Three Practical Guidelines on Handling Household Stains on Your Carpet


Residential carpets are resilient and durable. Under ideal circumstances, they will have an extended lifespan after installation in your home. Unfortunately, stains can reduce the projected life of service significantly. In simple terms, stains will not cause functional damage, but they will compromise the aesthetics of the rug. As a result, you will need to replace the covering prematurely to restore the appeal of your interior space. If you would like to avoid the inconvenience and replacement expenses associated with carpet staining, consider these practical tips on handling household stains.

Cleaning the Spills

One of the common causes of permanent carpet damage is poor handling of spills. Some liquids which spill on the carpet are not aggressive or prominently coloured. Therefore, they are ignored because there is no significant change in carpet appearance. Over time, the liquid settles into the rug pile, changing the fabric shade. Also, the moist or sticky stain will attract more dirt. You should avoid this problem by acting immediately when a liquid is spilt. Ideally, you should blot out the stain using a clean towel. You should not rub because this could encourage the spill to settle in faster. When the obvious mess is reduced, you should spray some soapy water and keep blotting. Rinse the spot and repeat as necessary.

Using Commercial Solutions

If your carpet has stubborn and old stains, they are unlikely to come off after some light blotting and rinsing. Therefore, you should think about purchasing a commercial cleaner for your stain removal applications. In general, most stores have excellent product which can help you prevent the deterioration of the carpet. However, your choices can be detrimental. When looking for a suitable cleaner, you should only consider products which are recommended for your fabric carpet. Also, it is advisable to choose cleaning agents which are intended for the removal of the specific stain on your carpet. As an extra precaution, you should always test the cleaner on an inconspicuous spot before starting on the stain.

Consulting the Professionals

If you cannot handle a stain, you should not ignore it and assume that it will fade over time. This poor approach will result in the continued deterioration of your carpet. Therefore, when you notice a stubborn stain or tricky spill, you should consult carpet cleaning professionals. The experts have access to specialised equipment such as steam cleaners and powerful detergents which are not in general shops. A single thorough wash will help restore the carpet to its former glory.


28 November 2017

Cleaning Carpets and Upholstery

Hello! Welcome to my cleaning blog. My name is Darren. I am currently living in New South Wales with my wife and our two wonderful children. My wife and I are pretty sharp when it comes to housework. Despite the fact we both have full-time jobs, we still find the time to keep the house in decent shape. However, one thing we do struggle with is keeping the carpets and upholstery clean in our home. Thankfully, we found a great cleaning service who now visit us once a month to give the place a deep clean. They have also given us some great cleaning tips.