Here at Roger’s Carpet Cleaning, we are one of the longest established carpet cleaners in Exeter. We’ve been in the carpet cleaning business for many years, and work as a father and son team to ensure the carpets, hardwood floors, and upholstery needs of Exeter homes are clean and well maintained.
There are those times when we can’t be there to clean up accidental spills or stains when they happen. That’s why we’d like to give you some tips and tricks to keeping your carpets in shape between visits from Roger’s Carpet Cleaning.
- Blot – don’t scrub. When accidents happen – and they will – be sure that you don’t scrub the stain into the carpet fibers. While this is the first instinct of many to get rid of spills, it can actually cause more harm than the stain itself! Be sure to use a soft cloth, or paper towel. Start on the outside of the stain and work your way in, applying pressure to soak up the spill – this keeps the integrity of the carpet fibers intact, AND removes the stain.
- Remove wine stains with club soda. This is a tried and true process for removing red wine stains from carpet, but it has to be done correctly! Start with the blotting process discussed in step 1. If this doesn’t work, mix one part white vinegar with one part water into a spray bottle. Spray the stain and let the solution sit for 10 to 15 minutes while the solution sets into the stain. Blot the area with a clean sponge, and if the stain isn’t gone completely, repeat the process. Once the stain is removed, press paper towel into the carpet to soak up the water- you can lay a phone book or something heavy to press into the paper towel until the liquid is dry.
- If that doesn’t work – try shaving cream. Shaving cream is actually a great cleaning product and will remove just about any stain from your carpet. Spray the shaving onto the spot and let it sit for about 30 minutes. After you’ve blotted away the shaving cream, rinse the area with a mixture of one part white vinegar and one part water. Remember to always blot the excess solution with a clean paper towel.
- Gum stuck in your carpet? If you have children running around your house, chances are this may happen at one time or another. Instead of cutting out the gum and having a hole in the carpet, you can use an ice cube to freeze away the wad of gum, without any damage to the carpet!
- Grease stains are easily removed with dish soap. If a plate of fried food spills onto your carpet, the easy fix is using regular dish soap to remove the grease stain. One to two drops work perfectly, depending on the size of the stain. Drop the dish soap onto the grease stain and let it sit for a few moments before blotting with a clean paper towel.
These are just a few ways to treat common stains in your carpet while you wait for Roger’s Carpet Cleaning to come in and professionally clean away the stains. Remember, we are the number one carpet cleaner in Exeter, and cannot wait to make you one of satisfied customers.