For your carpet to look good and inviting, you need to make sure that it’s clean and that it’s free of stains. For most things, you can easily vacuum out dirt or mud, and for some more stubborn stains, there is always the option of getting some store-bought product to help get it out. However, there are some things that when they get into your carpet, they are a nightmare to remove.  It’s always good to have cleaning hacks.

Here is a look at the top three things you should do whatever you can to avoid getting on your carpet as they are going to stain it and make it really hard to remove without getting a professional carpet cleaning service in. 

Blood Stains 

Blood is a really tough stain to get out of carpets, due to how it seems to stick tightly to the lower fibres of the rug. Thankfully, however, blood isn’t a very common thing that can easily be spilled onto a carpet, and only really happens if there’s been an accident or incident of some kind. This means that as long as you keep yourself safe, the risk of bloodstains on the carpet is low. 

However, if you do somehow get blood on the carpet, it’s important that you tend to the injury that caused the blood spill first to ensure that everyone is safe. This can mean that the blood has more time to dry in the carpet, making it tougher to get out. To remove it, use a mixture of enzyme laundry cleaner and water to scrub it out, but at this point it may be easier and more reliable to get in Carpet Cleaning London to sort the issue out professionally. 

Wine 

Wine spills are far more common occurrences, and they can actually be more damaging, depending on the type. Red wine can cause a huge, bright, and hard to remove stain, making it the nemesis of white carpets. Furthermore, the acid in wine can actually begin to damage the material used to make the carpet, meaning that there can be long term effects if the spill isn’t dealt with right away. 

The best method of cleaning a wine spill is to blot the stain with a cloth and to pour soda water over it to thin it down. It’s vital that you don’t rub the stain, as this will press it into the carpet and make it even tougher to remove. If the dabbing technique option doesn’t work, your next option is to douse it with baking soda and to scrub it, and if that fails, you need to turn to professional cleaning services for help. 

Nail Polish on the carpet

Nail polish is potentially one of the worst things that can be spilled on a carpet because it is near impossible to remove. This is because even if you manage to remove the coloured stain, it’s still going to make the area of the spill glossy and sticky and notably worse than the rest of the carpet. 

That’s why it’s vital to never paint your nails over a carpet, and instead do it over tiled floors, as this way it’s a lot easier to clean up. Your only option to deal with a nail polish spill is to get in contact with a professional cleaning service. 

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3 Comments
  • Shahzad Khan
    Friday, December 11, 2020

    Thank you for this great advice

  • Amelia Avossa
    Saturday, December 12, 2020

    I agree! Red wine is the worst, Thanks for the cleaning hacks!

  • Darryl Swenson
    Thursday, January 7, 2021

    Prevention is the best action! Thanks for the tips to keep my carpets clean.