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How to Remove Dried Carpet Stains on the Carpet

Posted on: February 12, 2013

A very important thing to remember whenever you have stains on your carpet is to clean it as soon as possible. Early action can make all the difference in being able to completely get rid of the stains and spots on your carpet fibers. This will make sure that you have an easier time as well in cleaning up these kinds of problems.

Sometimes though there may be some stains that you only find out about when it is already too late. Your kids may have accidentally spilled something on the carpet and tried to hide it from you only for you to find out a day or so after the incident.

Dried carpet stains can be very tough to remove for any carpet owner. While it is really difficult to remove a dried stain, luckily it is not an impossible task to accomplish. Check out the steps below that you should follow in properly dealing with dried carpet stains at home.

• Try to extract and scrape off the dried residue on the stain by using a dull kitchen knife. Just be careful not to damage the carpet fibers in the process. After scarping off as much of it as you can, use a vacuum cleaner to remove the foreign particles.
• Apply some club soda on the dried stain and let it stand for about three to five minutes. Allowing the stain to soak in the club soda will help in getting it out of your carpet fibers.
• Get some used clean white cloth and put it over the dried carpet stain. Then, get a heavy object such as a big book and place it over the clean white cloth. After about a minute or so remove the heavy object and the cloth and you will see that the stain has become somewhat lighter.
• Repeat the last two steps in this process until all of the dried stain is gone. If the stubborn stain persists, try to use a mixture of one part ammonia and four parts warm water instead of the club soda to help you get better results.
• Once you are able to eliminate the dried stain, the last thing that you need to do is to rinse the carpet to remove any residue that could get left behind. Use a glass of water and pour it onto the place where the dried stain used to be and then dry the area completely with some clean towels to finish off the job.

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