How to Clean Carpet Stains – Expert Cleaning Advice

Remove stains from the carpet with our step-by-step guide.

We’ve asked our professional carpet cleaners for their best tips to remove stains and spots from your carpet.  Whether it’s from coffee, red wine, or mud tracked in on your shoes, we’ve got you covered.

Whilst regular vacuuming will keep your carpet looking fresh and clean for some time, tough stains are a troublesome thing that even the best vacuum can’t remove. In this case, there are products or professional carpet cleaning businesses to make your rug look brand-new and clean again.

Follow these 5 steps to remove most carpet stains:

  1. Get yourself two suitable containers.  Fill one with cold water and the other with a mixture of 1/4 teaspoon mild dishwashing liquid and 1 cup of warm water.
  2. Add the detergent solution to a absorbent cloth and apply it to the spot. Blot it as soon as possible with a clean section of fabric after the mark has disappeared.
  3. Use a clean, wet towel to remove the detergent solution from the carpet and then blot it dry with another clean, damp towel.
  4. Stack up a pile of paper towels onto the spill, and weigh it down with a heavy pot. Leave it overnight, the towels will soak up any remaining stain that has seeped deep into the carpet.
  5. If the stain remains, this means there is little more that you can do at home. A cost-effective and reliable solution is to search locally for a company that offers carpet cleaning services. In Dublin, Kildare, Meath and Wicklow, EverClean is one of top-rated deep cleaning companies.

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How to Remove Red Wine Stains From your Carpet

How to Remove Red Wine Stains From your Carpet
Red Wine Stains on Carpet

When staining occurs, act quickly. Apply water to a white cloth, clean the area and remove as much of the wine as possible.

This will help prevent the stain from setting into your rug by removing as much of the color discharge as possible.  By acting fast, you can remove most of the wine before it works its way between the fibers where normal cleaning products are less effective.

If you’re able, the most effective method is to use a Wine Stain Remover. Add Wine Stain Remover over the stained area and let it settle for 4-5 minutes. Then, blot the stain using a cloth until it is completely clean.

How to Remove Coffee Stains From Your Carpet

How to Remove Coffee Stains From Your Carpet
Coffee Stains on Carpet

Blot a newly-formed coffee spill on your carpet with a clean towel. Then, if necessary, continue to blot with warm water to remove any remaining stain.

If your coffee has already dried, follow these 4 DIY steps to remove the stain:

How to Remove Old Coffee Stains from your Carpet

  1. Dampen the spill with warm water to remove the dried coffee. Using a clean white cloth, blot the area starting at the edges of the stain then moving inward.  This will prevent the color from bleeding into the surrounding clean fibers. Damp and blot the area until no more coffee is visible on your towel.
  2. In a mixing vessel, combine and stir 1 tablespoon of liquid dish soap, 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, and 2 cups of warm water. 
  3. Using a clean cloth, blot the edges of the stain and move inward. Then, blot the stain with a dry towel.
  4. Wash the carpet with cool water and allow it to dry.

How often should your carpets be cleaned?

There is no definitive answer to this question.  The frequency with which carpets need to be cleaned varies with the individual and their circumstances.

However, as a rule of thumb, cleaning your carpets every six months will do the job.  This will keep your carpets clean and safe for your children and pets.

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Removing stains from the carpet might be enough with some of these do-it-yourself procedures, but for particularly stubborn or older coffee or wine spills, you’ll need the assistance of professional carpet cleaners.

To book a carpet cleaning service, please visit our carpet cleaning booking page or call us at 01 503 7011 today for a free estimate!

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