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Let’s face it—accidents are inevitable. No matter how hard you try, things like paint, juice, and pet stains are sure to find their way onto your carpet at some point. But the good news is, you don’t have to stress with the help of Chem-Dry professional stain removal in Lafayette, Indiana

Here are a few expert tips you can try for various types of carpet stains in your home.

Treating Water-Soluble Carpet Stains 

This category of stains includes things like berries, beverages, latex paint, washable ink, dirt and mud, vomit, chocolate, and blood. Generally, a simple cleaning solution like ¼ teaspoon white vinegar and 32 ounces of water or 1 tablespoon ammonia with 1 cup of water works well. 

Keep in mind that these cleaning solutions can damage wool carpet, so use a mild detergent and warm water to treat these stains instead. 

Treating Wax And Oily Carpet Stains 

For gum or wax on carpet, freeze it by placing an ice cube on top. Next, pick it out using a blunt knife. You may also try placing a paper towel over the stain then ironing over it so the wax and oil lifts and sticks to the towel. 

For glue stains in carpet, wipe it away using rubbing alcohol on a soft towel. For nail polish stains, try a rag dipped in nail polish remover. For each of these methods, it’s always wise to test a small area of your carpet first to ensure the solution doesn’t discolor your carpet fibers. 

Treating Pet Urine And Odors On Carpet 

Always start by absorbing as much of the stain as possible using a soft towel. Next, try either a homemade or store bought pet stain solution over the area. Be sure to rinse away as much of the solution as possible, blot dry, then vacuum up any remaining moisture. 

Also, keep in mind that while this method generally works well on surface stains, a professional Pet Urine Removal Treatment should be scheduled at least once each year to remove trapped odors and bacteria. 

Professional Stain Removal In Lafayette, Indiana 

Even when you do an exceptional job at taking care of surface stains on your carpet, it’s still important to schedule a professional stain removal service each year. 

With help from Chem-Dry, stains and their associated bacteria, allergens, and odors can be eliminated for good. Plus, our specially formulated carpet protectant shields your carpet fibers and helps them to better repel liquid stains in the future. 

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