You know that carpeting can feel wonderful in the bedroom, but you also know that it comes with a hefty price tag and the possibility of spills and stains. It’s also a known fact that the worst that can happen to your carpet are stains! Most of us don’t like to think about what staining can do to carpeting, but the fact remains that if you don’t know about the top three stains and how to treat them, they can permanently mar the surface of your carpet. Unless you can afford to regularly switch out your flooring, it’s important to be realistic and know how to treat stains.
The number one stain that most carpets experience are wine stains. Everyone drinks wine at home, but very few people consider what happens when you’re swirling your lovely glass of wine and watching television at the same time. Wine stains are truly the worst as wine is not only acidic, but it has a deep color that can permanently cause damage to a light surface. The first thing that you can do to minimize the damage is to use a soft cloth to blot the stain and then pour club soda on the surface. If this didn’t help minimize the problem, use baking soda to scrub the stain until it disappears.
*Remember to act quickly the moment you recognize that there’s a stain because waiting too long can cause lasting damage regardless of what cleaning methods you use.
2. Blood stain
The second biggest culprit in causing permanent staining to your carpet is blood. Though you don’t really think about blood stains, they can actually happen when you accidentally cut yourself and the blood may seep into the carpet. Should this happen, you shouldn’t panic, but act quickly by attending your wound first and spooning off most of the blood off the carpet.
Using enzyme laundry detergent and cold water, blot the stain with a cloth for the desired effect.
3. Bleach stain
Perhaps the most unfortunate stain that can make its way onto your carpet is bleach. The fact remains that bleach causes permanent discoloration and can instantly ruin any fabric or carpet in your home. The only thing that you can do in order to minimize damage is to isolate the problem area and using a mix of baking soda and water attempt to blot the stain. Apply the baking soda and water using a toothbrush, and hope that your efforts can neutralize the acid found in bleach. Unfortunately, if this doesn’t work, there’s not much you can do except to cover the stain or replace the problem area.
Now that you know the top three stains that can happen to your carpet, it’s important to stay on top of things and remove them as soon as they occur. The longer you wait, the more damage the stain can cause your carpeting and it’s an unfortunate fact of life, but the area may need to be professionally replaced.