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Carpet Stains 101

Carpet Stains 101

Carpet Stains 101

Stains and spills are inevitable… they happen to all of us! All stains are different, which makes cleaning them a little tricky. Not only do stains need specific treatment based on what was spilled, your carpet type also needs to be examined. Carpets vary in different styles and durability. Your carpet also has delicate fibers that can get ruined easily if you smear it with the wrong cleaning agent. Home remedies can end up ruining your carpet, making the stains look bigger and brighter than before. The best way to treat spills and stains is to understand the nature of the spill, how long it has been there, and what kind of carpet you have.

Different Types of Stains

Carpet stains come in all shapes and sizes because they can come from many different substances. No one stain is like another, therefore they should each be cleaned and treated differently. For example, a pet stain should not be treated the same as a salad dressing stain. The most common spills are:


  • Water-Soluble Stains

    • Water soluble stains include spills from soda, alcohol, fruit, etc.

  • Protein-Based Stains/ Biological Contaminants

    • Protein based stains include blood, dairy, bodily fluids, meat, etc.

  • Fat and oil-based stains

    • Oil based stains include cooking grease, salad dressing, lipstick, etc

  • Pet Odor Stains

  • Wine Stains.

  • Wax

  • Gum

  • Dirt

  • Snow slush

  • Hard candy, etc.


What You Can Clean Yourself

Spills and stains are bound to happen. The key is getting it cleaned up as soon as possible, so it doesn't soak in deep into your carpet. Like mentioned before, be careful trying new home remedies, or random carpet cleaners found in your cupboard. There are a few simple things you can do once that dreaded spill happens.

  1. Pick up or vacuum solids. The quicker they are off the floor, the better!

  2. For liquids, act quickly and dab (don't rub) with a washcloth and to keep them from becoming soaking deep into your carpet.

  3. Determine the nature of the stain and what the spill was made of. Like mentioned before, every stain is different and must be treated with care.


The Best Carpet Cleaning and Spot Removal

We understand how daunting carpet spills can be. Here at Zerorez®, we know all about carpet and stains so that you do not have to! Our technicians are professionally trained to treat those bothersome spots in your carpet.


Zerorez® is different from most traditional carpet cleaners. Our unique cleaning process sets us apart because of our ability to clean carpet without any soaps, detergents, or harmful chemicals. Instead, our professional technicians clean with Powered Water®. This powerful cleaning agent is enhanced water that has been electrolyzed and oxidized, making it the perfect carpet cleaner! This revolutionary cleaning solution leaves behind Zero Residue®. It is safe for the environment, your pets, and your kids. Our carpet dries up to 2x faster than our competitors, so you can resume your normal activities soon after your appointment.

When it comes to keeping your carpet clean and fresh, Zerorez® is your safest bet!


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