How to remove stubborn stains from the carpet: tips for different situations

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Life hacks for carpet cleaning

An effective carpet cleaner can be made at home using available ingredients. The main rule of cleaning is to be quick: it is easier to remove a stain before it is absorbed deep into the fibers.

Excess liquid should be blotted with a clean cloth, moving from the outer edge of the stain to the center. Sante Plus experts told us how to get rid of wine, wax, coffee, chocolate, and chewing gum stains on the carpet and how to prepare a universal detergent.

All-purpose cleaner

To make your homemade stain remover, mix 1 teaspoon of dishwashing detergent in 1 liter of warm water.

Then add ¼ teaspoon of white vinegar and gently apply this solution to the stain. Always test the color fastness on an inconspicuous area of the carpet.

Wait for 10 minutes, wipe off the remaining product with a clean sponge, rinse with cold water, and go over with a dry cloth again.

How to remove blood stains

It is better not to use warm water to clean blood stains from carpets, as they can be absorbed more strongly into the fibers. Instead, apply cold water or a soda solution and blot with a clean cloth. Repeat until the stains are gone.

How to remove wax

Rub fresh drops with an ice pack until the wax hardens. Then carefully remove the wax and vacuum the carpet. You can also dampen a white cloth with a little alcohol and wipe the stain.

Recipe for chocolate stains

Use a dull knife to scrape off as much chocolate as possible. If it has already melted like candle wax, place a plastic bag with ice cubes over the stains. Carefully pick up the hardened pieces.

Another recipe: Mix a quarter teaspoon of dishwashing detergent with 1 cup of warm water and apply the solution to the stains with a clean cloth. Do this from the outside to the center. Then leave it on for at least five minutes and blot thoroughly until the stain disappears.

Life hack for coffee or tea stains

To remove coffee or tea stains, mix 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide with 1 tablespoon of soap and water. Leave it on the carpet for a few seconds, rinse with water, and pat dry.

How to get rid of grease stains (oil, butter, sauce, etc.)

Baking soda is an effective way to remove grease stains. This all-purpose cleaner has already proven itself for carpet cleaning. Pour the baking soda directly onto the stains and leave it on for six hours. Vacuum the area and then blot the stain with an alcohol-soaked cloth. You can also use a dry carpet cleaner.

How to get rid of chewing gum

To get rid of chewing gum, use an ice pack. Then remove the gum with a spoon or dull knife and clean the fibers with a dry carpet solvent.

Life hacks for wine or fruit juice stains

Baking soda can help remove stains from red or white wine, grape juice, or other colored beverages. Pour it on the stained areas, wait about an hour, and then blot with a clean microfiber cloth.

By the way, baking soda will also help to renew an old carpet and raise the pile. It is recommended to rub it into the fibers with a stiff brush. The soda should be left for several hours, and preferably overnight. Remove the remaining crystals with a vacuum cleaner and wipe the carpet with warm water and powder.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you about the Turkish way of cleaning carpets.

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