Tips For Cleaning Tough Stains From Your Carpeting

Carpet stains happen to even the most careful person. You accidentally spill your soda, your fuzzy pet has an accident or your child has a bloody nose that drips onto the carpeting. Whatever the reason for your carpet stain, you can try to get the stain out by following the carpet cleaning tips below. 

Soda Stain

Here's What You'll Need:

  • 2 cups cool water
  • 1 tablespoons dishwashing liquid
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Clean white cloths


  1. Mix the water with the dish washing liquid and apply a small amount to the stain. 
  2. Using a clean white cloth, begin blotting the stain, but don't rub the stain too hard. You're trying to remove the stain, not rub it further into the carpet fibers.
  3. Blot the stain until the carpeting is dry.
  4. If the stain is still visible, try using a small amount of rubbing alcohol and blot it with a new white cloth until the stain is removed.
  5. Repeat these steps a second time if the stain is still visible.

Pet Stains

Here's What You'll Need:

  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 4 tablespoons baking soda
  • Spray bottle
  • Clean cloths
  • A few drops of your favorite scented essential oil (optional)


  1. Mix the warm water with the white vinegar, then begin adding the baking soda slowly in your spray bottle. The baking soda will cause the water/vinegar mixture to fizz, which is why you'll want to do this step slowly.
  2. Before you begin spraying the stain, be sure to blot and wipe up as much of the stain up as possible using a clean cloth.
  3. Spray the stained area thoroughly and let it sit for about 5 minutes to allow the cleaning agents to work their magic.
  4. Using another clean cloth, blot at the stain until the area is dry.
  5. If the stain is still visible at all, you can repeat these steps.

*Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to the mixture in your spray bottle to give your carpeting a fresh scent.

Blood Stains

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Paper towels (or clean cloths)


  1. Drizzle just a little bit of hydrogen peroxide onto the blood stains and allow it to sit for a minute or two.
  2. Then blot at the stains with your paper towels or clean cloths until the stain is removed.
  3. For larger blood stains, allow the hydrogen peroxide to sit for a little longer.

These are all tough stains so if these cleaning tips do not clean the stains the first time around, be sure to try it a second time. For further assistance, contact local professionals, such as those from Conscientious Carpet Care.