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Tips for Carpet Stain Removal

Carpet stains and carpet cleaning services in Portland, OR.Are your carpets in need of some serious cleaning needs? The Portland carpet cleaning service experts at ServiceMaster Building Services has tips you can use to get your carpets back in tip-top shape.

While it’s true that some stains are trickier to remove than others, having a plan of attack for carpet stains can save you a time and money. At ServiceMaster Building Services, we’ve treated carpet stains of all types over the many years, so here are our top tips for dealing with tough carpet stains.

Remember that the best time to clean up most spots and spills is immediately after they occur. Be sure to pretest a small area to make sure that the fabric will not bleed or get damaged during treatment.

  • If liquid, blot up as much as possible with a clean cloth.
  • If the material is dry, loosen residue with the dull edge of a knife or spatula.
  • Scrape or vacuum up as much of the residue as you can.
  •  Dampen a clean cloth with the proper cleaning agent for the particular kind of spot.
  •  Blot area gently, working from the outer edge to the center of the spot. Turn the cloth frequently so you are always using a clean area.
  • Repeat this process until the spot is removed or until you no longer have a transfer spot on your cloth. Be careful not to get the carpet excessively wet.
  • Blot the spot with water. Blot any excess moisture.
  • Align the carpet pile. Protect the area from any traffic and allow to dry.

Try these tips to help get rid of tricky carpet stains. Act quickly and you will increase your chances of completely removing the stain. For even more cleaning tips, or to find out more about our Portland cleaning services, contact ServiceMaster Building Services today!