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Remove Stubborn Carpet Stains at Home

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For many homeowners, carpet stains can very well mean the end of the world. From grease marks to wine spills, removing stubborn stains can take up a lot of your time and energy. If you want the best results, I highly recommend that you call a professional to get the job done, but if you’re looking for a quick fix to minimize the damage, then you can do wonders with the help of a few essentials.

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Here are a few tips on how you can remove stubborn carpet stains with the help of some common household products you can easily find around your home.

But first, some important reminders. When removing a stain, make sure to blot the area outside in to loosen up the stain mark. Rinse the area with clean water and blot again. You should never resort to scrubbing the carpet or else you risk ruining the fibers or letting the stain go through the carpet pad.

Oil and Grease

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To remove oil and grease stains from synthetic rugs, apply a bit of solvent on a piece of clean cloth. Press the cloth on the stain for a couple of seconds and dab it repeatedly. This will loosen up the oil and grease from the fibers. Rinse the spot with another piece of cloth that you soaked in lukewarm water. Wait until the carpet dries and check if the stain got lighter.

Repeat the process until you’ve removed the stain completely.
To remove oil and grease stains from natural fiber rugs, apply a bit of solvent in a piece of clean cloth and start blotting. Spray the area with a mild detergent solution and blot with a dry piece of cloth. Once the stain has lightened, spray the stain with a bit of lukewarm water to rinse. Blot the area until barely damp. Wait until the carpet dries completely. Repeat the process until the stains are completely gone.

Food and Drink

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To remove food and drink stains from synthetic rugs, dab the area with a piece of clean cloth that you soaked in a mild detergent solution. Dab the area repeatedly and let the detergent soak the spot for about 15 minutes. This gives the detergent enough time to break down the stain. Take another piece of cloth and use it to soak up any excess liquid. Dab the area with a piece of cloth that you soaked in a vinegar solution and wait for another 15 minutes. This will help remove dirt and residual detergent from the carpet. Once you’re happy with the results, you can rinse the area with a piece of cloth that you soaked in lukewarm water. Wait until the carpet dries completely and repeat the process until stains have been removed completely.

To remove food and drink stains from natural fiber rugs, spray the area with a mild detergent solution and blot dry with a piece of clean cloth. Next, spray the area with an ammonia solution and blot dry with a piece of clean cloth. Spray the area with a vinegar solution and blot dry with a piece of clean cloth. Wait until carpets are completely dried and check if the stain has lightened. Repeat the process until the stain has been removed completely.

Dirt and Mud

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To remove dirt and mud stains from synthetic rugs, vacuum the rug to remove as much dry dirt as possible. Take a clean piece of cloth and dip into a mild detergent solution. Dab the piece of cloth repeatedly on the affected area and press the cloth on to the stain for a minute. Allow the detergent to soak in for 15 minutes before soaking up the excess liquid with a dry piece of clean cloth. Rinse the area with a piece of cloth that you soaked in lukewarm water. Dab repeatedly until the stain is gone completely.

To remove dirt and mud stains from natural fiber rugs, vacuum the area to remove dry dirt. Spray the affected area with a mild detergent and blot the area with a piece of clean cloth. Spray the affected area with a vinegar solution and again, blot the stain with cloth. If there are still visible marks of the stain, respray the area with a mild detergent and blot with dry cloth. Rinse the area with lukewarm water. Blot until carpet is barely damp. Wait for it to dry and repeat if there are still stains.


In my personal experience, these tips are quite amazing for removing superficial stains quick. Even with the hard work, the results can be very impressive. But at the end of the day, nothing beats a professional’s touch. There are several businesses that offers Carpet Cleaning Service Gold Coast, Brisbane, Adelaide, etc so if you need to get in touch with someone who knows carpets, and knows them well, be sure to give them a call!


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