• How Can I Restore the Original Color of My Carpet?

    Here’s what to do when you have an upholstery & carpet cleaning emergency.

    Carpet Cleaning

    Upholstery & carpet cleaning emergencies seem like catastrophes, especially when you are dealing with unsightly stains. In certain instances, carpet discoloration is something you can fix by yourself. Keep reading for some tips you may want to try before calling in professional assistance.

    PSA: Spot test stain remedies!

    Whether you hear about them at Bible Study or from reading blogs, it’s imperative to spot test carpet stain treatments in an inconspicuous area of your home. The fibers and dyes in your carpet may not react the same way as what another person experienced with their own carpet.

    Removing stains without scrubbing.

    Scrubbing can damage the fibers of your carpet and permanently damage its appearance. It’s also takes a lot of personal energy and is time-consuming to dab and scrub stains out of carpet and upholstery. Instead of wearing yourself out, try this recipe instead:

    • 2 tablespoons baking soda
    • 1 tablespoon blue Dawn detergent
    • Enough Hydrogen Peroxide to top off the mixture in small spray bottle

    Spot test first, then saturate the stained area and allow it to thoroughly dry before going over the spot with the vacuum.

    Try this almost-magic stain remover.

    It’s said this remedy was responsible for removing an entire pint of black paint from beige carpet. As scary as that thought is, it makes removing the remnants of a soda pop spill a little less worrisome—even if it has accidentally dried overnight.

    What you do is very simple, as the recipe has one ingredient and treatment consists of three easy steps. First, spray Windex over the entire stain, until the carpet is wet but not soaked to the pad. Take a clean towel and scrub the whole area for a minute or two. Then, take another dry towel, fold it over and use it to absorb all the moisture you can. Repeat until the stain has (almost) magically disappeared.

    If you’re (rightfully) nervous about trying some of these at-home upholstery & carpet cleaning tricks, it’s time to get serious and call in the pros. Schedule a visit with Whitehall Carpet Cleaners as soon as possible. We may be able to save an otherwise destroyed carpet.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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