase a powerful stain remover (Hint: Scroll up to find in-depth reviews of the best carpet stain removers), then simply apply a fair amount to the stain and let it sit. The amount of time you should let it sit depends on the exact cleaner it is.
What is the strongest carpet stain remover?
Most highly-rated carpet stain removers are strong enough to eliminate tough stains, but the strongest we’ve found is the Simple Solution Pet Stain and Odor Remover. Its enzymes break down the odor-causing bacteria, eliminates stains, and prevents repeat marking.
How do you get deep dirt stains out of carpet?
There are mainly two ways, one of which requires you to purchase a stain remover, but the other only requires natural home-remedies. For the first option, we recommend picking a stain remover from our list of the best carpet stain removers (scroll up).
For the second option, we recommend that you mix 1 teaspoon of mild dishwashing detergent with 1 cup of warm water. You can always add more if needed. Then, use a white cloth to blot the solution onto the carpet which will help you see if the stain is being cleaned.
What removes set in stains?
Simply use vinegar to remove stubborn stains. Next, rub the stain with a home-made paste made from ½ vinegar and ½ baking soda. Add a couple tablespoons of vinegar and laundry detergent to a bucket of water. Then, if the stain is still visible, soak it and let it sit overnight. The following morning, rinse and wash the stain with warm water and let it sit until the stain is completely gone.
Does vinegar discolor carpet?
Vinegar is a mild acetic acid and will not stain a carpet if it is colorless (white) vinegar. However, it is only the brown colorant in vinegar that will make a stain.
Does baking soda get stains out of carpet?
If your carpet is just a little dirty, you can put some baking soda and then vacuum it up. You can also get rid of carpet stains by scrubbing with baking soda and water. After it dries, you can use a vacuum to clean it up.
Why do stains reappear on carpet?
If stains reappear as soon as the carpet dries, then wicking is probably the cause. Wicking is caused by over-wetting the carpet.
Is it better to shampoo or steam clean carpets?
Steam cleaning will get rid of the dirt and will sanitize the cleaned area. Steam cleaning uses a steam mop and hot water vapor to remove dirt. Shampooing, on the other hand, uses a detergent. Carpets tend to dry fast when cleaned using steam, while shampooing can take longer for the carpet dry.
What causes brown spots on carpets?
Brown stains on carpet are caused by moisture, most often water, which can be clean or dirty. This is why you should never allow too much moisture around in your carpets because it can lead to mold growth or even permanent damage.
Should you vacuum after carpet cleaning?
Yes, after your carpets are completely dry. We recommend to wait until the next day and then vacuum as you usually would.
Are coffee stains permanent?
Something that most don’t know is that if you have baking soda, then your coffee stain is probably not going to be permanent for long. First, blot the coffee stain with a cold and damp paper towel. Then, put baking soda over the stain and let it soak in for 30 minutes. Finally, pat it away with a dry cloth.