411homerepair.com

Rug Stain Removal

by Guest on Feb 14, 2010

You don’t have any idea how that colorless & lifeless spot occurred on your carpet. Well, the first you should do is analyze and clean it. Basically, there are three stages for a substance to become a stain. One is when something is dropped and a carpet soaks the liquid immediately. At this point in time, the stain is fresh and you need to react quickly. Simply pour the best cleaning solution you have and blot it using a white towel. Be careful not to rub the stain, as it could further damage the rug.

The next stage starts when already the stain has made space for itself on your rug. It has become a prominent spot that completely ruins the brilliant looks and becomes an eyesore. At this stage, the stain/ spot is difficult to remove. It is wiser to call for a professional to help. If you have any clue of what could be the cause of the appearance of the spot, then you can also try a home remedy.

Here are some tricks and tips that will help in removing the stain from the rug:

  • As discussed previously, the fresh rug stain should be removed using a soft and absorbent material like a towel.
  • If the stain has become a few days older, then scrape away the stain (solid or semi-solid) using a blunt spatula/spoon. But never use a knife as its sharp edges can remove the pile fiber also.
  • Never ever scrub/brush the stain. These both are hard actions that can adversely affect the fibers and maybe leave a permanent mark on the rug. Hence, it is better to vacuum the stain.
  • In the market, there are good quality spot removal agents available. But before using anything just test it over the unnoticeable part of the carpet. Read the instructions carefully and follow each step that’s there. The simple way to check it is to apply a few drops of the solution and then over it press a clean white towel for not more than 30 seconds. If any color transfer is there or any damage is caused to the rug, don’t use it further.
  • If the cleaning agent works, you are using a home-based remedy, work from inward to outward on the spot. This will prevent the stain from spreading to other parts of the rug. You can carry out this process until and unless the stain is being transferred onto the napkin / white towel you are using. Maybe you would be required to apply the solution quite often.
  • If successfully you have been able to remove the spill, then rinse the affected area with plain water. But do not use too much water as over-wetting can damage the rug. To remove the solution completely, blot dry the area properly and carefully. For proper blotting, you might use any flat or object and keep changing the towel more recurrently as it becomes saturated.

Latest Articles

Considerations for Immediate Roofing Maintenance

One of the best ways to keep your house safe from the weather is to get frequent roof inspections and properly maintain your roof. When your roof...

on Dec 1, 2022

Budget Home Makeover Tips

With the current state of the economy, many of us are tightening our belts and diverting our discretionary income elsewhere. But just because you...

on Oct 26, 2022

Real Estate Investment for the Next Generation

Investing in real estate is something that people have been doing for a long time. Most people invest in a home, so they can stay at the home. This...

on Oct 18, 2022

5 Ways to Update Your Kitchen

You finally did it! You bought your dream house, and you are ready to make the most of it. The only issue is your kitchen situation- the backsplash...

on Oct 15, 2022

6 Safety Tips That Are a Must During Construction

Infrastructure is a vital part of an economy, which is why construction work is integral to any flourishing society. Despite its importance, it is...

on Oct 15, 2022

Sponsored Articles

Actions

More DIY Articles

How to Upgrade Your Garage without Breaking the Bank

In todays modern world, the garage does not have to be an abandoned, messy space that you visit only to get your car or to find certain tools you...

Doors / Garages

Walk In Bathtubs Explained

Walk-in bathtubs are becoming increasingly popular among senior citizens and handicapped individuals because of the independence they can offer....

Kitchen / Bathrooms

Are You a Homeowner? Six Things You Must Know about Plumbing Maintenance

When you own a home, you want to keep it in the best shape possible. Routine maintenance and taking care of small problems before they get big are...

Plumbing / Basements

South Dakota Local Builders Associations

Find a local builder or council, please contact the home builders' association (HBA) in your area.

Builders Associations

What Type of Pool Fence Should You Install?

Drowning is the second highest cause of children’s deaths in the United States right behind car accidents. The question should never be “if” you...

Pools / Hot Tubs / Saunas

Contact Us | Submit Article | 411homerepair © 2022