Have you been living with old carpet stains that have been around forever? When spills or other stains occur you will want to quickly clean them up. If stains are left untended the stain may never go away. However, depending on what caused the stain, some stains still can be removed. If you have old stains that you have failed to remove, Carpet Care 2000 will share how you can deal with even the oldest stains and reclaim clean stain free carpets.
Treat Carpet Stains Right Away
The longer a spill or contaminate sits inside carpet, the harder it becomes to remove. Stains are easier to prevent if they are cleaned when they first occur. Some stains are, unfortunately, permanent such as bleach stains which strips out the color in the carpet. However you can reduce the effects of bleach if you remove or clean the bleach quickly enough. Most stains that are cause by contaminants such as food, drink, ink and etc. can be removed even though that may have been sitting in the carpet for a long time. To remove old set-in stains you will need baking soda and vinegar in a spray bottle.
How To Remove Old Set In Carpet Stains with Baking Soda & Vinegar
To remove old set-in stains you will want to cover the site or sites with baking soda to form a thin blanket over the stain. With a spray bottle full of white wine vinegar, spray the baking soda thoroughly with the vinegar. After a few hours grab a scrub brush and scrub the baking soda and vinegar to loosen the baking soda that has hardened. Lastly, vacuum up the baking soda to reveal a stain free carpet. For those who may not know why baking soda is sprayed with vinegar help remove even the oldest stains, the idea behind it is simple. Baking soda is a powder that seeps deep inside the fibers of the carpet and goes deep enough to reach the stain particles inside the fiber of the carpet. When the vinegar is applied to the baking soda, a chemical reaction occurs causing the baking soda to bubble and fizz. This loosens and lifts out the contaminates inside the carpet that caused the stain. After a few hours, the fizz and bubbling will stop and the remaining baking soda will harden. The brush breaks up the baking soda along with the contaminates and it gets sucked away.
Carpet Bleach Spots VS Other Related Stains
Stains that are created with a dye such as drinks that used food dyes for coloration can be more difficult to remove. In some cases, faint color of the dye will remain in the carpet. Depending on the type of dye it may not be removed. Often the dye can be removed just enough that it is faint but may never be fully removed. Bleach spots are also impossible to remove. Bleach and other similar chemicals like chlorine actually strips the color out of carpet, which results in a permanent stains. Luckily bleach spots can be recovered with bleach spot repair services where the blemish is dyed to match the rest of the carpet.
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If you have stubborn stains and you can’t seem to remove them, contact Carpet Care 2000. We can help remove some of the most stubborn stains and help restore your home carpets. To schedule one or more of our many services, contact Carpet Care 2000 today.