Why is it that the things we try the hardest to keep from our floors—like juice, children’s artwork, or pet accidents—always seem to find their way onto the carpet? 


If you face the challenge of how to completely get rid of these tough stains, the Chem-Dry can help with these tips for carpet cleaning in Blue Springs, Missouri.


Treating Water-Soluble Carpet Stains 


This includes substances like berries, beverages, latex paint, mud, washable ink, blood, chocolate, or vomit. Try making a simple cleaning solution using ¼ teaspoon white vinegar mixed with 32 ounces of water or 1 tablespoon ammonia in 1 cup of water. However, if you have a wool-blend carpet, use mild detergent and warm water to treat the stain instead. 


Treating Wax And Oily Carpet Stains 


For things like candle wax of gum on your carpet, place an ice cube on top of the substance to freeze it. Next, pick out the pieces using a blunt knife. It may also work to place a paper towel over the stained area, then iron the spot on a low setting so the stain sticks to the towel.


For glue spots, dip a soft towel in rubbing alcohol and gently dab the stain away. Also, for nail polish stains, you can try this same method using nail polish remover instead. 


Treating Pet Urine Odors On Carpet 


First, pick up or absorb as much of the stain as you can using a soft towel. Next, use either a homemade cleaning solution listed above or a store-bought pet stain remover on your carpet. Be sure to rinse the area well then blot and vacuum dry afterwards. 


Keep in mind that while this method is generally effective at getting rid of surface stains, an annual pet urine odor removal treatment will need to be scheduled each year to break down poten odor crystals and bacteria left behind. 


Carpet Cleaning In Overland Park, Kansas 


Even if you do your best to stay on top of carpet stains, it’s still important to schedule a professional carpet cleaning treatment each year. This ensures that deep stains, odors, allergens, bacteria, and residue are removed completely from your floors. Plus, McGeorge Brothers Chem-Dry dry can help your floors repel stains by applying our specially formulated carpet stain protectant as part of our service. 


Request an appointment for Chem-Dry carpet cleaning in Overland Park, Kansas today!