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How to Remove Red Stains from Carpet


Red Stains are some of the hardest stains to remove, especially from white carpet. However, there is a trick of the trade in removing the stain. Start off with a old towel and remove any standing liquid. Place a white damp terry cloth towel over the stain. Use a steamer or steam iron, carefully without melting the carpet, hold the iron an inch or two over the towel and begin releasing the steam directly over the towel in 15 to 30 second increments. After several minutes you should be able to see the stain transfering to the white cloth. It may be a red or yellow color transfer. Repeat these steps until the stain becomes a lighter and lighter shade of red. Results will depend on the thickness of the carpet, length of time the stain has been present, and the amount of time steam is used. Results may vary. 

Men's Health Magazine Article about how dirty carpet's really are!!!

Tierno's research indicates that your carpet probably contains about 200,000 bacteria per square inch, making it 4,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat. "Rugs are botanical and zoological parks," says Tierno, who says hundreds of thousands of different types of species live there. These invasions occur because the average person sheds about 1.5 million skin cells every hour; these skin cells hit the rug and serve as food for germs. Add in food particles, pollen, and pet dander, and you have a gratis buff et, he says. And since a vacuum cleaner's suction and rotating beater brush don't usually reach the bottom of the carpet, you're bound to have communities of E. coli, salmonellastaphylococcus, and other bacteria down there. Every time you walk on the carpet or roll around on it with your kids, you disrupt the bacteria, bringing some closer to the surface, Gerba says.

Your cleanup: Hire a company to do a deep steam-cleaning at least once a year, and consider covering high-traffic areas with machine-washable area rugs.​


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Disclaimer: Use these techniques at your own risk. Always read directions on any spotter before using. Pre-test each spotter in an inconspicuous area before using. If the stain or odor persists, call Texas All Surface.