How to: Remove stains from carpet

Louise Heginbotham2 years ago

Whether it’s those muddy paw prints from your furry friend or you’ve accidentally knocked over a glass of red, when it comes to carpet stains you need to act quickly! Luckily, we’ve got the secret on how to get those stains out of your carpet to keep it looking fresh and clean. Read our how-to clean guide here.


How to get red wine out of carpet

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You’ve spilled some red wine over your new light carpet—don’t panic! It is relatively easy to remove wine stains from your carpet, you’ve just got to act quickly. As soon as possible, grab some old towels or a bunch of paper towels and cover the stain (do not add water). Stand on the towels for a few minutes and check after a about 5 minutes. The stain should be gone!

  1. Act quickly
  2. Using old towels or a few paper towels, cover the stain
  3. Stand on towels for a few minutes, making sure all excess moisture is soaked up

Find out how to get red wine out of upholstery, countertops or the couch.


Get chewing gum out of carpet

Chill the area with an aerosol freezing agent or ice cubes in a plastic bag. Once it’s hardened, pick or scrape off the gum. Mix 1 teaspoon of mild laundry detergent with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar in 1 litre of water. Rinse with warm water and you should be done!

  1. Freeze gum with aerosol freezing agent or with ice cubes in a plastic bag
  2. Pick or scrape off gum
  3. Using mix described above, cover the affected area
  4. Rinse with warm water

Get coffee out of carpet

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Whether you have synthetic carpet or wool carpet will determine what you need to do to remove coffee stains. These steps are tailored for synthetic carpet. For wool carpet, use steps 1 and 4 only.

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of mild laundry detergent with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar in 1 litre of water and apply to the area
  2. Vacuum immediately, if there is any leftover residue, call a professional
  3. Repeat step 1
  4. Rinse with warm water

Get pet stains out of carpet

Has your new puppy had an accident on your new carpet? Be quick and put some cold water on the area before it dries. Mix 1 teaspoon of mild laundry detergent with 1 teaspoon of white vinegar in 1 litre of water and apply to the area. Rinse with warm water then soak up with some old towels.

  1. Put some cold water on the area
  2. Apply vinegar/detergent/water mix to area
  3. Rinse with warm water
  4. Soak up with old towels or paper towels

Click here for more tips on getting stains out of wool or synthetic carpet.

NOTE: Removal of stains cannot be guaranteed. If you’re not sure, call a professional carpet cleaner immediately.


If these tips don’t do the trick, it is important to call a professional immediately, such as these Muswellbrook cleaners.


Steamzone Cleaning

Cleaning tiles, carpets and grout, Steamzone Cleaning has all your Muswellbrook floor cleaning needs covered. These professionals offer domestic, commercial and industrial services including:

  • Carpet steam cleaning
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Tile and grout cleaning
  • High-pressure cleaning
  • Vinyl stripping and sealing

Using child and pet-friendly chemicals, as well as high powered, truck-mounted equipment, you can expect high-quality results from Steamzone Cleaning. Call for a quote today!
Servicing: Muswellbrook, Singleton, Hunterview and surrounding areas


Dryology Carpet Cleaning

Are your carpets becoming worn and dull? Call Dryology Carpet Cleaning and breathe new life into your carpets. These professionals offer:

  • Carpet cleaning
  • Mould remediation
  • Water and flood damage restoration
  • Upholstery cleaning
  • Tile and grout cleaning

With licensed Goldmorr master mould technicians and ITI flood restorers, you can be sure these Muswellbrook cleaners know what they’re doing! Contact Dyology Carpet Cleaning for more information about what they can do for you.
Servicing: Maitland