There’s no denying that the majority of homes have at least one carpet – it’s a necessity, a part of aesthetics that make the entire home look more lively. Even if you insist that food and drinks should not be brought outside the kitchen, and even if all the members of your family would take off their shoes at the door, one way or another, you’ll have to deal with carpet stains. The good news is, no matter how stained the carpet is, there are still some things that you can do – given that you’re equipped with the right items. Listed below are some of the hardest to remove carpet stains and some ways on how you can get rid of them easily.
Many homes are using candles and wax burners at home, simply because it makes the home smell good. One of the biggest challenges with wax burners is that they spill easily. Have you ever had wax spilled on your carpet, just to try using ice on it and failed miserably? The good thing though, is that there is an easy way to get rid of it. All you need is an iron and some paper towels. Granted, this isn’t as effective as the job our professional carpet cleaners will do, but it is pretty great if you only want a few spots cleaned up and not the whole carpet. First off, heat and melt the wax, then lay your paper towels over the affected area. Then run back and forth until you start seeing the wax being transferred to your paper towel. Do this until everything’s transferred – and voila! Your carpet will look as good as new.
Getting rust onto your carpet seems like a closed case – there’s nothing else you can do about. This is where you’re wrong. A little bit of dish detergent and some scrub brush usually do the trick. If it doesn’t, try adding using lemon juice and some salt. Who knew that rust isn’t that big of a problem anymore?
Wine Or Red-Colored Juice
If it’s newly spilled, try and remove as much as you can with paper towels, then clean the rest with some lemon juice or dish liquid. This method only works for fresh stains. If it has been there for quite some time, you’ll be needing a spray bottle, some ammonia, and water. Mix equal parts of water and ammonia and put it in a spray bottle and spritz some on the stain. Let it sit for about ten minutes. Get a white towel and place it on top of the stain, with a steam iron also sitting on top of the towel. You’ll notice that the stain will then sit on your towel. When doing this method, be sure not to let the steam iron sit on one area to reduce the risk of burning or damaging your carpet.