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    Common Rug Stains and Their Treatments


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    Rug Cleaning RugProSpills happen, even to the most careful rug owners.  Fortunately, however, most common spills and stains can be treated with household items and simple homemade cleaning solutions.  Remember that every rug is different and these cleaning processes may not be suitable for your particular rug.  Play it safe by always testing your process in an inconspicuous area on the rug to make sure that you won’t experience color loss or otherwise affect the appearance of your treasured rug.

    • Blood: Blot with cold water, then use a detergent solution of 1 teaspoon of clear dishwashing fluid mixed with 1 cup of cold water.  Continue rinsing with cold water until removed completely.
    • Butter: First, apply a dry cleaning solvent (available at grocery stores and hardware stores).  When the area has dried, use a detergent solution of 1 teaspoon of clear dishwashing fluid mixed with 1 cup of warm water.
    • Coffee: Blot with cold water, then use a detergent solution of 1 teaspoon of clear dishwashing fluid mixed with 1 cup of warm water.  When the area has dried, apply a dry cleaning solvent (available at grocery stores and hardware stores).
    • Gum: Prepare a plastic bag full of ice cubes and hold the bag over the stain.  When the stain has solidified, scrape or pick it off and vacuum the area.  If needed, apply a dry cleaning solvent (available at grocery stores and hardware stores).
    • Ink (ballpoint pen): First, apply a dry cleaning solvent (available at grocery stores and hardware stores). When the area has dried, use a clear acetone-based nail polish remover on the area.  When that has dried, use a detergent solution of 1 teaspoon of clear dishwashing fluid mixed with 1 cup of warm water.
    • Juice: Blot with cold water, then use a detergent solution of 1 teaspoon of clear dishwashing fluid mixed with 1 cup of warm water.
    • Ketchup: Blot with warm water, then use a detergent solution of 1 teaspoon of clear dishwashing fluid mixed with 1 cup of warm water.
    • Lipstick: First, apply a dry cleaning solvent (available at grocery stores and hardware stores).  When the area has dried, use a detergent solution of 1 teaspoon of clear dishwashing fluid mixed with 1 cup of warm water.
    • Milk: Blot with warm water.  When the area has dried, apply a dry cleaning solvent (available at grocery stores and hardware stores).  Finally, use a detergent solution of 1 teaspoon of clear dishwashing fluid mixed with 1 cup of warm water.
    • Oil (cooking): First, apply a dry cleaning solvent (available at grocery stores and hardware stores).  When the area has dried, use a detergent solution of 1 teaspoon of clear dishwashing fluid mixed with 1 cup of warm water.
    • Urine: Blot with cold water, then use a detergent solution of 1 teaspoon of clear dishwashing fluid mixed with 1 cup of cold water.  Continue rinsing with cold water until removed completely.  For older urine stains, add one final step: Use a vinegar solution of ⅓ cup of white vinegar mixed with ⅔ cup of water.
    • Vomit: Use a detergent solution of 1 teaspoon of clear dishwashing fluid mixed with 1 cup of cold water.
    • Wax (candle): Prepare a plastic bag full of ice cubes and hold the bag over the stain.  When the stain has solidified, scrape or pick it off and vacuum the area.  If needed, apply a dry cleaning solvent (available at grocery stores and hardware stores).
    • Wine: First, apply a rust remover solution (available at grocery stores and hardware stores).  When the area has dried, blot it with cold water and use a detergent solution of 1 teaspoon of clear dishwashing fluid mixed with 1 cup of warm water.

    If you’re feeling hesitant to treat a stain on your wool rug, or worried that you will cause more damage than good, call on a great professional rug cleaning company to work on the rug stain for you.  Or, if you have a stain that is old or has had time to settle into the fibers of your wool rug and you’re not sure how to remove it, the best professional rug cleaning companies have the tools, cleaning solutions, and expertise to clean nearly any type of stain or spot.  Removing blood, wine, wax, and other stains can be risky and difficult DIY projects.  Save yourself the hassle and avoid the worry and just call the rug cleaning professionals!

    RugPro Oriental Rug Cleaning is the best professional rug cleaning company Jacksonville FL homeowners call on for their rug stains, spots, and spills.  Our highly trained technicians have treated nearly every type of stain on any type of rug, using the best cleaning solutions and tools in the industry.  We offer deep cleaning for stubborn stains and highly soiled rugs, and offer routine cleaning to keep your rugs looking their best throughout the year.  We can also apply a protectant to the fibers in your rug in order to help keep the rug cleaner longer.  Join our clients throughout Atlantic Beach, Ortega, Riverside Avondale, and throughout Jacksonville by calling on us and letting us give your favorite rug the cleaning it deserves!