When living in a home that has carpet, it's a constant residing fear that one day it will be stained. While this is an inevitable fact of life, it still doesn't stop you from being stunned when it happens. Luckily, most carpet stains can be removed so long as they're cleaned properly. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to remove carpet stains:

For juice stains: Always remember to blot the stain with a towel and never rub it. This will only drive it deeper into the carpet, potentially spread it around more, as well as make it more difficult to remove later. Instead, mix white vinegar, dish soap, and water in a spray bottle. Proceed to spray the areas affected liberally and let it soak for about 10 minutes before blotting again with a clean towel until the stain is removed.

For pet stains: After the initial clean up should part of the mess have already dried on the carpet, you'll want to start off by moistening it. After that you'll apply carpet stain cleaning product that was made specifically for pet stains. Do combat the odor aspect that accompanies this type of stain, try using white vinegar mixed with warm water and spray it on the area. After soaking for about 10 minutes, blot it and let it dry to determine if the odor is gone.

For coffee and tea stains: These can be a huge pain simply because they tend to not only stain the carpet, but add a level of making it look dirty that simply refuses to go away. Start by blotting it dry and then spritz a mixture of vinegar, water, and a non-bleach detergent and continue blotting and spritzing until the stain lifts. Should this not work, try investing in an all-purpose carpet cleaner to get the job done.

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