Common Carpet Care Mistakes

More Savvy Tips

More damage is done to carpets by homeowners trying to remove stains than from anything else. When a spill occurs, don't rub the carpet. You'll remove more of the stain by blotting than by any other method. To remove wax stains use paper towels and an iron on white wax-but not on colored wax or you'll dye your carpet many lovely shades of a candle's color. Products advertised to remove paint or gum could dissolve your carpet's glue layer and need to be rinsed out. This means your carpet could fall apart or become a sticky mess.
And if you're desperate because your favorite product didn't remove a stain, do not grab just anything from under the kitchen sink. Call an expert in carpet care for the best result.