Carpet Cleaning: Quick Ways to Avoid Stains

No matter how careful you are, even if you’re Annapolis, MD’s cleanest commercial business, the spills will always happen. Food, bikes, drinks, and even other unexpected happenings can contribute to a carpet cleaning nightmare. Depending on how quickly you act, you have the opportunity to prevent those stains and marks from being permanent.

Grease and Oil Marks
Gently rub in talcum powder, cornmeal or cornstarch. Let it set and then brush or sponge blot the powder away. Vacuum afterwards.

Mustard Spots
Soak stained area with diluted ammonia (1 tablespoon ammonia, 1 cup of water). Then dry with a hair dryer.

Red Wine
Use club soda to flush the wine from carpet fibers.

Blood Spots
Flush with cold water. Avoid hot water, as heat will set the bloodstain.
Soft Drinks
Blot the area with a vinegar solution (1 part vinegar, 2 parts water). Then blot with a detergent solution (1 teaspoon detergent and 1 quart water).

Freeze the gum with ice and use a dull knife to remove.

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Put a brown paper bag over the dried wax and run a hot iron over it. The bag will absorb the hot wax.

Latex Paint
Soak with dish detergent diluted with 20 parts water. Agitate the area, blot, rinse and blot again.

Ball Point Ink
Use hair spray and be sure to rinse the entire area well with water when finished.