It’s truly amazing what we use to use to get out stains and to clean carpets. A few common products were grass, lemon, white bread, and turpentine. Let’s just say we’ve come a long way but some of those old stain removers still work like ammonia for instance. The simple fact is that the longer a stain stays on the carpet the harder it is to get out and some stains will actually change the dye in the carpet which makes situations worse. Sometimes the only way to fix a stain is replacing the carpet but if you have a trustworthy and respectable carpet cleaner like King of Steam we will tell you the honest truth about what we can and can not get out.
Stains that usually set in and are hard to get out are things with artificial food coloring like Kool-Aid and Grape Juice because these will actually change the dyes in the carpet. A professional carpet cleaner is your best best in these situations because we need to do a deep clean with special equipment to successfully get the stain out.
We always recommend that you don’t over use water nor scrub a stain. If you do the stain will spread and get buried deep into the carpets. So, when in doubt you can always call us King Of Steam in Long Island for advice or to get a free estimate on getting some stains out and having your carpets cleaned. It’s amazing how cleaned carpets can revitalize your home.