carpet stain removal tips chem-dry of northern nevada

No matter how much you try and prevent it, eventually, a spill or two will happen on your carpet. Whether it’s dirt, juice, or pet urine, something will one day find its way to the carpet and cause problems. When one of these accidents does occur, what can be done to fix the problem? 

At Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada, we’ve been cleaning carpets since 1997 and have seen just about every type of carpet stain. Like any problem, the faster you can resolve the carpet stain the better your chances are of having a clean carpet again.

The next time a mishap occurs on your carpet, try out some of these tips from the carpet cleaning professionals at Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada. For advanced and complete stain removal, give us a call. Our service is unparalleled throughout the Reno area and we guarantee high-quality carpet cleaning.

Treating Water-Soluble Carpet Stains

Water-soluble stains consist of things like latex paint, washable ink, vomit, blood, chocolate, berries, or drinks. Using a simple cleaning solution typically works well to remove these types of stains. Some stores may also carry specialized solutions for these types of stains. However, you should always apply a small amount of any solution you use to a small area before widespread application.

For a DIY homemade solution, try mixing 1 tablespoon ammonia with 1 cup of water, or equal parts of white vinegar with cold water. However, we don’t recommend using this on wool or wool-blend carpet. Try a mild detergent with warm water instead.

Treating Wax And Oily Carpet Stains

These types of stains may seem impossible at first to extract, but give our suggestion a try before you throw in the towel. Try placing ice on top of the wax, gum, or similar substances on your carpet, then pick it out with a blunt knife. You may also try covering the stain with a paper towel then ironing over it on a warm setting. 

Lightly cover the area with rubbing alcohol for glue spilled on the carpet, then wipe it away gently. For nail polish, use a rag dipped in a small amount of nail polish remover. As with the application of any type of solution, be sure to apply it on a small piece of carpet before major application. This will prevent possible discoloration and irreversible damage that might occur.

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Treating Pet Urine And Odors On Carpet 

Lightly dab and absorb as much of the pet urine accident as much as you can. As is the case with most stains, never rub the stain as this can cause it to spread and become harder to remove. Never apply a blow dryer or any other source of heat directly to the stain either. Some store-bought solutions exist that temporarily mask the odor, but the problem won’t be fixed entirely.

For pet stains and their associated odor and bacteria to be removed completely, you’ll need to schedule professional pet urine and odor removal treatment from Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada. Failing to properly treat pet urine accidents can be detrimental and incite health problems, especially those with respiratory issues.

Carpet Cleaning In Reno, Nevada

Remember, to give your carpets the best fighting chance at being clean again once a stain has occurred, all depends on how quickly you resolve the issue. As soon as an accident occurs take action immediately, and for an even greater chance at complete removal give us a call. We’ve worked with carpet stains resulting from berries, nail polish, juice, rust, blood, jelly, candy, coffee, honey, red punch, mud, lipstick, ketchup, marker, soda, vomit, urine, and wine. Your carpet’s stain is something we’ve most likely seen before and can provide professional treatment for exceptional removal.

A healthier home in Reno starts with Chem-Dry of Northern Nevada. Schedule your next carpet cleaning appointment with us today!