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Iodine / Betadine

Removing these stains immediately is very crucial because Iodine is a dye and can become a real nuisance to remove. Here are a couple methods you can use to remove these types of stains. Because these stains can be tough make sure you follow directions carefully to prevent permanent damage. If you do not feel confident in removing these stains on your own, contact a professional.
For this first method you will need to mix 1 tsp of sodium thiosulfate and ½ cup of warm water. Mix the solution until all the crystals have dissolved. Be very careful when using… read more...

Hi-lighter Markers

Getting to highlighter stains as soon as possible is important, but because of our busy schedule that is not always possible. Getting rid of highlighter stains can be tough but not impossible. It is very important to identify what type of material you are dealing with so that there is no damage to your carpet. If you do not feel very confident in removing these types of stains on your own, it is always best to call a professional. Here I have a couple methods you can use to try and remove any highlighter stains from your carpet.
First, begin… read more...

Hair Dye

When it comes to hair dye stains it is crucial that you do not apply an oxidizing agent such as hydrogen peroxide or a high P.H. enzyme, because it will only intensify them. These are tricky stains so if you do not feel comfortable removing them yourself it is best to call a professional. Here are two methods you can try when it comes to removing hair dye.
Begin by soaking a clean white towel in cold water. Blot the area putting as much pressure as you can to the towel while on the stain. Remember to never rub the… read more...

Gum

Getting a gum stain can be a very disheartening sight and it might make it seem impossible to remove. It can be tricky getting these types of stains out, but it is not impossible. If you ever find yourself in a sticky situation like this here are two methods I have for you to try.
This method is called the ice cube method, which requires you to freeze the gum deposit making it easier to remove. Begin by filling a zip-lock lunch bag with ice cubes, press the bag to remove the air inside it, and then place on top… read more...

Grease

Grease stains are tricky to get out of your carpet, so it is very important to identify what type of material you will be working with. Patience is crucial and make sure to follow directions well. Here are some methods you can try when removing grease stains.
Fist, try and remove as much grease from the carpet by blotting with paper towels. If grease is dry, remove as much as you can with a plastic utensil. Next, sprinkle baking soda generously over the stained area, covering it. Allowing powder to dwell is very crucial for these types of stains, so… read more...

Glue (wood)

There are a variety of wood glue types, like contact cements which bond in less than a minute to polyvinyls which require over an hour to dry. You must take special precaution when removing wood glue from carpet. Because these glues are made of a variety of materials some can be cleaned with soap and water or depending on the severity of the stain and the type of glue you might need to use strong solvents. Here are a couple methods you can use to remove these types of stains from your carpet.
First, heat up a cup of white… read more...

Furniture Stains

The most common types of Furniture stains are caused by wooden or metal furniture such as wooden entertainment centers, sofas, loveseats, and recliners that bleed into your carpet leaving a stain. Rust stains are created because of the varnish metals on your furniture. Furniture stains are cause by tannin color leaching from wood, dye from furniture finish, or rust from metal leg supports. You may not always have success removing dye caused by furniture finish, but will be able to remove the stains caused by tannin color or rust stains. Here are a couple methods you can use depending on… read more...

Fingerprint Dust

With a struggling economy and unemployment being really high, come high crime rates in burglary. If someone broke into your home or vehicle law enforcement must use fingerprint powder in order to try and collect evidence. The powder may contain rosin, black ferric oxide and lampblack. Some may also contain inorganic chemicals such as cadmium, copper, lead, titanium, mercury, silicon, and bismuth. Even though the law enforcement officers have honorable intentions, they will try to advise you to vacuum up the dust using your home vacuum cleaner. They are not professional carpet cleaners so do not take their advice for… read more...

Fingernail Polish

I love doing my nails often and sometimes accidents can happen and nail polish can spill on your carpet. The best course of action is to act fast and trying to remove the stain before it dries. Sometimes you cannot get to the stain until it has already dried, so you may have to try more than one method to completely remove the nail polish stain. Remember to first test chemicals in an inconspicuous area to avoid damage to your carpet.
One method requires using a dull knife to scrape up the liquid or dry polish from the carpet and… read more...

Filtration Soil

Filtration Soil stains arise over a period of time and are caused by air passing through your carpet attempting to go through the edge of the carpet pile. Filtration soil stains have an electrical charge that firmly bonds them to the fibers. These soil particles are so fine they penetrate deep into the carpet making them difficult to remove. If you have dark stain lines around the HVAC, under doors, or around baseboards this is what you can do.
(Always remember to test the solvent in an inconspicuous area)
First, before you begin the cleaning process it is best to… read more...

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