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Carpets and Rugs: This Is How to Get Rid of Stains

If you have stained carpets and rugs, there are a few steps you should take. This guide will teach you how to get rid of stains correctly.

Stained carpets or rugs seem so much like stained glass: they stain their medium and color up the room. That said, stained glass often depicts some image, or at least looks aesthetically pleasing. Stained carpets or rugs stick out like a sore thumb with the potential to attract pests, based on whatever actually has stained them.

Naturally, most people dislike them, so they either cover stains with something else or take the time and energy to clean or remove stains.

Unfortunately, we remain unqualified to solicit interior decorating advice, but read on and learn how to get rid of stains!

The Types of Stains

We have two main types of stains: water-soluble and non-water soluble. Basically, water-soluble means water can dissolve something, something can dissolve in water. Non-water soluble or insoluble means the opposite: something fails to dissolve in water. 

As such, water-soluble stains usually prove easier to remove. They include stains from entities like:

  • Latex
  • Washable ink
  • Mud
  • Berries

Conversely, non-water soluble stains prove much harder to remove. These incorporate stains from things like:

  • Blood
  • Chocolate
  • Mayo
  • Coffee 

We generally advise others to clean stains ASAP since fresher means quicker (and simpler) to manage.

How to Get Rid of Stains 101

When in doubt, use water. 

Knowing what has stained our carpets or rugs simplifies the process to remove them tenfold since it eliminates trial and error.

But, sometimes, we come home to busy families who quickly forget what they’ve spilled, or maybe we’ve moved into a new house with a mystery stain(s). 

Either way, we first should rehydrate or rewet the stain(s) with some water and dish soap. This method works on wool and only requires a few drops on a towel. Dip it in water and gently dab the stain, let it sit, then blot. 

Still stained?

Next, we can try the above method with some vinegar. We typically use this for more stubborn water-soluble substances like dye.

Still stained?

We’ve probably got a non-water-soluble stain(s) on our hands like something greasy.

Time to dish out the baking soda with white vinegar (and water). We should distribute baking soda onto the stain(s), then spray our white vinegar and water on it. 

Still stained after all of these carpet and rug cleaning tips?

We may need to call in the professionals like the people here: www.bosscarpetcleaning.com

Thus, many different options on how to remove stains exist, available personally and professionally.

Cleaning a Rug Overall

All in all, we must consider various factors when we decide how to get rid of stains. These allow us to budget our time, energy, and money effectively. 

Stain removal knowledge remains integral to a clean home, what with so many substances that can dirty our rugs and carpets. 

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