Add to GuideAsk a Question
To Top

Removing Dirt Stains from Rugs and Carpet

Category Carpet
Cleaning Carpet
Dirt or soil stains on your rugs or carpet can sometimes be difficult to remove. This is a guide about removing dirt stains from rugs and carpet.
Ad

Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

By 0 found this helpful
December 17, 2008

I recently had a party whilst my parents were away. They've returned to find huge dirt stains on my newly laid cream carpet. I don't know much about the carpet, do you know any home remedies to get the dirt out?

Alicia from NSW, AUS

Ad

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
December 17, 20080 found this helpful

Yes. Call a steam cleaning company, and pay for having the service. Do not let them use any chemicals- just plain steam. They will argue. But since the carpet is newly laid, the chemicals will ruin it. And then, you should be responsible for putting down new carpet.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 21, 20080 found this helpful

When I have a spot on the carpet, I put a little liquid dish soap (NOT dish washer) and some white vinegar in a dish, use a brush and go over the spot. Works wonders.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 21, 20080 found this helpful

I f it is just dirt, and not grease or oil or foodstains, you should be able to rent a carpet cleaner and do this job yourself. I am assuming that you have such rentals, as we have them in Canada. If the dirt stains are fresh, you shouldn't have that much difficulty removing them. I suppose if you have dirt that has a high iron content (red soil) it might require some special spot treating, but I suspect that regular carpet cleaning will do it.

Ad

If you have a steam cleaner, it will likely do the job.

There should be no need to replace the carpet. Dirt should wash out with the steam cleaner. Just don't do as a previous person did in a earlier post and flood the place with the garden hose.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
December 31, 20080 found this helpful

I'm assuming you know this, but before you try any cleaning product on carpet stains/spots. Vacuum the spots really well first. Often times, I have had good luck removing dirt stains with plain water!

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
December 31, 20080 found this helpful

Try baking soda.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

By 0 found this helpful
April 5, 2010

I have a stain on my rug from a flower pot that leaked, so the brown from the flower pot stained it. I have tried everything.

By Irene from Topeka, KS

Ad

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
April 5, 20100 found this helpful

I had the same thing happen. I have a hand held steam cleaner and it works wonders! I simply sprayed 409 on the spot then sprayed the steam on it till the spot was all gone. I had to stop a couple of times through and dab (not rub) the spot to get up the moisture, but when I got doe the spot was totally gone and the floor was completely dry in about 20 minutes.

I love my hand held steam cleaner though. I use it for all kinds of cleaning. Even used it in my car the other day and now the car looks almost brand new!

I use it all over the house though and it paid for itself (I paid about $60 for it) within the first week.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
April 12, 20100 found this helpful

Mix equal amounts of salt and baking soda then add a bit of vinegar to make a quite stiff paste. Lay on stain and leave it to dry. Vacuum up. I removed really bad plant mud stains from an ivory carpet with this method, it took three applications to bring the carpet back to like new.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

By 0 found this helpful
January 27, 2009

How do I get mud and sand out of a cream carpet?

Jenny

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
By guest (Guest Post)
January 30, 20090 found this helpful

I got a new vacuum cleaner last month. It is a Bissel Clearview. I thought it was inexpensive at $68. I was worried if it was going to do a good job. I have always used Electrolux. Anyway, it does a fantastic job. I use it all the time because it is so much fun to see at the dog hair and sand it sucks up. My carpets look like they have been shampooed! I think your rugs would come clean too!

If you are not in the market for a new vacuum cleaner, I would recommend that you vacuum many times before trying to shampoo it out. Good Luck, Karla

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Ad

May 9, 20140 found this helpful

How do you remove yellow sand stains from a grey carpet? I have bought a new property and the delivery men trod in some sand. The stains are noticeable on a mid grey carpet. I have so far waited for the stains to dry and have vacuumed them, but they are still there. Can anyone advise?

By De L

Answer Was this helpful? Yes
Related Content
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning CarpetApril 17, 2013
Guides
A room with light colored carpet.
Removing Ink Stains on Carpet
cleaning carpet stains
Removing Rust Stains from Carpet
Throw Rug
Cleaning Throw Rugs
A glass of red wine spilled on a light colored carpet.
Using Rubbing Alcohol for Carpet Stains
More
📓
Back to School Ideas!
😎
Summer Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/08/17 17:16:17 in 1 secs. ⛅️️ ⚡️
Loading Something Awesome!