When it comes to caring for the carpeting in your Winona, MN, home, there are a lot of do-it-yourself techniques just a simple Google search away. Although the internet has a lot of ideas, some of these are more effective than others!

Rather than damaging your carpet with ineffective techniques, here are a few tried and true techniques to keep your carpeting clean after minor staining or daily household disasters!

Grease Stains: If a fatty or greasy food falls onto your carpeting, start by scraping this food off with a knife. Next, layer some paper towels on top of the stain, and gently iron over the paper towels on low heat. Follow up with a vinegar, soap, and water mixture before rinsing that stain away for good!

Wine and Coffee Stains: Although these dark stains seem like they’re set in the carpeting for good, they’re easy to remove if treated immediately! Start out by blotting these stains out of your carpeting. Next, rinse with club soda. For especially tricky stains, use a little soapy water as well!

Chocolate Stains: Not only is chocolate dark, but it also tends to melt into carpet fibers. Start off by scraping off the chocolate that you can remove, and then mix a cleaning solution of soap and water. Gently dab the stain with a sponge, and then rinse the carpet with warm water to get rid of that chocolate!

Makeup Stains: When eyeshadow or blush tumbles onto your carpeting, start by dampening the affected area. Next, rub with dish soap. Pat the area dry, and then use a small amount of dry-cleaning solvent to lift the remainder of the stain.

Spot cleaning your carpeting can be a tricky business in Winona, MN, but with the right tools, your carpet will be as good as new! However, if you find that you have further questions, have an especially difficult stain, or experience a large-scale carpeting disaster, there are professionals who can help.

Give the folks at ServiceMaster Disaster Restoration Services a call today, for all the small and big disasters that cross your carpeting!