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04/07/2016
It's happened to the best of us – spills, splatters, sprinkles, and dribbles! When it happens to you, remember, don't panic! Just follow these simple instructions to clean your carpet effectively using everyday items from home.

How to Remove a Red Wine Stain from your Carpet

You're entertaining guests when suddenly, all the guests gasp as they turn to look at the floor and the red wine that has sloshed onto your beautiful, brand-new white carpet. What are you going to do? Before you start calculating how much your house resale value has dropped, try this simple solution to remove the red-wine stain from your carpet. You will need the following: Water Baking soda White cloth Red wine carpet stain
  1. Use a white cloth to blot and absorb as much of the red wine stain as you can. Remember that the more you absorb during this stage, the less red wine you will have to remove from your carpet later.
  2. Pour a little bit of cold water onto the wine stain after you've blotted for a few minutes. This will dilute the stain, making blotting easier. Continue blotting until you are able to determine that no more of the stain will come out.
  3. Now comes the fun part – mix a three-to-one ratio of water to baking soda to create a baking-soda paste. Apply it to the affected area. Vacuum the stain after the baking-soda paste has dried. Make sure you don't pour any vinegar on or you'll have a volcano on your carpet! In other words, never mix cleaning products without checking their compatibility first.

How to Remove a Chocolate Stain from your Carpet

Easter, Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine's Day are all causes for celebration and chocolate. Unfortunately, our carpets get the chocolaty end of the stick during these holidays. If you leave chocolate unattended for too long, it always seems to wind up on the carpet, kind of like how dryers tend to eat socks. It's a Murphy's law of home ownership. Luckily for you, we have the solution to your chocolaty carpet woes. You will need the following: A butter knife Cold water Liquid dishwashing detergent Clean cloth Chocolate stain
  1. Being very careful, use a butter knife to scrape off as much chocolate from the carpet as you can.
  2. Pour some cold water directly onto the carpet stain.
  3. Pour a little liquid dishwashing detergent onto a clean cloth.
  4. Use the clean cloth with the liquid dishwashing detergent applied and rub the stain in a circular motion for a few minutes. Let it sit for about 3 – 5 minutes.
  5. Use cold water to rinse the area and the chocolate stain should be no more.
Do you have a carpet stain that just won't come out? At Cleanpro in Fayette County we're here to help you with your carpet cleaning needs. Feel free to contact Cleanpro if you require professional carpet cleaning in Fayette County. Our main office number is (859) 684-0269. Click here for our online contact form.

How to Remove a Grass Stain from your Carpet

Grass stain accidents are more common than one might think. Luckily, it's simple to remove them using common, everyday household items. You will need the following: Mild laundry detergent (liquid or powder) Clean towel Grass stain
  1. As soon as you discover the stain, mix a cup of cold water with a quarter teaspoon of mild laundry detergent. For this particular stain type, cold water is amazingly effective.
  2. After the detergent and water mixture has settled, dip the clean towel into the mixture.
  3. Start off by working your way towards the center of the grass stain, blotting from the outside towards the middle. Do not rub the stain.
  4. Keep checking on the towel to see how much of the grass stain is being transferred from the carpet to the towel.
  5. Keep blotting the stain until the grass stain is no more.

How to Remove Gum from your Carpet

Here's a fun fact. Gum is made of rubber. Well, not rubber from the latex that a rubber tree produces, but synthetic rubber made in a laboratory. The most popular way to remove gum from your carpet is to freeze it, yes, but that doesn't mean that you have to turn your home into an igloo. Luckily you can use bags of ice to get the job done. Here's how you can safely remove gum from your carpet. You will need the following: Zip lock sandwich bag Ice Scraping tool Formula 409 cleaning fluid
  1. Grab a zip lock sandwich sized bag and fill it with ice.
  2. Place the ice bag directly onto the gum stain. Wait 20-30 minutes for the ice to do its magic and make the gum harden.
  3. Using your scraping tool, scrape the frozen gum from the carpet.
  4. Put a little bit of 409 cleaning fluid directly onto the stain and use a clean cloth or towel to soak it back up; the rest of the gum stain should be absorbed while you do this.

If You Require Professional Carpet Cleaning in Fayette County, Call Cleanpro

If you have any troubles removing your carpet stain, remember to contact the friendly folks at Cleanpro for professional carpet cleaning in Fayette County. Our main office number is (859) 684-0269. Click here for our online contact form.

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