How to pre-treat carpet stains before calling the carpet cleaners

Carpets make your home cosier, warmer, and tidier – until you spill something on them and are unsure how to safely and effectively remove the stain. Luckily for you, your local carpet cleaners in Perth know how to professionally clean and treat these stains. But we also know the chances of you having your carpet cleaning scheduled within the next few hours before the stain sets are minimal. To help you quickly address some of the most common stains we see, we’ve outlined some quick tips below for you to address the worst of the stain now, instead of waiting for the carpet cleaners.

Removing red wine stains before your carpet cleaning

One glass of red wine is good for you, right? That is until you have to deal with the stress that comes with cleaning it out of your carpets. Contrary to popular belief, red wine stains do actually come out if you address it quickly enough! First, blot (don’t rub!) the spill with paper towels or anything similarly absorbent. Once your towel stops picking up red wine, you can move on to the next step. Mix 1 part baking soda to 3 parts water to create a paste. Pour this over the stain and let it dry. This will absorb any leftover residue. You can then vacuum up the dried baking powder to reveal a cleaner and pre-treated carpet.

Removing blood stains from your carpets

Wounds cleaned, band-aids applied, tears dried. Once you’ve addressed the initial source of blood, you may notice the bright red stain on the carpet. Luckily for you, this is easy to remove. First, pour cold water on it (warm water will only set the stain). Again, you will attempt to soak up the blood at this point. You can then add detergent to the water and gently work out the remaining blood. 

Pet stains? Don’t call the carpet cleaners just yet!

2020 has been the year of pet adoptions – which probably means phones filled with adorable photos of your newest family member. But it also may mean hours of house-training, potty training and the cleanup that comes with it. If you’ve come home or woken up to an accident on your carpet, a top concern will likely be removing the odour. Simply blot the area with distilled white vinegar. This will assist to lift any visible stain as well as the odour. To completely remove the stain or leftover odours, you’ll find that a thorough steam clean will get the job done.

Treating a stain after it occurs is only half the secret to spotless carpets. Scheduling a visit from your local carpet cleaners in Perth will give your carpets the deep clean and thorough refresh that you’re after. Recommended twice a year, professional carpet cleaning is important to maintain your carpets, even after you pre-treat the carpet yourself.

To schedule a visit from the Wizard Carpet Cleaning™ and get your home feeling brand new again, give us a call on 0400 634 609 or leave us an enquiry HERE.

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