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Top tips to stop stains from sticking.

Top tips to stop stains from sticking.

A professional's advice for quick and effective DIY efforts.

There is no denying that carpet stains can be a daily occurrence or an unexpected accident. There is also no denying that everyone will always jump to it in an effort to whoosh them away with some homemade remedy or under-the-counter multi-purpose spray cleaner.


Some people will even reach the extreme peak and run a full-force counterattack with bleach! A most definite "no-no" by any professional carpet cleaner's standard. If you keep maintaining these unexpected spots and stains yourself, this article will give you the best options to save you from risking the loss of your rug, carpet, and even furniture.


So, when removing stains from carpets, your professional carpet cleaners from Mass Carpet Cleaning have the expertise and tools to get the job done right. Understandably, you want just to stop a stains progression immediately; after all, your carpet and furnishings are an investment expected to last a long time, so to tackle the task yourself, there are some tips you can follow to help you get the best results until trained technicians can arrive on site for you:


  1. Act Quickly: The longer a stain sits, the harder it is to remove. So, as soon as you notice a stain, act quickly to try and remove it. 
  2. Blot, Don't Rub: When trying to remove a stain, it's important to blot the area with a clean cloth or paper towel. Rubbing the area can spread the stain and make it harder to remove. 
  3. Use the Right Cleaning Solution: Different types of stains require different cleaning solutions. For example, a grease stain may require a degreaser, while a pet stain may require an enzyme cleaner. 
  4. Test the Cleaning Solution: Before using a cleaning solution on your carpet, it's important to test it on an inconspicuous area first. This will help ensure that the solution won't damage the carpet. 
  5. Use a Steam Cleaner: A steam cleaner is a great way to remove tough stains from carpets. The hot steam helps to loosen the stain and make it easier to remove.
  6. Rinse the Area: After using a cleaning solution, it's important to rinse the area with clean water. This will help to remove any residue that may be left behind. 
  7. Use a Fan: After cleaning the area, use a fan to help dry the carpet. This will help to prevent the stain from setting in. 


By following these tips, you can help ensure you get the best results when removing stains from your carpets. However, it is imperative to remember that these industry tips are for generic stains. If the stain is particularly stubborn, it is best to call in a professional carpet cleaner. While on-site, also have your cleaned treasures treated to a stain-preventative protectant finish because, after all, winter is just around the corner.

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