Removing Stains From Rugs And Carpeting

Something has just spilled on your favourite rug or carpet. There's a stain
forming. You're worried. Will you be able to remove it? Will the stain set and
stay forever?
Luckily, there's a good chance you can completely lift just about any kind of
stain – if you follow a few guidelines.
The first rule of stain removal is: act fast. The fresher the stain, the easier it
is to lift. So when you notice a stain of any kind, start to work on it right
away. Don't wait.
Begin by trying to dry blot the stain. Avoid the temptation of using a wet
cloth or detergent, at least at this stage of the game. Blot the stain gently
with a clean, dry cloth or absorbent paper towel. Be patient. It may take
several minutes before you see any results.
If dry blotting doesn't completely lift the stain, mix up a combination of one
glass of water with one teaspoon of lemon juice. Again, take a clean cloth or
paper towel, wet it with the water/lemon mixture, and gently blot the area
(test on an inconspicuous area first). Wait five minutes, then try dry blotting
You may have to repeat the above process a few times.
Using a vacuum cleaner directly over the affected area can also help lift
more of the stain.
If, after all your efforts, some of the stain is still there, place a couple of
sheets of paper towel over the stain, with a few books on top to maintain
pressure. Leave those there for 24 hours. Check every hour or so. If you
see stain on the paper towels, you know it's working.
If all else fails, consider calling in a professional cleaner. They know all the
tricks and can often perform a miracle for you!


No comments

Post Your Comment:

Your email will not be published
Reciprocity Logo The data relating to real estate on this website comes in part from the MLS® Reciprocity program of either the Greater Vancouver REALTORS® (GVR), the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) or the Chilliwack and District Real Estate Board (CADREB). Real estate listings held by participating real estate firms are marked with the MLS® logo and detailed information about the listing includes the name of the listing agent. This representation is based in whole or part on data generated by either the GVR, the FVREB or the CADREB which assumes no responsibility for its accuracy. The materials contained on this page may not be reproduced without the express written consent of either the GVR, the FVREB or the CADREB.