How to remove a stain from your carpet

There’s nothing worse than staining your gorgeous carpet and scrubbing it for hours on end and having no luck. Whether it’s wine, food, mud, chewing gum, ink or lipstick; we’ve all been there, and I’m sure you all know the hassle with removing those unsightly stains.  

We spoke with David Tandy from Geraldton Carpet Doctor, who started his business back in the UK in 2002 before coming to Australia in 2007. David has seen everything from red wine stains to texta marks and everything else in between. David gives advice on the two most popular questions he gets asked and some handy tips:

Rule number one: NEVER scrub. Always blot, no matter what the stain. Scrubbing vigorously may seem like the thing to do, but it actually forces the stain deeper into the carpets fibers and makes it larger.  

1. General Dirt Marks – using a high street brand carpet powder, use a soft bristle brush and immediately brush the carpet powder thoroughly into the carpet. Wait at least 20 minutes for the powder to dry and then vacuum the whole carpet thoroughly. 

2. Dog & Cat Urine – absorb as much of the moisture as possible with paper towels immediately after the mess has been made. Discard the used paper towels afterwards and repeat until no more moisture can be absorbed. Apply a handful of baking soda to the affected area and once completely dry, vacuum it up. The baking soda will absorb the odour and urine, which left untreated, can linger for months. 

If you don’t have the time to try these ideas, or they have not worked for whatever reason, let David do it for you. David believes that everybody should have fresh looking carpets without paying hundreds of dollars for it. David uses an American made water extractor machine that injects clean solution into the carpet and retrieves the dirt and stains, making your carpets look brand new. 

“Pay Perth prices living in Geraldton”, where you can get a standard FULL room clean and shampoo for only $29 and an all over sofa clean from $50. They say that quality comes with price, but not for David’s business. As one of his many satisfied customers, I was amazed with the results he achieved in one sitting and couldn’t be happier with the outcome.  

Geraldton Carpet Doctor are open Monday – Sunday from 7:00am to 7:00pm

Phone 0450 153 181