Carpet Stain Removal Guide

At Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists, we know how hard it is to keep your carpet clean all the time. No matter how vigilant you are, spills are bound to happen. We have compiled a guide to help you get rid of any unwanted stains that happen on your carpet.

Step 1: Remove Excess Spill from Carpet

The most important thing to remember is to act quickly no matter what spill you are working with. The sooner you start working on removing the stain, the less likely it is that you will have permanent damage. You need to remove any excess liquid, food or urine from the carpet immediately upon noticing it. You can use a spoon or butter knife to remove any solids from your carpeting. When removing excess liquid always blot don’t rub to remove.

Step 2: Use Safe Carpet Cleaning Agent

For the remaining spill left on your carpeting, spray with a safe carpet cleaner to remove. Always do a spot check when using a new carpet cleaning solution to ensure it is safe and will not damage your carpeting. Do not over saturate the stain or you could cause damage to the backing. Always follow user instructions found on the back of the cleaning solution. Let carpet cleaner sit on the stain for 10 minutes.

Step 3: Blot Carpet Stain Away

It is important that you never scrub a stain. This is our first reaction when we are cleaning, but it will cause further damage to your carpet when you scrub to remove staining. Using a damp cloth, apply pressure and blot the stain away. Repeat steps 2 & 3 until the stain is gone.

How to Remove Specific Carpet Stains

Blood & Wine Carpet Stains– Club soda is excellent when removing blood and wine stains from carpet. Spritz the spot with club soda and blot away until the stain is gone.

Gum on Carpet– Remove as much of the gum as possible from the carpet. Once you have removed all you can, fill a zip lock bag with ice and allow it to sit on the gum. This will harden the gum and make it easier to remove using a butter knife or spoon. After these steps, if you have gum remaining, using a dry solvent cleaner can assist you in removing the rest.

Pet Urine Carpet Stains & Odors– A big concern with pet urine stains is the smell. For this reason, an enzymatic cleaner found in most pet stores is the best solution to removing pet urine stains.

Fat-Based Carpet Stains– Fat-based stains are difficult to remove because of the oil properties found in them. A dry solvent cleaner is your best bet at getting rid of this type of stain. Always follow the label instructions found on the back of the container.

Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal & More in Warren, Madison Heights, Livonia & Detroit, MI | Tri County Area of Wayne, Macomb & Oakland Counties Michigan

Mr. Madison Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Specialists knows how stubborn some carpet stains are. If you are having a difficult time removing stains and spills on your carpets, we have the tools and the experience to get rid of them for you. Call us today!