Tips for Removing Carpet Stains

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Carpet stains always occur at holiday gatherings. To successfully remove them, follow these steps:


The more time a stain stays on the carpet, the more it chemically reacts with it and it will be harder to remove. 



Rubbing will permanently break down the carpet fibers. Always blot by starting at the outside edge of the stain and work toward the center. 



Using the wrong stain remover can cause a lot more damage. For best solutions always check trusted resources such as Good Housekeeping, Martha Stewart, Consumer Reports, Coit carpet cleaning. No matter what solution you decide to use, always test it in a not-so-visible area first (in the corner behind dresser or in the closet, if carpeted).  

Comments (5)

Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Nice tips Iva. I had all kinds of problems with carpet stains when my kids were younger. However I NEVER got to them before they dried. They weren't very forth-coming with their spills. I've got beautiful hardwoods now.  Now my problem are with my dogs that aren't very forthcoming either when they scratch up the floor, LOL! 

Nov 10, 2016 08:36 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Iva, tis the season to have guests and you have great tips.

Nov 10, 2016 08:36 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Stains need to be acted on right away.  Once dried it may be to late.

Nov 10, 2016 09:43 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Soaking up the offending liquid is a huge first step.

Nov 10, 2016 01:30 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Thank you for the great tips for removing carpet stains Iva Sarnova.

Jan 13, 2018 06:36 PM

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?