Cleaning Tips for General Carpet Stains

In some cases, a professional carpet cleaning may not be needed for your office. In Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR, you can avoid the costs of a professional carpet cleaning service, by simply putting out a small bit of effort in cleaning up your messes. By acting quickly after a spill, you could save expenses and remedy a stain with some of the helpful tips our experts have provided below.


Oil and Grease Stains

Cover the affected area with talcum powder or cornstarch and gently massage in the powder. Allow the powder to absorb the oil and then brush or vacuum the area clean of any excess residue.


Mustard Stains

Soak stained area with a diluted ammonia mixture (1-tablespoon ammonia, 1-cup of water). Then dry the area with a fan.


Red Wine

Use club soda to flush wine from carpets and blot up excess liquid, while constantly using a clean section of the towel.


Blood Spots

Flush blood spots with cold water. Avoid hot water, as heat will set the bloodstain.


Soda Drinks

Blot the area with a vinegar solution (1-part vinegar, 2-parts water). Then follow with a detergent solution (1-teaspoon detergent and 1-quart water).



Freeze the gum with ice and use a dull knife to gently lift or pry the gum from your carpeting.


Candle Wax

Place a paper bag on top of the dried wax and run a hot iron over it. The heat will melt the wax, and at the same time, the wax will be absorbed into the paper bag.


Ball Point Ink

Spray the stain with hairspray and be sure to flush the entire area well with water when finished.

But when you believe its time for your commercial facility is in need of a professional carpet cleaning service, you can always rely on the professional cleaning experts at ServiceMaster Building Services. We’re the experts in all commercial carpet and upholstery cleaning services throughout Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. Contact our office today to learn more about our services.