It’s always best to clean stains as soon as they happen. But what happens when you miss a stain? Or inherit a carpet with a stain that’s a few years old? If you flip your couch cushions and find a coffee stain a crafty guest hid months ago, is it too late to get it cleaned? The answer is no: Just because a stain has overstayed its welcome for a long time doesn’t mean you have to be stuck with it forever.
We’ve been cleaning stains old and new for years at Dr. Chem-Dry. We know that no matter how old or awful a stain looks, there’s still hope: With the right amount of elbow grease and the proper cleaning solutions you can kiss that ghastly old stain goodbye. Just follow these simple steps. And in case you got a stain that you can’t lick, give us a call and we’d be glad to help you get it out.
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How To Remove An Old Stain On Your Carpet
If you have an ancient stain on your carpet, don’t despair! Resist the impulse to rip that carpet out: It isn’t beyond redemption. There are a few things you can do that should eliminate that old stain.
The first thing you want to do is thoroughly vacuum the carpet. You’re doing this so you can remove any pet hair, dirt or other debris on the carpet that could interfere with the stain removal. You’ll then want to apply a carpet pretreating solution on the stain. If you’re wondering what kind of products you should ask, give us a call. We can make some recommendations that should do the trick.
Make sure the stain is completely saturated. Let the pretreating solution soak into the carpet fibers for up to fifteen minutes. Once it’s been thoroughly soaked and has had time to settle, take a clean absorbent towel and blot the stain. See if the stain will lift up as you blot it. If the stain is being stubborn, use a soft bristled brush to work in another good soaking of the pretreating solution. Wait another fifteen minutes after soaking and then try blotting it again.
You may have to repeat these steps a few times until it has been worked out of the carpet fibers. Once the stain has been removed, shampoo the carpet and rinse the area out with hot water. If after all these steps, the old stain remains, you’ll need to seek professional help. And when it comes to having the expertise and experience to handle these kind of stubborn stains, Dr. Chem-Dry is without peer. We’ve got the skills to make your carpet look as good as new again!
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Got a stain that you can’t get out? Need some help getting your carpet back to looking as good as it should? Give Dr. Chem-Dry a call at 602-243-6379.