While there is no substitute for a powerful truck mounted steam clean with hot water extraction. We realize it’s not always necessary to call a professional cleaner for one or two small stains. Especially in these tough economic times and that’s why we have provided some tried and true home remedies to get out those tough stains with ordinary products most people have at home.
Although these stain removal procedures have been tried and tested, you do run the risk of color loss if you do not thoroughly rinse out and extract anything applied to your carpet. Feel free to call us if your problem is not listed we love to help!
All Purpose Stain Removal Solutions
Windex removes most stains from carpet, but it does contain ammonia which can bleach carpet if left on it too long. So rinse thoroughly with hot water and extract.
Lemon juice, Paint thinner, mineral spirits, or pinesol works well along with a good rinse and you guessed it extract with a shop vac.
First remove as much wax by hand or scrape as much as possible. Credit cards work well! Next place a piece of brown paper bag or a wet towel over the wax and place a warm NOT HOT iron on the bag the heat will draw the wax into the bag. This takes a long time but works. DO NOT use paper with ink on it. Also DO NOT leave the iron on the carpet too long. Any residual can be removed with WD-40.
First blot with a towel or rag. Next neutralize the stain with a solution of ½ cup of cool water and 1 tablespoon of clear ammonia. Next try to use 1 quart of cool water with ¼ teaspoon of dish soap. If stain persists use hydrogen peroxide on it then let set for 5 minutes with a towel over it and a brick on top to provide pressure. Rinse with cool water thoroughly after each application.
As with anything these tips are not going to work 100% of the time, but they will work the majority of the time. Patience is the key ingredient of any problem. If in doubt about your particular style of carpet give us a call at 360-578-2439. From our family to yours Thanks for coming to our website!!
~A+ Carpet Cleaning & The Williams Family ~
A+ Carpet Cleaning of Longview, WA offers carpet cleaning, furniture cleaning and water damage restoration.