Spotted: How to Handle Carpet Stains

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Carpets are one of the things that we want to have in our homes. Of course, the carpet that we have gives us a comfy feeling whenever we use it. Whether you are living in an Alveo land BGC and/or any other real estate in the Philippines, having a carpet is a nice and comfortable thing to have in our home. However, having a carpet can also be a hassle on our part.

It is undeniable and inevitable that there are some unexpected accidents that can happen on our carpet (eg. Spilled milk, spilled paint, sticky gums, and etc.) which leads us to feel panic whenever these incidents happen since some of us don’t know what to do when these happens. Of course, if these incidents will happen, we have to be prepare on what we are going to do for as not to spread the stains on the carpet.

Fret not! There are already solutions on how you can totally make the stain disappear; all you have to do is to follow some simple steps for you to remove the stains completely and successful. Well if you are now ready, then here are some simple tips for you below.

1. Act fast

When a stain happens, you definitely have to act quickly as possible. Attending the stains real quick can prevent the stains from hardening. Also, there are also possibilities that the stains cannot penetrate you carpet and it is easier to remove it that waiting for it to dry.

2. Blot, don’t scrub

If you don’t want that the stains on your carpet will not spread, then try not to scrub it. Scrubbing the stain will make it worst and will spread on your carpet. All you have to do is blot it instead. With that, only the particular portion of the carpet is stained. Well, you have to use a white cloth or ink-free paper towels to avoid the danger of additional dyes bleeding into the carpet.

4. Scrape

When the stain on your carpet has already hardened, then you have to scrape it off. With the careful use of a rounded spoon, the solid stain will get off from your carpet. You just have to make sure that you scraped it in a way that your carpet will not be ruined. After scraping, vacuum the solid stains until they are completely removed.

5. Spot on

If you have spotted a stain on your carpet, there are things that you need to consider before treating them. You have to consider the cleaning solutions that you are going to use whether it can damage the cloth or not, since there are already cleaning solutions that are not applicable for cloths. Also, you have to make sure to apply it to another cloth before apply it to your carpet, for you to make sure that everything will be fine without any damages.

6. Experiment

One of the expert’s solution when it comes to carpet stain cleaning, they use coffee, tea and/or cola for the cleaning solutions. They recommend having a combination of ¼ teaspoon of liquid dish washing detergent with 1 cup of lukewarm water. Although you might be tempted to add more dish soap, don’t do it. The less soapy residue you have to rinse out at the end, the better.

Moreover, there are actually a lot of ways on how you can have your own cleaning solution if you are not satisfied with the simple one. Well, for as long as you have the right ingredient of the cleaning solution, then you will definitely be fine.

Yes, we cannot avoid stains from happening in our carpet. However, we can definitely get rid of them if you know what to do in removing the stains from your carpet successful. These may just be a simple steps for you, yet are effective enough to remove the stains.

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