A short cut and very inexpensive tip for cleaning stains on a carpet is to get a bottle of peroxide at Walmart or any other store and put a spray nozzle on it. Every time you get a stain, or spot on a carpet, spray the peroxide on it. Wait about ten minutes then take warm water with any dish liquid that has lemon in it and blot up. The spot will be gone.
It's cheap and it works on blood if you spray the peroxide on immediately. The blood will just disappear, you can imagine what it does for any stains with color. You do have to try and get the stain early. if you let the peroxide sit it on an older stain, it may lighten the spot rather than remove. Just remember to also use dish liquid or soap powder with lemon. The peroxide is the best. I have six children, two dogs and a cat and lots of parties and spills at the house but the carpet looks great.
Source: First Aid Class taught me the peroxide will remove the blood and disinfect it
By CRAMBLITTM from Edgewood, MD
Brilliant! Thanks for tip. (10/13/2009)
For pet stains I used it straight from the bottle and used a soft brush to scrub it. I then soaked it up with paper towel. These were stains that were there for a long time. It also removed the smell. The rug looks and smells so much better. (10/15/2009)
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