Pet and stubborn stain removal tips

Pet and other stubborn stain removal depends on how old the stains are. Older stains are going to demand a lot of effort while fresh stains are a bit easier to clean up. Don’t worry if your pet stains are older! You may not be completely successful in remove the pet stains, but you can always improve its condition!

The basics

Start with towels soaked with hot water. Apply the towels on top of the stain. The stain should transfer from the carpet to the towels. Repeat several times. This works best with fresh stains.

Pet stains

Use one teaspoon of ammonia to a half cup of cold water. Use this solution in a spray bottle or apply it to the carpet directly. Be careful not to wet the carpets too much when you apply the solution. After you have applied the solution, use paper towels to blot then allow it to dry completely.

You can use hand soap or dish soap instead of ammonia. Use one quarter of a teaspoon soap to one quart of water. You should always make sure the soap doesn’t contain bleach or lanolin as it may damage the carpet.

Beer and wine stains

Mix a solution with one part white vinegar and one part water and apply the mixture to the stain using a spray bottle to saturate the area. Allow the stain to sit around for approximately ten to fifteen minutes. Use a sponge or towel to soak up the excess.

Rinse the area with warm water and then apply layers of white paper towels on top of the area. Next, place something of weight onto the paper towels and allow to dry. Once dry you can then brush the carpet pile back into its natural shape.


Ice works well to get gum out of carpet! Put a small pile of ice on the gum and let it sit on the gum until it is hardened. Once frozen, the gum becomes brittle and you may be able to remove it. If this doesn’t work, try another option.

Peanut butter can be an effective way to remove gum from carpet. Start with a small spoonful of peanut butter and place it on the gum. Use a spoon to mix into the gum and let stand for three minutes. Rub with a spoon to loosen the gum and then wipe the area with a wet rag using a picking, circular motion. After the gum has been removed, use a rag with warm water to rinse the area. Blot dry with paper towel.

Apply lighter fluid on the gum for a few minutes and then wipe the gum until it comes out.

You can also soak the carpet with the WD-40 and rub. If it doesn’’t work the first time, try again. The gum should come out after a couple of applications.

If all else fails, then call A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaning! We are your pet and stain removal experts! Keep your carpets beautiful and call us today at 720-344-2870 or use our online contact form to request your free carpet cleaning estimate. Remember at A Personal Touch, “We don’t cut corners, we clean them.”


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