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Carpet stains can happen at any time, during any season, and from a number of sources. Between foot traffic tracking in dirt to pet accidents, food and beverage spills, and more, your carpet faces many threats. When a spot does occur, it helps to know exactly how to respond. For this reason, FloodSERV is sharing some of the most helpful DIY stain removal tips for carpet.

How To Remove Carpet Stains

Even despite your best efforts, stains are inevitable. Your first thoughts may be to go grab a random cleaning product from your stash beneath the kitchen sink. However, this can have disastrous outcomes. Use these DIY stain removal tips to quickly lift out soiling and blemishes.

1. Remove Excess 

First, you’ll want to scarpe or blot up as much of the stain as possible depending on its source. Use a white paper towel or white washable towel to blot things up. You’ll want to get the area relatively dry and remove as much of the carpet contaminant as possible.

2. Apply Cleaning Products

Apply a small amount of a specified carpet cleaning solution to the stain. If you are unsure of what to use, your trusted carpet cleaning company, FloodSERV can provide effective recommendations. Blot up the product between applications until the spot is gone. Once lifted, apply a small amount of warm water to remove the residue from the cleaning product. 

3. Keep Blotting

With the stain gone, you’ll want to continue blotting to remove the moisture. Place a white, absorbent ​towel over the area with a weight on top of it. This will help wick the moisture up through the towel. Leave the towel in place for a few hours.

Call FloodSERV for Your Toughest Stains

Accidents happen, and sometimes you may not be able to remove the stain yourself. In these instances, call FloodSERV immediately for help. Our carpet cleaning experts are able to remove spots, stains, and odors that DIY measures and other carpet cleaning companies cannot.

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