Helpful Tips for Cleaning Carpet Spills & Stains

A FIVE-STEP GUIDE FOR HELP WITH TREATING CARPET SPILLS AND STAINS AT HOME.
While there are various stain-resistant carpets on the market these days, no carpet is 100% stain-proof. If your carpet has suffered a recent accident, it can often be cleaned easily if it’s treated right away, as it may have only formed a colour on the surface of the carpet fibres. For longer term stains however, once the spill has seeped into the carpet fibres, the colour of the carpet can be forever changed. To prevent this from happening, have a look at our carpet cleaning process here.

DIFFICULT STAINS TO REMOVE
Any coloured liquid is potentially a stain that may prove too difficult to get out. Seven stains are common among carpets and relatively difficult to remove, even with recommended carpet stain removal techniques.

Read on to learn more about the 7 deadly carpet stains:

  1. COFFEE & TEA
    These beverages are mortal enemies for carpets. If you can’t find carpet cleaner particularly made for them, or coffee remover, the carpet stain may be there to stay. You are really best calling in the carpet cleaning specialists for this one.
  2. NAIL POLISH
    This hardly ever comes out of your carpets when it spills. Nail polish removal on carpet requires tough and thorough jobs with solvent and rinsing, and is best left to the professionals.
  3. COOKING OIL
    This is a nasty carpet stain that easily attracts other dirt and generally gets worse over time. However, it can be removed with a good enzyme and hot water extraction.
  4. GREEN TEA
    This beverage contains a green dye that is usually impossible to remove, making it a frustrating stain to get off. On rare occasions, dye removers may have some success.
  5. COLOURED DRINKS
    Red wine and coloured sodas have some food colour in them that rarely comes out with steam cleaning alone. There are different carpet cleaning services available that will give it your best shot.
  6. YELLOW MUSTARD
    This is one tough stain to get out. Try as much as possible to keep that hot dog away from your carpet for its chance of removal is close to zero. You may need to give Drytron, the professional carpet cleaners, a call for advice on this one.
  7. PET STAINS
    Pet urine contains strong acid that can bleach carpet if left for too long. It can only be removed with urine spotters or good carpet cleaning products.

HELP FOR CARPET SPILLS AND STAINS
Below are Drytron’s step-by-step carpet stain removal tips to follow.

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