Common Carpet Stains and How to Remove Them

November 26, 2017

Everyone has different hobbies and passions. Some love their cars, while others might love their sports. Some love their pets and others love their homes. 


And what you love you usually like to show off. So those of us who love our homes and love showing it off, we like to keep it clean. From the windows to the walls as they say, but you can’t forget about the floors! And if you have carpet you know how hard it can be to keep it spotless. So here are some quick fixes with common household items for those everyday accidents.

Wine Down Wednesday Accidents

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a nice glass of wine after a long day. There is something wrong with completely missing the table with your glass and spilling it all over you carpet. Use an absorbent towel or paper napkins to soak up any excess amount. Dab it out. Now in a separate bowl mix two cups of water, one tablespoon of white vinegar, and one tablespoon of dish washing soap. Get ready to dab some more until that wine is completely out. You can then use a hair dryer to make sure that area has no remembrance of soiled days. Now go ahead and pour another glass. You deserve it.


We get it, sometimes we’re not completely aware of what we step in. We track dirt coming in on the bottom of our shoes, and if we’re feeling bold, mud in the house. First things first: Let’s take some preemptive measures and throw down that “Welcome Home” rug at your front door. At least that way you tried. Second, when you see the mud on your carpet, you need to let it dry no matter how hard it is to look at it. That way it’ll be easier to vacuum up the clumps. Now take 2 parts water and 1 part dish washing soap and blot it up with a washcloth or sponge. Make sure not to rub because you’ll only be spreading it around and we don’t want that. Repeat until necessary and then blot dry.

Pet Urine

We love our furry friends. Our little canine partner in crime. Our feline bestie. But nothing is worse than making eye contact while you see them betray you as they relieve themselves on your carpet. You might want to grab the gloves for this one. Spring into action with paper towels and soak it up as much as you can. Then mix half white vinegar and half water in a spray bottle and get to work. Remember to blot and dab, and never rub! Protip: Use white towels when you’re cleaning so you know if there is any urine left, as it might be hard to see it on your carpet.

Tomato Sauce

Oh it’s such a nice romantic dinner at home with your spouse. And they made you spaghetti, your favorite! Unfortunately you tripped and now that delicious red sauce is splattered on your carpet. No worries, grab 2 parts cold water and 1 part liquid dish washing soap. Soak up any excess sauce and soak the stain area with this concoction and dab away. Repeat until it’s brand new, and get back to eating your nice meal!