How to Spot Treat Stains in your Carpet:

1. ACT FAST. The first thing to remember is to act fast! When attempting to remove any kind of stain from your carpet, time is your worst enemy. The quicker you start cleaning the stain, the more likely it is that you will be successful in removing the stain completely. Generally a wet stain is always easier to remove than a dried, set in stain.

2. BLOT. Before you apply any cleaning products, remove as much of the stain as you can by blotting it with a rag or cloth. It is very important that you blot and not rub, so that you don’t push the stain deeper into the carpet fibers.

3. TEST. Don’t just start wildly throwing chemicals, cleaners, and home remedies on your carpet in hopes of finding what will work. Especially if the carpet is a darker color (or even a multi-colored rug), you run the risk of damaging your carpet even more. Always test a patch of carpet in an inconspicuous area first. A good stain removal recipe is just warm water and a touch of vinegar. Work from the outside of the stain to the center.

If the stain hasn’t disappeared after multiple attempts, call JM Carpet Cleaning. If you live in San Diego County, let our professional carpet cleaners take care of the stain for you.