Saying Goodbye to Carpet Stains and Odours: Expert Tips from Astley Carpets

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Your carpet is an integral part of your home’s aesthetic, but it’s also a target for spills, stains, and sometimes unpleasant odours. At Astley Carpets in Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, we know how frustrating these issues can be. That’s why we’re here to provide you with tried-and-true methods for removing common carpet stains and odours, ensuring your carpets stay fresh and beautiful.

Removing Common Carpet Stains
  1. Coffee and Tea: Blot the spill with a clean cloth, then mix a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water. Gently dab the stain, working from the outer edges toward the centre. Rinse with water and blot dry.
  2. Red Wine: Quickly blot the wine spill to absorb as much as possible. Sprinkle salt on the area to draw out moisture, then vacuum. Create a mixture of water and dish soap, and gently sponge the stain. Rinse with cold water and blot dry.
  3. Pet Stains: Blot up the mess, then apply a mixture of white vinegar and water (1:1) to neutralise the odour. Blot again, then sprinkle baking soda over the area. Let it sit for a few hours, then vacuum thoroughly.
  4. Ink: Dab the stain with rubbing alcohol using a clean cloth. Blot gently, and repeat until the ink is lifted. Rinse with water and blot dry.
Banishing Unwanted Odours
  1. General Odours: Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the carpet and let it sit for at least 15 minutes (or longer for stronger odours). Vacuum the baking soda thoroughly to remove odours.
  2. Pet Odours: Mix equal parts white vinegar and water, and lightly mist the affected area. Blot with a clean cloth, then sprinkle baking soda. Allow it to dry, then vacuum.
  3. Food Odours: Place a bowl of white vinegar or coffee grounds in the room to absorb odours. You can also boil a pot of water with citrus peels for a refreshing scent.
Professional Care for Stubborn Stains and Odours

For stubborn stains and odours that resist DIY treatments, don’t hesitate to reach out to Astley Carpets. Our experienced team can recommend professional cleaning services that specialize in carpet stain and odour removal, ensuring your carpets look and smell their best.

If you’re dealing with pesky carpet stains and odours, Astley Carpets is here to help. Visit us at 75 Main Street, Broughton Astley, Leicestershire, LE96RE, or give us a call at 01455 285214 to arrange a shop-at-home appointment. Our knowledgeable team will bring a diverse selection of carpet samples directly to your home, making it easy for you to choose the perfect carpet that suits your style and needs.

With Astley Carpets, you can confidently tackle stains and odours, knowing you have a reliable partner ready to assist you in maintaining the beauty and freshness of your carpets. Let’s create a comfortable and inviting living space that you’re proud to call home!

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