Cleaning Carpet Stains
Hi I’m Bob Smith with home remodel workshop. If you have a pet or children or construction workers in your house, inevitably you’re going to get some stains on your carpet. Unfortunately we have an old dog here and I noticed her nipping at the grass tips in the yard the other day and I should have known that she had an upset stomach and sure enough she got sick on the carpet.
Fortunately for me I was able to witness it, I saw it happen and immediately got her outside and I flew up there to get all the supplies I needed. What I did initially was grab some rubber gloves and some paper towels and I picked it all up right away then taking some of my favorite stained spot cleaner.
I hid the carpet and blotted it to the center just like they say to do and then I scrubbed it a little bit more and then I rinsed a little bit and dried it, and I was real happy thinking boy I got on this right away, I’m not going to have an issue with my carpet.
You can imagine my disappointment the next morning where I thought I had this all taken care of when I saw all this yellow urine looking stain still in the carpet. That was about four inches round. I found a unique way to take care of that.
The household supplies that you have for this cleaning the spot cleaning job are pretty basic; a hair dryer, a little measuring cup or a cup of hot water, a teaspoon for dispensing the dishwashing liquid, a steam iron which most people have, a bucket for keeping clean water in, and plenty of cotton rags clean cotton rags because these are probably the most critical part of this whole cleanup process, and also a shop pack a wet drive pack that you can suck up moisture with.
Using a cup of hot water, go ahead take some dishwashing liquid of your choice as long as it’s a grease fighting dish washing liquid. Pour you out a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and just dumping right in that hot water, give a little bit of a stir.
For this four inch round spot we have here, I’m going to probably use about half of this and I’m going to take it and I know this looks a little crazy but I’m a dump it pretty liberally on that four inch spot, probably used maybe a little bit more than half using about five layers of cotton rags that are bigger than the spot and also bigger than my iron, I take my bucket of clean hot water, there’s no cleaning supplies in this, and I’m a thoroughly soaked these rags. I’ll go ahead and give them a squeeze, not rinsing all the water out of it but a little bit when to flatten them back out again and I’m going to lay them right over top of that wet spot.
Having my iron set on medium heat and low steam now on top of these five wet rags that you can feel they’re pretty moist here. I’m going to place the iron directly over top of the stain as you can hear start to sizzle, as it start sizzling these rags are creating steam with these rags, and I’m not going to let it sit in one spot I’m going to move it around a little bit because I want that iron to force steam into this carpet and into that spot with the idea that we’re going to draw all that spot up out of this carpet. Now the reason I don’t want to let it sit too long in one place is I don’t want to dry these rags out and take a chance on burning this carpet. So course I can see the top of the rags. Now what you want to do is you want to move the heat around to draw the spot up but not keep it in one place so long that you’re going to release the adhesive on the back of the carpet.
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As you can see this is not my towel scorching, this is actually the stain being drawn up through these five layers of cotton towels we have here, and as you can pull it up and turn it over, you can see that it’s pulling that stain up into these rags. This is exactly what you want to see happen.
Now I’m going to rinse these rags out and clean water again, and we’re going to reapply the heat. Now I’m shooting this in real time just to show that I’m not really leaving this iron on there very long, you can see how quickly it gets hot but again you can even with the second application after I’ve rinsed these rags you can actually see where the spot to start to come up again and there it is.
Now that I’ve steamed this a couple of times, it’s looking pretty good to me I’m not sure if it’s going to draw any more up what I’m going to do is I’m going to I rinse this bucket out put some clean cool water in it. I’m going to go ahead and soak one of my rags up just a single rag and I’m going to put it in I’m not going to rinse it real well I’m going to let it be a little bit wet and I must send it back on that spot again and I’m going to press on it to press a little bit of moisture back into the fabric. Then what I’m going to do is I’m going to blot this area up until I’m sure with dry rags until I’m sure that I have all the dishwashing liquid soap up and I don’t see any more stain residue coming up. The clean dry rags isn’t as anything used already.
And I’m going to go ahead set it up on here. Making sure I put as much pressure as possible to soak up any of that stain or anything else or any of that dishwashing liquid that could still be in there. You notice I’m not scrubbing it back and forth because what I wanted to do is bring it up into the top into the towel. There doing this a few times with some clean towels that doing it every time. I’m not seeing any more staying coming up or I’m seeing is a little bit of residue liquid coming up we’re pretty much done except for one more phase. Now that I’m confident that the stain is up the carpet still feels a little bit damp.
I don’t like leaving damp carpet. I want to dry this is much as I possibly can so I brought up my wet drive pack and I put my attachment on it. They can cut try to make the suction as much as possible even though this isn’t soaking wet or anything. It’s still pretty damn. We will go ahead and pick on the shop back and we’ll go ahead and suck it up as much as possible. But if you have company coming over soon and you don’t want this damn spot to be in the floor. You can always take a blow dryer putting it on medium heat and high blow.
Now again you don’t want to add heat to you don’t want to get crazy and stick this down on the carpet you’ll scorch the carpet and you’ll melt the plastic that’s underneath the carpet here that’ll releases carpet. You don’t want that to happen so you’ve got to be careful. Using another clean dry towel go ahead turn it on the blow and rubbing under the back of your hand will feel the heat so you’ll know if you’re overdoing it, and go ahead and dried off like that. It’s been twenty four hours and here’s our same four inch spot looking at the surrounding area the carpet the stain is completely come out and I’m very happy with the results.
This is a method that we’ve used on all different types of carpet and all different types of stain and we’ve had really good luck in getting out the vast majority of them without any problem right down to red Kool-Aid.
So I’m just telling you this is something you might want to give a shot instead of having to run up to the store to get those little spot cleaners which we’ve tried the past and have had very much luck with them. Oh one more thing just to let you know, a lot of times when people are doing cleaning and things like that they have a tendency to say more is better in this case that’s not the case. If you overdo that heat like I’m showing you to do and you don’t use good measure, you can damage your carpet or scorch your carpet.
So you have to keep things wet while you’re doing it with the iron and you have to use it in good measure. Just do it a little at a time you can repeat it two or three times if necessary until it sucks up. You don’t just want to set that iron on there and just let it cook. That’s not really a good idea. And that’s not the way I showed you to do it. I’m Bob Smith with home remodel workshop, if you’re not interested in tip please check our other channel, we have many other videos to help. Thanks.
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