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How to clean different types of carpets

The end result of stain removal and the overall condition of a carpet/rug strongly depends on the method used for cleaning. There are 2 main cleaning methods - dry cleaning and hot water extraction. Each one of them has its pros and cons. While HWE is more efficient, because of the cleaning power of the water, dry cleaning is more gentle and can be used for delicate fibres.
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get a red wine stain out of carpet if it has been there for a week?

I have used Oxy Clean successfully in the past on red wine, ketchup, mustard, and blood. Before using it, test a little on an area that is hidden, to make sure it does not discolor your rug, especially if it is in a central obvious location. If it diesolors a little, dilute it more and try again before using it in the spot area. Pour hot water over it in a bucket and go from there, using a cloth on sensitive, older rugs or a brush on newer, tougher ones. Also, make sure it does not cause colors to run! I have used it on rag rugs, carpet, oriental rugs and lots of clothing. There are decent instructions on the containers. Good luck.

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1. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent with two cups of warm water.
2. Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with the detergent solution.
3. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
4. If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of ammonia (Caution: Never mix chlorine bleach and ammonia - the resulting fumes are hazardous) with 1/2 cup of water.
5. Sponge the stain with the ammonia solution.
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It depends on what the spots. They may actually be stains. Spots will come out if you use the correct cleaning process and cleaners but stains are permanent unless bleached or dyed. If you are not sure it may be less expensive to call a professional carpet cleaner that knows what they are doing (not all of them do)

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