Carpet Spot & Stain Removal Guide

Keeping your carpets flawless is difficult, especially if you have pets or children that live in your home. Inevitably, spills and spots are going to happen over the course of time. At Chem-Dry Larsons we know how to treat every kind of spot under the sun, but know that there are instances where you will want to care for small spots on your own. We would like to share a carpet spot removal guide to help you keep those carpets free from unsightly spots.

Removing Dirt & Mud Carpet Stains

When removing mud from your carpet, you will have the most success when you allow the mud to dry before removing the stain. This is one of the only stains that you will benefit from waiting to clean it up rather than working to clean it right away. Vacuum excess mud before treating the stain with soapy water, and hydrogen peroxide if needed.

Blood & Wine Carpet Stain Removal

Blood and wine stains are difficult to remove. Using 3% hydrogen peroxide to remove the spot will bleach out the stain without harming the fibers of your carpet. If you are having a difficult time removing it still, apply the hydrogen peroxide and let it stand for an hour before rinsing.

How to Get Oil & Grease Based Stains Out of Carpet

There are a couple of ways to treat oil based stains on your carpets. You can use rubbing alcohol to effectively remove the stain. Another option is a dry cleaner. This will soak up all the oil in the stain and make it easier to get rid of it.

How to Remove Old Chewing Gum from Carpet

The best way to remove chewing gum is to freeze the gum that is stuck to the carpet. Once it is frozen, you will be able to gently scrape it off the fibers with a dull knife like a butter knife. You can also buy a spray to freeze the gum, making it easy to remove from the fibers.

Never Scrub Spots & Stains on Carpet

When cleaning spots and stains from your carpet, the biggest tip that Chem-Dry Larsons can offer you is, never scrub a spot or stain. This is usually everyone’s first reaction when cleaning, but when it comes to carpet, this isn’t a step in the right direction. When removing spots and stains from carpet, always blot, never scrub. Scrubbing pushes the stain deeper into the fibers and damages the fibers as well.

Carpet Spot & Stain Removal Guide in Washington Terrace, Ogden, Salt Lake City, Bountiful & Layton Utah

At Chem-Dry Larsons, we pride ourselves in our trained and knowledgeable technicians. There isn’t a spot or stain on your carpet that we can’t remove. We know that there are several carpet cleaning options for you to choose from, but you won’t find customer service like you will at Chem-Dry Larsons. Next time you have a spot or stain that you can’t get rid of no matter how hard you try, Chem-Dry Larsons can help. Call us today!