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No matter how hard you try to avoid it, pet accidents, juice spills, and mud somehow find their way onto your carpet. Don’t worry, the pros at JA Chem-Dry have got you covered. We’ve compiled our best tips for getting even some of the toughest stains out of your carpet. 

Water-Soluble Stains 

Latex paint, washable ink, vomit, blood, chocolate, berries, or drinks are all water-soluble stains. Using a simple cleaning solution typically works well to remove these types of stains. 

Try mixing 1 tablespoon ammonia with 1 cup of water, or ¼ teaspoon of white vinegar with 32 ounces of water to treat these stains. However, don’t use them on wool or wool-blend carpet. Try a mild detergent with warm water instead.

Oily Stains

Wax is one of the hardest stains to get out of carpet. Try placing ice on top of the wax, gum, or similar substances on your carpet, then pick it out with a blunt knife. You may also try covering the stain with a paper towel or bag and ironing over it on a low setting. 

Lightly cover the area with rubbing alcohol for glue spilled on carpet, then wipe it away gently. For nail polish, use a rag dipped in a small amount of nail polish remover. Just test an area of your carpet first to make sure it doesn’t discolor the fibers.

Pet Urine

Start by absorbing as much of the stain as possible with a towel, then use a homemade or store-bought cleaning solution to remove the stain. Remember that in order for pet stains and their associated odor and bacteria to be removed completely, you’ll want to schedule a professional pet urine and odor removal treatment. 

Even if you do an excellent job taking care of surface stains on your own, only professional equipment can get your carpets deeply clean. Schedule an appointment with JA Chem-Dry at least once a year to ensure the health and look of your carpet.