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How to Remove Stains From Carpets and Furniture

Joseph Coupal - Monday, December 24, 2012

It is the season for holiday parties. Inevitably you will end up with a stain on the carpet in your apartment in Blacksburg, VA.  Here are a few hints on how to remove some of the most common stains from your carpet and furntiture.

Cigarette burns:

  • To mask the damage, snip off the darkened fiber ends.
  • Blot the area with a solution of 1 tsp detergent and 1 tsp vinegar in a quart of warm water.

Lipstick:

  • Gently blot with dry-cleaning solution
  • Rinse with a solution of 1T ammonia in a cup of water.
  • Animal Stains & Fruit Juices
  • If the stain is stil wet, try repeatedly sponging with lukewarm water.
  • Blot dry and treat with a solution of 1 tsp detergent and 1 tsp vinegar in a quart of warm water. After waiting 15 minutes blot again and sponge with clean water.

Red Wine:

  • Blot the spill with paper towels or a clean cloth.
  • Combine 1t carpet shampoo (or dish soap) and 1C hydrogen peroxide. Soak a clean sponge in the mixture, squeeze it halfway dry, then gently blot the stain. Continue until the stain lifts.
  • Sponge the stained area with warm water.
  • Blot dry with a clean cloth or paper towels.

Have fun at your party, and good luck with the stains!


Foxridge Collegiate Apartment Homes

750 Hethwood Blvd. 100G, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Call: (888) 532-1809 (540) 951-9302
Email Usinfo@foxridgeliving.com
View Map
Opens: Monday-Friday: 9A-5:30P | Saturday: 10A-1P & 2P-5P | Sunday: 1P-5P

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