Accidents happen and soft fabric covered floors are bound to get stained at one point or another. 

Carpet stains are some of the most challenging stains to remove because the products are usually very difficult to clear off rugs and you cannot simply cut a piece of rug from your floor to soak the stain.  

If you want to tackle spots and stains on your carpet without the possibility to damage your carpets then you should give the following concepts a try;

Use a Professional Carpet Cleaning Company

The best way to safely remove stains and effectively restore your carpets is by using a professional carpet company like Complete Carpet Restoration.  These experts live and breathe carpets. They invest in high-quality industrial equipment that can deep wash carpets. These machines are also designed to suck all moisture back from your carpets and remove the stain and grime at the same time.  Elite companies invest in quality, yet safe, carpet shampoos that are specially designed to get rid of stains, colourants, odours and greases in your carpets. This is the safest way to restore your carpets if you want to avoid the risk of damaging your beautiful flooring permanently.

Kool-Aid Stains

This is one of the most common stains in households where youngsters like toddlers live.  Kool-Aid stains are quite tough to remove and it can be hard to ignore a vibrant green or red stain on your beautiful light carpets. To remove Kool-Aid stains without damaging your carpets you can follow the following steps;

  • Blot the stain with a dry towel to remove as much moisture and colourants as possible.
  • Mix white vinegar, dish soap, and water in a spray bottle.  Spray the area and allow it to sit for 5 – 10 minutes. Blot (don’t rub) the area again until the stain is removed.

Pet Stains

These stains are not only gross, but they can also smell horrid.  This is one of the most challenging stains to remove from your carpets because these odours do tend to linger. To remove these stains and their smell you can give the following treatment a try;

  • Clean the mess and all debris from the carpet.  Blot wet areas using a towel or kitchen towel until the area is completely dry and until as much product is removed as you can.
  • If the area is already dry, remove all debris and moisten the area.  Continue to blot until products come loose from the carpet fibres.
  • Spray the area using a pet formulated stain remover.  These stain removers are designed to neutralise the area and kill bacteria. 
  • Alternatively, you can also use a mixture of white vinegar and warm water to remove the stain.  You can also spray laundry detergent to lighten the smell.

Coffee Stains

This is another common stain in just about every home.  To remove coffee stains you can try the following methods;

  • Blot the area using a white towel until it is dry.  
  • Mix vinegar, water, and a light detergent and spirits the area.  Blot with a towel and repeat until the area is clean.


Blood is the most challenging product to remove from carpets, especially if the blood is already dried up.  Here are a few tips to help you remove these stains from your carpets;

  • Blot the area using cold water.  It is important to use cold water or the stain can become permanent.
  • Use a mixture of grease-fighting detergents like dish soap and water to spray the area. Keep blotting until the product is removed.

If these DIY household methods don’t work then it is best to call a professional.  Chemical cleaning products can be dangerous to work with because you always run the risk of bleaching or fading the colour from your carpets.  Professional companies like Complete Carpet Restoration are ideal for removing tough stains you cannot get out of your floors on your own.