We frequently get calls from customers who have spilled or dropped something which has resulted in their carpet being stained or spilled. How best to remove carpet stains depends on their type for instance red wine and pet urine is often easier that lipstick or ink from printer cartridges. Whilst you can nip down to your local supermarket in Torbay or Exeter and purchase an off the shelf stain remover we would urge caution!

Many of these products contain bleach which if applied to a carpet will bleach the colour of the carpet creating its own mark – once bleached we cannot restore a carpet.   If you want to use a shop bought product of any kind make sure you do a carpet patch test somewhere inconspicuous.

There are many other household products that can help you deal with stains. Check out our list below but if you’re not sure how to deal with a stain give us a call and get some free advice first on 0800 018 5550.

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Household products that can help remove carpet stains:

  • Vodka or gin – A dab of vodka works well on most stains.
  • Bi-carbonate of soda – Great for removing or reducing odours such as milk. Sprinkle over your carpet and gently work in. Leave for a day and then vacuum.
  • Soap flakes – With a little water this will gently remove various stains including mud.
  • White vinegar – Handy for removing all kinds of stains and odours. Most things in nature are acidic and it’s gentler to remove marks in the same pH level, therefore it’s often safer to try a little white vinegar first before moving onto something stronger such as…
  • Household ammonia – Great for all kinds of stains where mild alkalinity helps. Always dilute according to the instructions and ALWAYS rinse afterwards.

If you want to have a professional stain remover handy then try our ServiceMaster Clean Fiber Fresh Handi-Spotter a mini version of own professional cleaner and a great asset to any cleaning cupboard. Contact us on 0800 018 5550.

As professional carpet, rug and upholstery cleaners we provide FREE over the phone advice on removing stains. We cannot always guarantee success as previous treatment, type of carpet and type of stain vary. Contact the office on 0800 018 5550 or office@smcdevon.co.uk