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DIY Carpet Spot and Stain Removal Techniques

Carpet stains are caused by different things. Some can be removed easily and fast, while others can be very stubborn. In some cases, a simple soap and water cleaning solution is enough to get rid of them, while others may need serious, deep-cleaning from professional carpet cleaning companies.

If you are faced with a carpet stain problem, it is advised that you try to remove it yourself first. That way, you could save money, if it works, and expand your DIY knowledge with a new carpet spot & stain removal DIY technique.

While there are numerous carpet stain removal products in stores, there are also several home remedies for carpet stain removal that you can learn so as to be ready when an accident to your carpet happens. Old carpet stain removal can be quite a challenge, so it is important that you act on any type of stain as soon as possible because it is easier to get rid of them when they are still fresh. Below are some of the most common carpet stains and examples of carpet stain removal DIY methods to get rid of them.

Fruit juice stains

Using a clean, dry cloth, dab the spillage on the carpet to absorb as much of the moisture as possible. If it has dried, pour a small amount of water to lift the stain, and then dab it with a cloth.

Prepare a DIY carpet spot stain removal solution by mixing one cup of water and a teaspoon of liquid detergent soap. Soak a clean, dry cloth in it and dab repeatedly onto the carpet stain. Do this again and again until the stain is lifted. Rinse the area with clean water and let it dry.

Coffee stains

Blot the stain with a paper towel. Prepare the cleaning solution by mixing a cup of water and half a cup of white vinegar. Pour some of the cleaning solution onto the coffee stain to lift it. If the stain remains, prepare another solution by mixing a cup of water and a teaspoon of liquid dishwashing soap. Pour this onto the stained area to lift the stain. Take a clean, dry cloth and blot it onto the stain. Repeat all steps until the stain is gone completely. Rinse with water.

Blood stains

Use a clean, dry cloth to blot the stain and soak up as much of the moisture as possible. Prepare an ammonia solution that is made up of a cup of water and two tablespoons of ammonia. Pour this into a spray bottle and spray onto the blood stain. Dab the treated area with a paper towel to get rid of excess moisture. Prepare a simple soap and cold water mixture and pour that onto the stain. Blot with a paper towel. Repeat all steps until the carpet stain disappears. Rinse area with clean cold water and leave to dry.

CAUTION: Do not apply heat to any blood stain, as that will cause it to congeal and become set in as a permanent stain.