Three tips for removing stains from carpet

Three tips for removing stains from carpet

You love your new carpet and wonder if you can keep it looking great for many years. After all, the most careful homeowner?even one without kids or pets?is susceptible to a spill now and then.

The trick is to treat it right away. Then, get rid of it before it has a chance to become a set-in stain.

Red wine or coffee spills might sound intimidating, but the proper technique and cleaning solutions can remove even the most stubborn spot.?

Blot, don?t rub

Use a paper towel or a clean white cloth to absorb any excess liquid from your carpet in Fargo, ND. Make sure you use white, as the dye can bleed into the rug's dye lots.

Use a manufacturer-approved stain remover

After the initial blotting, spray with a stain remover. Follow the manufacturer's application instructions; you can find them on your warranty or company website.

Alternatively, make your own. Add one tsp mild dishwashing liquid and 1/4 tsp white vinegar to one quart of warm water.?

Apply the mixture to stain and let sit for 10 minutes. Don't over-wet the stain, as that damages the backing.?

If you have questions, check with our carpet store staff before proceeding.??

Blot again

Use a paper towel or a clean white cloth to blot from the outside. It's important to blot this way so the stain won't spread.

Use cold water and dry immediately. Some even cover it with a paper towel and anchor it with a weighted object to absorb it.

Visit us for your carpet needs

Walking into the Carpet World Fargo showroom, you'll see a large inventory, affordable prices, and superior services. We'll help you find?and maintain?the right carpet for your decor.

Visit us in Fargo, ND, especially if you live or work in Fargo, Moorhead, and The Red River Valley of ND or Lakes Country, MN. We carry brands like Karastan, Masland, Mohawk, and more.