Effective techniques for removing common carpet stains

When it comes to removing common carpet stains, there are several effective techniques you can try. Keep in mind that it’s important to act quickly to prevent the stain from setting. Here are some common techniques you can use:


Start by blotting the stain with a clean cloth or paper towel to remove any excess liquid or debris. Avoid rubbing the stain, as it can push it deeper into the carpet fibres.

Soda Water

For many common stains, club soda can be effective. Pour some club soda onto a cloth and gently blot the stain. The carbonation in the soda can help lift and suspend the stain. Continue blotting with downward pressure, always checking for stain transfer, until the stain is removed.

Baking soda

Baking soda is effective for removing odours and certain stains. Sprinkle baking soda over the stain and let it sit for a few hours or overnight. Vacuum the area to remove the baking soda residue.

Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can be used for stubborn stains like blood or red wine. Apply a small amount of hydrogen peroxide directly to the stain and let it sit for a few minutes. Blot with a clean cloth, then rinse with water and blot dry. Make sure the dilution rate of the Hydrogen Peroxide is no more than 7%, which you can purchase at your local chemist

Carpet stain removers

There are numerous carpet stain removers available in the marketplace, however, many contain heavy alkaline detergents that can make a stain worse rather than improve it. There are a number of bio-natural or enzyme-based spotters that are a lot easier on your carpet fibres whilst being effective at removing your stains.

Regardless of the technique you choose, always test it on a small, inconspicuous area of your carpet first to ensure it doesn’t cause any damage or discolouration. Additionally, avoid using excessive water as it can lead to mould or mildew growth.

If the stain persists or you’re unsure about removing it yourself, it’s recommended to seek professional help from Metro Carpet Cleaning on 1300 300 243

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Vic Barzacca brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the world of cleaning and restoration solutions. With a passion for delivering exceptional results, Vic’s articles offer valuable insights and practical tips on achieving a superior clean.

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