If you learn how to clean carpet stains, you’ll be the most popular person in the neighborhood! These stains have a very time consuming process for removal and there really isn’t a quick fix. So, if you have a stain that needs to be out today, roll up your sleeves and try these methods of removal.

How to Clean Carpet Stains

The first thing you need to remember is to take your time and blot the treatment. If you scrub you will make the stain worse by working it deep into the fibers of the carpet or tearing the fibers apart. So, grab your soft terrycloth rag and start blotting, starting from the outside of the stain and work your way to the middle of the stain.

Various Cleaners to Try


Most organic stains like pet poo, mustard, coffee, etc., can be removed with a mixture of 20 Mule Team Borax and hot water. See package for instruction.

Shaving Cream

Spray shaving cream on the stain, pat it in a little bit and let sit for 30 minutes then blot it up. Remove the residue with a 50/50 vinegar and water solution. Spray it on and blot it up.

Ice Cubes

When chewing gum or dried glue is the problem, ice cubes will be your hero. Put ice cubes on the gum for 1 minute to freeze it then bang it with a metal spoon to shatter it. Pick the pieces out. For those pieces still stuck, cut them out as close to the gum/glue as possible.

Call a Cleaner

Sometimes it is best to call a professional carpet cleaner to have the carpet cleaned or repaired. If you need suggestions on the best company to call, give us a call at US Hardwood and Carpet for recommendations.

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