Carpet Catastrophes: Tackling the Most Stubborn of Stains

Picture this: You’ve just hosted a fabulous dinner party. The laughter was loud, the food was delicious, and the vibes were impeccable. As your guests leave, you glance down and spot it – a stain, a remnant of the evening’s festivities. Don’t fret! While the experts at carpet cleaning St Ives can always give your carpet a refreshing deep clean, you can handle common stains with some trusty household remedies. Here’s how:

1. The Dreaded Red Wine
Ah, the classic party foul. For this, time is of the essence.


Blot the stain gently with a cloth to absorb as much as possible.
Dab the stain with a solution of two cups warm water, one tablespoon dishwashing liquid, and one tablespoon white vinegar.
Rinse with cold water and let it dry.

2. Inky Mishaps
Ink can seem daunting, but with the right approach, it’s manageable.


Dab the stain with isopropyl alcohol using a cloth.
Make sure not to rub! This can spread the ink.
Rinse with water and vacuum.

3. Pet Accidents
Our furry friends sometimes have little oops moments.


Clean up any solids first.
Blot the area.
Mix a solution of equal parts water and white vinegar and spray on the stain.
After a few minutes, clean with a sponge and warm soapy water.

4. Coffee Spills
Because sometimes mornings are hard.


Blot up as much liquid as possible.
Mix one tablespoon liquid dish soap, one tablespoon white vinegar, and two cups warm water.
Using a cloth, gently rub the stain with the solution, then rinse.

5. Tomato Sauce
For when spaghetti night gets a little too wild.


Remove any sauce remnants.
Blot the stain with cold water.
Apply a mixture of lemon juice and salt. Let it sit for a few minutes.
Rinse with cold water.

Spotless Carpet Cleaning North Shore
1-5 Lynbara Ave, St Ives NSW 2075
(02) 8607 8811

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