How to Deal With 5 Common Rug Stains

Unfortunately, stains happen. While you may have one rug cleaner that you use for every stain, different stains need to be treated differently. Without the proper cleaning products and techniques, you could end up permanently staining your rug instead of getting the stain out. Continue reading to learn how to deal with 5 common rug stains.

Coffee Stains

Most people need a nice coffee to start their day. Sometimes you may drop your coffee or spill it on your rug, leaving an ugly brown stain. As soon as you notice the stain, it’s time to start cleaning. The more time that the stain has to settle, the more likely it is to become permanent. Start by soaking up as much as you can out of the rug with just paper towels. Then spray a water and vinegar mixture or non-bleach detergent on the stain. After allowing it to sit, blot it, then top the stain with baking soda overnight and vacuum it up in the morning.

Wine Stains

Red wine stains on a rug lives in everyone’s nightmares. Many people think red wine stains are impossible to get out, but there are ways to get them out! You must act quickly with tonic water. Pour tonic water on the stain so the bubbles can get the stain out before it sets into the fibers of your rug. Then dab the area until the spot is dry. Once dry, you can spray your rug with a water and vinegar solution. Blot again until dry, then sprinkle baking soda on the rug, let it sit for an hour, then vacuum it up.

Pet Stains

Every now and then, your pet may have an accident inside. Unfortunately, no matter if the pet stain is urine, vomit, or something a bit smellier, the most difficult part of pet stains are the odors that are associated with them. To clean, first pick up any debris, blot the rug for extra liquid, use a water & vinegar solution for liquid stains, and a water & detergent mixture for thicker stains.

Blood Stains

Accidents happen and blood could end up on your rug. Spray the stain with a mixture of one cup of cold water and ¼ teaspoon of a gentle detergent, such as Dawn dish soap, as soon as possible. Then use paper towels to blot the stain until it’s dry. Rinse and repeat if necessary.

Ink Stains

Ink stains can be detrimental to your rug. If you treat ink stains wrong, they can easily spread and get even worse. To start, carefully use a cloth dampened with isopropyl alcohol to blot the excess ink up. Do not rub or scrub! This will only spread the ink further. After blotting, let the spot dry, then go through the process again.

Use A Professional Cleaning Service

If you have a stain in your rug that you can’t get out, you may need to turn to other options. A professional rug cleaner can treat your rug with high-quality cleaning products and techniques to get the stain out and keep your rug intact.

Cristomar is your Metro Atlanta professional rug cleaning company. We use a freshwater cleaning process to remove any deep down dirt without damaging the rug’s fiber and dye. Contact us today to keep your rugs in wonderful shape.