Effective Methods for Removing Old Carpet Stains

Effective Methods for Removing Old Carpet Stains

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Old carpet stains can make a beautiful home look less than perfect. Your guests will assume you’re either too lazy to deal with the problem, or clueless on how to make the problem go away. But don’t worry! There are a few different ways to make old carpet stains go away. Here are a few suggestions

Professional Steamer

If you are in doubt, hire a pro! Professional steamer companies have the know- how and the tools to get your carpet back to its original shine. They will also be able to offer helpful suggestions on how to prevent or deal with stains in the future. The steaming companies have never met a stain they couldn’t handle and if you find yourself helpless, you may want to pick up the phone and give Chem-Dry a call.

Store Bought Products

For stains that linger on your home carpet, you may want to invest in some supermarket carpet cleaner. They make all kinds of products that can be used to get rid of those pesky stains. Each product is uniquely tailored for specific stains. Pet problems? Try a stain remover specifically tailored for pets, if it’s something like red wine, try a bottle of stain remover that soaks into the carpet and gets it clean from the inside.

Don’t Rub

When it comes to stain removal, don’t rub or wipe the problem away. You want to make sure you dab the stain repeatedly. Simple dabbing will be more effective than vigorously rubbing the stain. Rubbing can cause the stain to actually soak deeper into the carpet and you’ll be creating more work for yourself. By dabbing, you will gently lift the stain rather than push it further into the carpet fibers.

Club Soda

It’s a remedy that has been passed down for generations but continues to work. If you have tough carpet stains that just won’t go away, try pouring a little club soda onto the stains and letting it sit. After it settles, start dabbing. Repeat this and you will undoubtedly see the stain slowly lift off the carpet. It’s a simple remedy that can work wonders for your home and won’t cost you an arm and a leg.

Carpet Replacement

As a last resort, you may want to consider replacing a portion of the carpet that is stained. If you’ve tried everything else and the stain persists, you can always call a professional carpet company to come take a look. They can cut out the portion of affected carpet and replace it with identical or close to the identical carpet. While this could get costly, it is a sure-fire way to get your carpet looking fresh again.

These are just a few of the options available to you when dealing with tough carpet stains. Your friendly Chem Dry representative would be happy to answer any questions you may have and can help shed some light on the options available to you when you finally decide to deal with those carpet stains once and for all!

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