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How to remove pet stain, ballpen(ink) stain and wine stain on your carpet using household products.

Aug 17, 2007
There are a variety of products available in the market that helps you remove various types of stains. But did you know that stains can be removed even without using expensive chemicals at all? The best solution in minimizing stains or totally remove them is simply by cleaning the spills and dirt the moment they crop up. Moreover, cleaning them will not even require you to leave the comforts of your home just to buy expensive cleaning products. There are ways of cleaning up stains simply by using products readily available in your homes which you use regularly such as detergents, rubbing alcohol, vinegar, lemon juice, et al. It's just a matter or knowing how to use these household products and the procedures to go about cleaning out the stains. Now here are just some tips that will provide you with an excellent, immediate yet economical solutions in handling carpet stains.

For Pet Stain:

Option 1:
Use Ammonia solution: One teaspoon of clear, household type ammonia to a half of a cup of water. This solution can be used in a spray bottle or be applied to the carpet directly. It is important not to wet the carpets backing when apply. After applying solution, use white paper towels to blot. Allow to dry completely.

Option 2:
Use Detergent solution: A detergent solution can be made of hand soap or dish soap. The combination is one quarter of a teaspoon of detergent to one quart of water. Make sure the soap does not contain bleach or lanolin.

1. Blot the stain with white paper towels to remove as much of the solution as possible.
2. Apply detergent solution from a spray bottle.
3. Rub the area.
4. Blot out the stain and detergent.

Option 3:(the best solution)
Often, good old fashioned water can re-hydrate the stain to help with removal. Most of the pet stains can be cleaned up with a use of steam cleaner. Then dry as thoroughly as possible.

For Ink Stain:

1. Isopropyl rubbing alcohol can be purchased at your grocery store or department store.
2. Apply it by pouring some onto a clean, white towel or other cloth. Paper towels can be used as long as they are white.
3. Blot until as much as possible until stain is removed.
4. Be careful. If the stain is small, blot in one direction only so that you do not spread the stain.

For Beers and Wines Stains:

1. Make a solution of one part of white vinegar with one part of water.
2. Apply to the stain using a spray bottle to saturate.
3. Allow the stain to sit about ten to fifteen minutes.
4. Use a sponge to clean in a rubbing motion.
5. Rinse with warm water.
6. Brush the pile back into the natural direction is has.
7. Using layers of white paper towels, place paper towel on top of area, place a book on top of that. Allow to sit like this until it has dried.
About the Author
Rodel Garcia is a housekeeper @ BC Children's and Women's Hospital. Webmaster of this website: Carpet Cleaning Tips & For Carpet Stain Removing.
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