With 6 kids my carpets get put through it all. Poor carpet has had every kind of stain put on it. Now with fall here my carpets are going to see mud, snow, and alot more inside traffic. Keeping carpets clean is difficult at any time of the year, but when you combine messy art projects, mud-filled soccer games and spilt lunch boxes, maintaining clean carpets comes as even more of a challenge. Chem-Dry, the world’s leading carpet and upholstery cleaning service, is helping parents maintain a clean and healthy home during the back-to-school transition by sharing home remedies to remove common school-related stains.
I got a awesome chance to try out Chem Dry spot remover. I was uncertain at first because I have tried everything out on the market and most dont help at all. So when I got it I tried it on two stains. One was a old food stain and the other was a fresh pizza sauce stain. The Chem Dry took out the pizza sauce stain almost immediately which was amazing. The old stain it didnt completely remove but it did lighten it so its alot hard to notice. I am impressed! Definitely worth buy so pick some up today!
Here are some awesome tips to help keep those stains at bay.
· Crayons. Vacuum all crayon particles out of the area. Remaining small crayon bits that have adhered to carpet fibers can be removed by placing a brown paper grocery bag over the area and applying a heated iron to the bag for 10 to 15 seconds. Repeat as needed.
· Watercolors. Using a paper towel, blot the stain with warm water, pressing gently to draw up as much paint as possible. Next, mix 1/8 cup of ammonia with one cup of cold water in a spray bottle and spray the solution over the stain, letting it sit for two to three minutes. Blot up more of the watercolor stain with fresh paper towels. Then, mix one tablespoon of dish soap with two cups of water in a spray bottle and spray the stain. Blot the final traces of the paint with fresh paper towels. Finally, rinse the soap out of the carpet with tap water and dry the area with a white towel.
· Mud. Don’t be too quick to scrub the stain. Instead, allow the mud to dry and then vacuum the area. Next, mix 1/4 teaspoon of a translucent liquid dishwashing detergent with two cups of water and use a white cloth to gently dab the spot repeatedly until the stain is gone.
· Juice Box. Mix one tablespoon of liquid hand washing detergent with two cups of warm water. Using a sponge, blot the juice stain to remove as much of the liquid as possible, then spray the area with lukewarm water and blot the stain again by applying pressure. If the stain persists, mix one tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water and sponge the solution into the carpet, blotting the area until the juice stain disappears. Follow by sponging with cool water, then blot dry.