Follow this professional carpet cleaner's stain removal technique to remove tough stains thoroughly.
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Mike Swinson, American Carpet Cleaners: “You would want to take a white cloth. Terry cloth — make sure it’s white. Do not use a colored cloth or anything with a pattern on it. You don’t want it to bleed into the carpet and make the situation worse.
"What you’ll first want to do is blot the spot up as much as you can before doing anything else. You may use a simple soap and water solution to get your coffee spot up. You’ll want to spray the solution directly on the rag. If you spray it on the carpet, you run the risk of getting more on the carpet than you may need. By using the rag, you can control the amount that you put on.
"You’ll want to continue to blot until there is no longer any color transfer. There’s still a little bit coming out. And always blot. Never rub. Never scrub. As you can see, the coffee spot came completely out.
"Once you’re done, you’ll want to take a lukewarm water solution of just plain water and wet your rag and continue to blot that. What you’re doing now is you’re rinsing the carpet. And follow it up by taking another white rag — dry white rag — and lay it on top and press down to pick up any residual water that may be there. “
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