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How to Clean Year Old Carpet Stains

Posted by on May 15, 2015

Have a stain that you tried to clean previously and it just didn’t fully go away? Did you buy a new home this spring and the previous owners left behind a few spots on the flooring? Maybe you are rearranging the furniture only to find some stains that have been covered up underneath. Whatever the reason we have a spot treatment to try on those year old stains.

You Will Need:How to Clean Year Old Carpet Stains

  • Baking Soda
  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Spray Bottle
  • Soft Bristle Brush
  • Vacuum

Helpful Tips: Before you begin any spot treatments test the cleaning solution on an unseen area of the carpet like in a closet or corner. Do not vigorously rub out a stain you can ruin the carpet fibers. Don’t soak the carpet in cleaning solution and make sure the area does not stay damp for a long period of time by helping the drying process.

First mix a solution of equal parts vinegar and water in a clean spray bottle.

Next cover the stain with a sprinkling of baking soda.

Spray the layer of baking soda with the vinegar and water solution remembering not to saturate the carpet. Let this stand for several hours to overnight.

Take a soft bristle brush, if it is a small stain an old toothbrush will work well, and gently scrub the baking soda solution loose from the carpet fibers.

Lastly vacuum the baking soda out of the carpet and the stain should be gone.

If there is still some residue hanging on for dear life to your carpet fibers you can repeat the process again to lift the rest of the stain.

If you have tried this process two or three times and the stain is still holding on it is time to call a professional carpet cleaner with stain removal services.

All Kleen has a team of experienced carpet professionals ready to tackle your toughest stains and get your carpets their cleanest clean. Make an appointment online with All Kleen right now!

 

 

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