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Urine Stains

Urine stains give your carpet an awful mark and a bad odor no matter if it is from a cat, dog, or a person, the longer the stain remains in your carpet the more difficult it becomes to remove. But not to worry by following the directions properly and patience these stains can be removed. Make sure to wear gloved for your safety when mixing solutions.

First, begin by creating a solution of white vinegar and warm water, pour it in a bottle, and then shake well to mix everything together. Next, spray the solution generously to the affected… read more...

Tar (Roofing)

Tar is one of the most difficult stains to remove from carpets, but before you give up and decide to replace your carpet, here are a few methods you can try to tackle this kind of carpet stain. Because it is somewhat difficult to remove this stain, if you do not feel comfortable taking care of this on your own, contact a professional carpet cleaner for any advice. Also, always remember to test any solutions used on your carpet in an inconspicuous area to avoid any damage to your carpet.

Once you have discovered the tar stain begin by… read more...

Tape and texture compound

Removing tape and texture compound from your carpet has to be worked out of the carpet fibers, causing it to be time consuming for some, but it can be done successfully if you follow the directions correctly that are given in these two methods that you can use for such stains.

Begin by applying a small amount of solution to a section of the residue on your carpet. Try and keep your section less than 12 inches. It is a good idea to work in small lengths along the line of the deposit. You must then work the solution… read more...

Silly Putty

Kids love to play with silly putty, and you know for a fact that it is bound to end up on your carpet. Here are a few methods that you can try and use to remove silly putty from your carpet. Remember to always test the solutions in an inconspicuous area first to avoid any damage to your carpet.

First, begin by scraping as much putty away from your carpet as possible using a spoon or dull knife. Once most of the silly putty has been removed you will need to work on the small stain that has been… read more...

Sealant/Caulk (Silicone & Latex)

To block water from falling behind the fixtures in tile or porcelain, you use caulk. To successfully remove the silicone sealant from your carpet you must tend to it immediately after it has been spilled. You want to try and avoid it getting dry, because one it has been dried, the silicone sealant cannot be removed without damage to your carpet. If you are not comfortable with removing the caulk on your own, you can always contact a professional for advice. Also, always make sire to test all of the solutions used in an inconspicuous area to avoid any damage… read more...

Shoe Polish, Lipstick (makeup) and Mascara

Accidents happen all the time, and sometimes these accidents can become permanent if not treated immediately. Fortunately, I have a couple methods you can try if any of these accidents involve any makeup spills on your carpet. The results you get depend on how long the stain has been left unattended or if it was treated prior with no results.

Begin by Pouring non-acetone nail polish remover on a cotton ball or white towel (Do not use colored cloths because they can transfer color to the carpet) and gently rub the stain (Remember to always make your way in… read more...

Rust

Rust stains can are an awful stain to have on your carpet especially if your carpet is a light color. But not to worry, these stains are not permanent and can easily be removed. Just have patience and carefully follow the directions that I have provided here for you with these two methods you can try.

Using a dull knife, scrape away as much of the rust from the carpet as possible. Next, fill a spray bottle with lemon juice. You can use fresh squeezed lemon juice or bottled lemon juice. Generously spray the affected area. Allow the lemon… read more...

Plumbers Putty

When you are getting some plumbing work done at your house, you are going to be using Plumbers Putty. Plumbers Putty is a pliant substance used on PVC pipes and is considered one of the basic plumbers tools. When all the plumbing work is done you notice that you accidently got some of the putty on your carpet. This can be a real hassle if you do not tend to it on time. But not to worry, with a few household items you can easily remove the putty from your carpet by following these steps.

For this first method,… read more...

Proteins: Milk, Egg, and Others

To avoid these types of spills to be soaked into the carpet you must tend to them quickly, which would avoid any unpleasant odor on your carpet. Here are several methods you can try to avoid any permanent damage to your carpet. If you do not feel comfortable removing these stains yourself, you can always contact a professional for any advice. It is important to know with what types of fibers you are dealing with to avoid permanent damage.

Begin by, mixing a digester and apply the solution generously to the affected area. Use a clean towel and gently… read more...

Pipe thread compound

So your husband finally decides it is time to do some house work, and instead of calling a plumber he decides to do the work himself. When he is done, you notice that he got some of that pipe thread sealer on the carpet. He is probably going to try and clean it up himself too, so before he begins make sure that you know what type of fibers you are dealing with to avoid any damage to your carpet. Here are a few methods you can try.

Begin by first removing the excess compound from the carpet. Then,… read more...

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