No matter how careful you try to be, if you have carpet in your office, it will inevitably be stained someday. So you need to be prepared for a variety of possibilities by learning how to remove carpet stains. Stains should be treated immediately for best results, so your preparation ahead of time will come in handy.
Stock up on a few essential carpet cleaning supplies and read through these expert stain removal tips for professional carpet cleaning in Springfield Missouri. If you’ll bookmark this post for quick access, then when you do accidentally spill red wine, nail polish, glue, or even wax on your precious rug, you’ll be ready to go.
Blot up as much of the coffee as you can. Then, apply a mixture of water and dishwashing detergent. If the coffee contained any milk or cream, include an enzyme laundry detergent as well. Apply the mixture, dampening the stain, and then blot up the coffee. Repeat as needed.
Dab up as much of the glue as you can with a paper towel. If it has dried, place a brown paper bag on top and iron it on a medium setting. The glue will liquify and stick to the paper bag. Repeat as needed, replacing the paper bag when necessary. Finally, you can also scrape off the excess glue with a knife or (if the stain isn’t deep) cut off the tips of the carpet fibers affected by the glue.
Blot up as much of the juice as possible. Then, apply a mixture of liquid dish detergent and warm water and continue blotting. You could also try dish detergent and hydrogen peroxide, ammonia and warm water, or a commercial cleaning product.
Blot up as much of the nail polish as you can. If your carpet is light, try a non-acetone nail polish remover. If your carpet is dark, try using hair spray or rubbing alcohol. Pour a small amount of the product onto a rag and blot the stain. Rinse afterward.
Blot up as much of the wine as possible, taking care not to rub it further into the carpet fibers. Then, blot the stain with club soda or a mixture of dish detergent and hydrogen peroxide. Or, you could pour on some salt and vacuum it up after it has absorbed the wine.
Scoop up any excess sauce with a spoon. Apply club soda and blot up as much of the tomato sauce as you can. Then, apply a mixture of liquid dish detergent and water and continue to blot. If the stain isn’t fully removed at this point, apply a mixture of water and ammonia or hydrogen peroxide (after creating a test patch, of course). Blot up the stain and rinse the carpet afterward.
Place a brown paper bag on the stain and iron it at a medium-hot setting. The wax will liquify and stick to the brown paper. Continue this process, replacing the brown paper bag as needed.
Are you still struggling to remove a stubborn carpet stain? If your office is in the Springfield, Missouri area, call the professional carpet cleaning experts at Grime Scrubbers for help. We offer a variety of floor care services, so whether your floors are carpet, wood, vinyl, linoleum, or even concrete, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call at 417-864-8862 or click here for a free quote. And while you’re at it, be sure to get on our schedule for a regular carpet cleaning, so your office floors will always give a great first impression of your business.