Did you know that 91% of Americans do some type of spring cleaning?
No wonder that with so many people cleaning sometimes looking for ways to get rid of stains is a must.
There are many different kinds of stains that can easily happen and getting rid of them can be a pain.
Keep reading to learn 5 common household stains and how to remove them properly.
5 Common Household Stains
It’s impossible to have a spotless home every day unless no one is living in it. The thing most of us fear is household stains that are difficult to remove or that damage our furniture, cabinets, or floor. Luckily most stains can be removed either by making your own cleaning products, hiring a professional, or buying a special cleaning product.
1. Coffee Stains
Believe it or not, eggs are the magic ingredient to remove coffee stains. First, you will have to separate the yolk from the white part and beat the yolk until it’s runny. Then with a clean cloth work the liquid into the coffee stain for about a minute.
Rinse the stain with water until the runny liquid is gone.
2. Pet Stains
With more than 43 million households owning a dog accidents are bound to happen, especially when we bring a new puppy home that’s not housebroken. To remove a urine accident first, pat the urine dry then pour a solution mix of one part water and one part vinegar. After putting the solution on the stain scrub the area.
Then, sprinkle baking soda on the stain and pour more vinegar over it. Last but not least wipe up the area.
3. Grass Stains
This can be a little more difficult because grass stains are a combination stain but still possible to remove with a little extra work. First, mix cold water and one tablespoon of dishwasher detergent. Then, use a clean cloth to sponge the stain with the solution you mixed.
Blot the grass stain until the liquid is absorbed. Keep repeating until the stain is gone.
4. Mud Stains
Mud can easily be tracked into the home by kids or pets. Before dealing with a mud mess let it dry. Make sure you fully let it dry or else you will make it worse. Once the mud has fully dried vacuum up as much of the dried mud as possible.
Next, mix a tablespoon of dishwasher detergent with warm water and use a clean cloth to blot it into the stain. Use another dry cloth to absorb the solution. Keep repeating this until the mud stain is 100% gone.
5 Blood Stains
This can be a scary red stain in your home but not impossible to remove. Once the person bleeding is taken care of you can focus on removing the stain. The faster you attend to a blood stain the better your results will be.
Use a cotton cloth or cotton bud to apply hydrogen peroxide in circular motions. Give it a few minutes to dry and repeat until the blood stain is completely gone.
Remove Stains like a Pro
Are you feeling more prepared for the next time you have sudden household stains? Accidents are never planned but with the list above you will feel like a pro next time there’s a new stain in your house.
If you’re having trouble removing a tough stain it might be time to call the pros. Contact us today to make your appointment.