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When it comes to cleaning old stains, be patient. The longer the stain sits, the harder it is to clean. You may have to try a few different methods to remove the stain.

Start with Water and Dish Soap

Water and dish soap is the safest method to start with. It’s safe enough for wool blend carpets and it won’t stain. This is the best method for when you’re not sure what the stain is from.

Mix a cup of room temperature water with a few drops of dish soap. Use a white towel or a microfiber towel to work it into the stain. Don’t get it too wet or it could soak through the carpet pad.

Let it sit for a few minutes and then use a clean cloth, fresh water, and dish soap to blot the stain. This is to get the soap off the carpet.

Try Water and Vinegar and Dish Soap

You can also mix 2 cups of water with a tablespoon each of vinegar and dish soap. This can work for tougher water-soluble stains like juice or food dye.

Use a clean white towel to apply some of the solution. Let it sit for a few minutes and blot it with clean water.

Try Baking Soda and Vinegar

This method is great for old grease stains. Make sure to test it out on a hidden area of your carpet before you treat the stain.

Sprinkle a layer of dry baking soda on the stain. Then, mix a cup of white vinegar with a cup of water and a few drops of dish soap in a spray bottle. The vinegar will foam when it hits the baking soda which will clean the stain.

Leave it to sit for a few hours. It will harden, but you can break it up and use your vacuum to suck it up.

Try Cleaning Your Entire Carpet

Sometimes spot cleaning works too well and the previously stained area looks cleaner than the surrounding area. Luckily, you can fix this yourself with a simple DIY carpet cleaner.

You’ll just need to buy, rent, or borrow a carpet cleaner. The solution uses a mix of hot water, OxiClean, all-purpose cleaner, and liquid detergent.

The whole process only takes a few hours, plus a few hours of drying. You’ll be amazed at how much cleaner your entire carpet looks.

Still Struggling with a Stubborn Stain? Call ThoroClean

Knowing how to remove old stains from carpet is a good skill to have. If you can identify the stain, you’ll have much more luck removing it. Plus, it can save you money since you won’t have to tear out the carpet and pay for new flooring.

That said, some stains need professional reinforcements. If you’re dealing with a tough stain or dirty carpets, ThoroClean can help.

Contact us today to get a quote. Your home will feel fresh as new in no time!