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Carpet Stain Removal: What to Do When Carpets Have Stains?

great clean carpetSpills and accidents are unavoidable but the problem can be solved, sometimes even without the support of a carpet professional cleaner.  If there are spills on your carpet, fast action is important to avoid the formation of stains.  Always get ready to have what you need and the knowledge on what to do.

Although removal of stain can be fundamental, it can save you some of the expensive stain removal products to buy.  Sadly, there is really no guarantee for thorough removal of stains.  Still the services of a skilful cleaner can be counted on for best results.

Here are some types of stains commonly found on carpets.  Learn how to clean them to avoid the unpleasant effects on your carpets:

Black, Brown, or Red Stains

The trick is just very easy.  Removing a spill immediately before it soaks into the carpet is an effective way to deal with blots and stains. If you spill anything on the carpet, wipe it up immediately and saturate it up as soon as possible.  Flush it with clean water and then soak it up using a clean towel.  However, this is not always what you need to do.  If you wipe the spills up right away, it will really remove the stain out.


If carpet is stained with blood then solve the problem using cold water.  Do not use hot water. If blood is dried, scrape it with blunt knife then proceed to vacuuming.  Afterwards, scrub the portion using cold water mixed with mild soap. If needed, use a substance like peroxide to take out the red tint.  Flush with water and soap and then vacuum.

Pet Urine

Pets pee on the carpets where you probably don’t want them to.  Vinegar is good to neutralize the acids in their pee. Use paper towels, white towels, hot water, mild soap, and ¼ ounce of soap to one gallon of clean water.  Dip your brush and then scrub the portion with foamy water.  Blot using towel and do the same procedure until you see that stain is gone.  Put a small amount of vinegar and then vacuum until it has dried up.  If stain didn’t go, allow it to dry and use enzyme.  Enzymes are excellent to use for pet urines.


Paint is a carpet stain that gives you a lot of headaches.  Identify the type of paint.  If this is an automotive paint then a lacquer thinner or solvent paint reducer is good to apply.  These products are fast to get rid of the paint spills.  If it is house paint, just scrape it off using a dull knife.  Do not spread the paint.  Work gradually from outside going in of the paint.

At times, it is provoking to do stain removal on carpets.  That is why professionals cannot be substituted.  The above tips are helpful and can even save you time and money.  But if you think stain is not actually removed from the carpet, contact immediately a professional carpet cleaning company.   They will come and turn your problem much easier.

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  1. Thank you for posting this I have a carpet that is easily stained and everything shows up on it, I thought when we got away from the white carpet in our old house that the beige I chose would be a better fit but it has turned out to be much the same as the white. Thank you for posting this I am looking forward to your next post about such things.

  2. Thank you for the details you added to your article about stain removal because with a house full of day care kids I end up with a lot of stains and they aren’t always the easiest to get out. Thank you so much for the work you have done on this article you had a lot of information in your article that will be very helpful in the future.

  3. I have heard many say that you should not rub stains on carpets, but you should blot the stain instead. I have also heard that baking soda and water or club soda works well for lifting the stain off of the carpet. I imagine that nothing is better than having your carpet professionally cleaned, but if you know a few tricks, it can save your carpet.

    • Great tips on the blogging Megan – your are correct with the blogging rather thatn the rubbing!

  4. I had my share of carpet satins when I had off white and beige carpet so I went to a multi colored or dark colored carpet so that things like that didn’t show. It is a lot cheaper than having a professional come out and clean them or have them replaced. Thank you for posting this I am sure it will help a lot of people out there.

    • You can use an off the shelf cleaning product. The problem will be that you will likely just rub the stain in or make the stain bigger by diluting it, but not removing it.

  5. I have a dog and he makes stains on the floor sometimes and when I go to clean them up it sometimes gets bigger instead of coming up. What am I doing wrong? I am going to take your advice to heart the next time and see what happens. If your blog is still out here I will post how it turns out, thank you for taking the time to post this, great job.

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