If you own carpet, you're aware that stains sometimes seem to just magically appear -- and plague you. You might be spending your days asking yourself, especially if you have children or pets, "How did that get here? What caused that? What do I even do about that?"Sure, you could quickly cover the stain with a rug, but you eventually it will come back to haunt you. It's best to just bite the bullet and remove the stain right when you notice it, if not right after it happens.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to remove everyday stains from your carpet using household items you most likely already own. Follow these easy-to-learn steps, and you should be able to quickly repair your carpet.
You're in a hurry to get to work, and you accidentally drop your mug on the carpet as you head out the front door. It happens to everyone, but there is a simple way to remove coffee stains -- but it's important to act fast. The longer the stain sits on your carpet, the more work it will take to remove it.
Here's how to approach a coffee stain:
If by chance the coffee stain remains on your carpet, repeat this process until you can no longer see the stain.
If you're having a party, there is always a chance that one of your guests spills red wine on your white carpet. Luckily, you can remove the stain with products that you will more than likely already have around the house. Again, it's important to act fast -- if you start removing the stain before it completely sets in your carpet, you will have a greater chance of removing it.
Spilling tomato sauce on the carpet is a common problem when cooking or eating pasta dishes, especially if you have young children who tend to be particularly messy eaters. For tomato sauce stains, attack it immediately with one of this method:
Ketchup is one of the most common types of stains because of how popular and versatile this condiment is. Luckily, removing these stains from your carpet is easy as long as you act immediately.
If you have kids, chances are you've faced off with one or two Kool-Aid stains in your day. This sugary drink is notoriously difficult to remove once it sets, so it's important you address the situation immediately.
If none of these methods completely remove whatever stain you're facing, bring out the carpet cleaner to finish the job.