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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.

Feb 10, 2015 | Home

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HOW TO SPOT CLEAN A CARPET I have a "furry family" of a dog and 2 cats who I love dearly. Unfortunately, my carpet has suffered from several "accidents" and "upset tummies". It is a challenge to find an effective cleaner that cleans the stain, reduces the odor in the carpet, and is reasonably priced. In the past, I have tried commercial products that were both expensive and ineffective. I have also used vinegar mixed with water and, although it was effective, it did not achieve the results that I would have liked. So one day, I decided to mix a little scented fabric softener in with the vinegar and water and VOILA what a difference! It removed the stain and left the carpet soft and smelling fresh. It has become my preferred method of dealing with pet stains on the carpet. If you decide to give this a try, be sure to test this solution on an inconspicuous place on your carpet to be sure it does not discolor or lighten it. So far, I have had only good results from its use. To Spot Clean a small area: Fill an empty clean spray bottle with equal parts of water and vinegar. Then add a capful of scented fabric softener to the bottle. Shake it up for 30 seconds. Spray the stained area Let it sit for 2 minutes and then spray a little more on it. Rub the stain with a dry cloth until it disappears. The vinegar odor will fade as it dries and helps to remove the foul smell Let it dry and you will notice a nice fresh smell and your carpet will be soft. Once you vacuum, you will have a hard time telling where the stain was. I have actually used the mixture above in my Bissell Carpet Cleaning machine with good results. It is much less expensive than commercial carpet cleaning solutions. Be sure to read your machine manual or contact the manufacturer to make sure it does not affect its operation. So far my machine is tolerating it well. This is a personal tip that I just wanted to share with others. I hope you find it useful.

Apr 12, 2011 | Vacuums

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What can I use to remove a stain of SOYSAUCE in a carpet?


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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.
6. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.
7. Sponge with cold water and blot dry.

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