If you have kids, then you have stains on your carpet. It is just part of the parenting package. Today, Chem-Dry is sharing a few solutions to the most common kid caused stains.
Crayons. Vacuum all crayon particles out of the area. Remaining small crayon bits that have adhered to carpet fibers can be removed by placing a brown paper grocery bag over the area and applying a heated iron to the bag for 10 to 15 seconds. Repeat as needed.
Watercolors. Using a paper towel, blot the stain with warm water, pressing gently to draw up as much paint as possible. Next, mix 1/8 cup of ammonia with one cup of cold water in a spray bottle and spray the solution over the stain, letting it sit for two to three minutes. Blot up more of the watercolor stain with fresh paper towels. Then, mix one tablespoon of dish soap with two cups of water in a spray bottle and spray the stain. Blot the final traces of the paint with fresh paper towels. Finally, rinse the soap out of the carpet with tap water and dry the area with a white towel.
Mud. Don’t be too quick to scrub the stain. Instead, allow the mud to dry and then vacuum the area. Next, mix 1/4 teaspoon of a translucent liquid dishwashing detergent with two cups of water and use a white cloth to gently dab the spot repeatedly until the stain is gone.
Juice Box. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand washing detergent with two cups of warm water. Using a sponge, blot the juice stain to remove as much of the liquid as possible, then spray the area with lukewarm water and blot the stain again by applying pressure. If the stain persists, mix one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water and sponge the solution into the carpet, blotting the area until the juice stain disappears. Follow by sponging with cool water, then blot dry.
For all those other stubborn stains there's Chem-Dry’s Carpet Stain Extinguisher Spot Remover, which uses the cleaning power of carbonation to life spots to the surface for more effective cleaning. Not only is it safe and non-toxic for your family and pets but also uses no harsh solvents that can damage your carpet.
I used Chem-Dry's Carpet Stain Extinguisher Spot Remover on a chocolate milk stain on my carpet, and was amazed at how effective it was. Unlike regular carpet sprays it foams up and lifts the stain. I was very happy with the results and will definitely be using this product in the future.
You can purchase your own can of Chem-Dry's Carpet Stain Extinguisher Spot Remover from Amazon.com or Home Depot. For information on other Chem-Dry products check out their website.