Between kids and pets, it’s very easy for the carpet in your home to become dust, dirt and stain central. Use these simple nontoxic and safe tips by LOUIE’S CLEANING and DISASTER RESTORATION to help reduce stains and smells in your carpeting.

Odor Control: Sprinkle baking soda on your carpet and let it set for 30 minutes before vacuuming. Since baking soda is organic and a neutral substance it will help to further improve the indoor smell in your home and will not cause staining already present to become set in the acid dye resistors in the carpet fiber. A additional plus is that if your kids or pets lay on it since baking soda is a neutral PH just like your skin it will not cause skin irritation.

Stain Removal

Coffee: “Blot up what you can using a dry, clean towel. The blot with a mixture of water and distilled white vinegar, and let that sit for 15 minutes. Then blot up with a slighty damp rag. If the stain
persists call a professional as any further attempts may set the organic dye in the acid dye resistor sites in the carpet.

Grease: Use a orange peel and gently dab (never rub) on the grease stain.  The D’Limomene in the orange peel itself is a great emulsifier of greasy substances.  Once you  have dabbed the stain gently use a white terry cloth rag and fresh water to remove residue.

Potty training: Every child and animal will have accidents, it is just a fact of life.  A great way to remove these accidents is get a bucket of luke warm water with a teaspoon of Liquid Tide and a sprinkle of baking soda.  Mix into a bowl or bucket and gently dab (never rub) the mixture onto the stain.  After dabbing the stain with a clean white terry cloth towel and there is still some residual staining left over the use of white vinegar in a eye dropper along with a a drop of Liquid Tide should be able to pull the remaining dye out of the carpet.  If there is dye still left over please call LOUIES CLEANING and DISASTER RESTORATION of Vermillion and Yankton and we can drop a solution off at your home or business that will remove the remaining dye stain.