Carpet Cleaning Homemade Solutions For Spots and Spills

Owning a carpet and having one in your home means you will often deal with some pretty bad stains. How can we avoid those and how can we treat them when they happen? The solutions may not always be simple, however they will be useful in the long run. Follow these tips on how to deal with some of the most unpleasant and tough stains out there: * Acid stains, such as the ones occurring from vinegar spills require you to act as quickly as possible to minimize the damage. You will have to neutralize them by diluting them with baking soda mixed with water or club soda. Follow this up by a solution of ammonia and water in a 1:10 ratio and rinse the spot with cold water. After it has dried completely vacuum the spot to completely remove whatever you can. carpet cleaning_1 * Alcohol can be cleaned if you quickly rinse the spot with cold water before it sinks in and dries off. Make sure you absorb whatever excess liquid stains it, then follow that up with a mixture of a teaspoon of detergent, a teaspoon of white vinegar and a bit of warm water. Use that solution on the spot and let it dry off and vacuum it when it’s completely dry. * Blood must be absorbed as soon as possible after it hits the carpet. When that is done, follow it up with a teaspoon of detergent, vinegar and a bit of warm water like the previous example. Apply it, let it dry and then repeat until the spot is completely gone, then vacuum up the rest. * Butter can be cleaned up by scraping it up as much as possible at first, then using a dry-cleaning fluid. Make sure it’s dry before repeating again if you need to, then vacuum up the spot. carpet cleaning_2 * Candle wax must first be cooled down with ice before removed, as that way it will harden, making it much easier to remove. * Ketchup needs some immediate attention, such as preparing a mix of vinegar and water in about a 1:2 ratio. Use a sponge to clean the spot until nothing is left. * Chewing gum can be treated in pretty much the same way as candle wax – just freeze or cool it off and pull it off from the carpet. * Chocolate must be cleaned as soon as possible to prevent any damage. Mix up a spoon of detergent with white vinegar and a bit of water. Use this solution to clean the spot and rinse thoroughly, then vacuum it. carpet cleaning_3 * Coffee should be cleaned right away as well – just mix detergent, white vinegar and warm water. Apply the mix, then let it dry. Apply a dry cleaning fluid as well one you are done and vacuum the rest. * Crayons can be cleaned by putting a blotter, then putting a warm iron over them so they can be absorbed. * Fruit stains are notoriously difficult to deal with if you let them be, so you must work fast before things go out of hand. Scrape it up, absorb the fruit juice and then use a mix of detergent, vinegar and warm water to scrub the place until done. Vacuum the spot afterward.