Carpet Stains & How To Treat Them

On today’s Episode of “What’s New At USA Flooring”, Dave is educating us all on how to keep our carpets clean this Christmas Season.  USA Flooring has been around for over 25 years now, and believe it or not we started with carpet cleaning.  To this day we specialize in not only providing the highest quality flooring on the market to our customers, but we are still helping our customers make their carpets last by keeping them clean.  

Unless you never walk into a carpeted room, inevitably our carpets will get dirty, especially when you have a lot of company coming over for the holidays.  We have listed the most common spills and Dave will help us learn how to get them out and save our carpets.


The Most Common Spills:

  1. Wine:  2 cups warm water, 1 tablespoon white vinegar & tablespoon dawn
  2. Coffee: 1/3 white distilled vinegar, 2/3 lukewarm water
  3. Pop/Soda/ KoolAid:  1/4 cup vinegar, 1 tbsp. dawn, cup water
  4. Pet Stains:  1/4 cup vinegar & qt warm water to neutralize, then 1/4 cup laundry detergent & qt warm water
  5. Chocolate:  1/4 teaspoon detergent & cup water


We can get them out if we act fast.  That is the most important factor in getting the stain out completely.  The longer you wait, the less likely it will completely come out.  You will need to blot as much of the stain substance out as possible before you start treating what is left stuck in the fibers.  For chocolate, once you have removed as much as possible of the stain substance, you need to get a mixture of warm water mixed with a little bit of laundry detergent.  Pour just a small amount on the stain and then just gently blot the stain toward the center until it is gone.  Always use a white towel if possible so you can see the transfer of the stain on to the towel.  


Once the stain is gone, it is time to go back to enjoying Christmas with your friends and family.  Stop in at USA Flooring to set up your home’s carpet cleaning service or give them a call at 724-548-7844.  Also, stop by this holiday season and pick up your free mug and a bottle of spot remover while supplies last.