Carpets are some of the hardest to clean parts of a home, period. So much so that some people would rather do without them than face the harrowing thought of scrubbing away with a brush and soapy water than get a carpet, despite carpets looking amazing and providing potentially much needed insulation to the space they’re in.
Fortunately, society isn’t in the 1800s anymore, and there are vacuum cleaners to keep the dust and large particles off the carpet. Furthermore, most people are polite enough to avoid staining things to begin with. But what if the unfortunate happens, and someone spills something harder to clean on your carpet? Fortunately, there’s something for that as well; Carpet Stain Remover.
How to Use Carpet Stain Remover
The step by step guide below will show you how to use a stain remover:
- Clear the affected area of excessive dirt, either manually or with a vacuum. You want to leave just the stain behind for maximum effectiveness. Neglecting this step may lead to more of a mess than otherwise would’ve manifested. You should also remove any other furnishings such as throw pillows and cloth squares as they might not react well to the stain remover.
- Apply the stain remover onto the affected area, making sure to avoid excessive use. Many products will come in a spray bottle for easy application. As always, be sure to follow any instructions on the bottle, including distance from the application surface and contact with skin. Also be sure you’re not breathing in the mist.
- Wait for the Stain remover to take effect. Stain removers will usually require a few minutes to take effect, as it loosens the dirt and grime stains from the fibers of the carpet. It may take more or less time depending on the severity of the stain, but there should be a general estimate on the container.
- Rub the area with a clean, absorbent rag to get rid of the now loose dirt and grime, and then wipe again to get rid of moisture.
And there you have it! A clean carpet, with minimal effort. So, don’t let a fear of stains keep you from doing what the interior decorator inside you desires most!