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See Homemade Carpet-Cleaning Solutionsfor recipes for all solutions below.
Wine, ketchup, chocolate, coffee, tea, beer, milk, tomato sauce, berries, hard candy, juice, soda, Gatorade, Kool-Aid1. Dip a white cloth (or a white paper towel with no printing) into the detergent solution and dab repeatedly, then press the cloth on the spot for a few seconds. Wait 15 minutes (it takes time to break down the stain), then soak up the excess liquid with a dry white cloth.2. Dip a cloth into the vinegar solution and dab repeatedly, then press the cloth on the spot for a few seconds. Wait another 15 minutes. (This is an important step, because white vinegar removes residual detergent, which will attract dirt if left in the carpet.)3. Rinse by blotting with a cloth soaked in lukewarm water. Wait one hour or until the carpet dries completely. For bad spills, place a 1/2-inch-thick stack of white paper towels over the stain after step 2, then lay a glass baking dish on top for 15 minutes. Dry in 1 hour fountain hills az 85268.4. As long as you see the stain lightening, repeat these steps until it is gone. Carpet and Mattress Cleaning Fountain Hills az 602-214-9858
Beer, coffee, tea Fountain Hills az 852681. Spray the stain with detergent solution, then blot with a dry white cloth.2. Spray the stain with vinegar solution, then blot with a dry white cloth.3. Spray the stain with detergent solution, then blot with a dry white cloth.4. Spray the stain with lukewarm water, then blot with a dry white cloth.5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 until the stain is removed. Hard candy, chocolate, berries, juice, wine, soda, milkFollow steps 1 to 5 (above), with one addition: Before applying the vinegar solution in step 2, spray the stain with ammonia solution, then blot with a dry white cloth. Ketchup, Gatorade, Kool-Aid, tomato sauceFollow steps 1 to 5 (above), but substitute ammonia solution for the vinegar one in step 2.
by Briggit Hauck