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Summer Stains: Stain Removal Tips To Get Common Summer Stains Clean

Summer Stains: Stain Removal Tips To Get Common Summer Stains Clean - Revive Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning
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At Revive, we know that summer brings fun and relaxation, but it can also bring a variety of stubborn stains inside your home.

From spilled summer snacks on your carpet to muddy footprints on tile, summer fun brings summer stains. This guide will arm you with effective techniques to keep your indoor spaces spotless all summer long.
(and kids… please keep those ice cream cones outside)

Summer Stains: Stain Removal Tips To Get Common Summer Stains Clean - Revive Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning

How Can I Remove Ice Cream Stains from Carpets?

What is better than that chocolate ice cream cone on a hot summer day? But when brought inside…melty ice cream is the drippiest of desserts. Ice cream drops can leave sticky, colored stains on carpets.

First, remove any excess ice cream with a spoon, being careful not to spread the stain. Blot the area with a mixture of dish soap and cold water.

Apply this solution gently, then rinse by blotting with a clean cloth soaked in water. Repeat until the stain is lifted.

Summer Stains: Stain Removal Tips To Get Common Summer Stains Clean - Revive Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning

What’s the Best Method to Tackle Mud Stains on Rugs?

Summer storms and days at the beach mean muddy, sandy shoes and muddy, sandy rugs. Once dry, vacuum up the loose dirt.

Mix a solution of warm water and liquid laundry detergent, apply it to the stained area, and blot with a soft cloth. Rinse by blotting with water and lay flat to dry.

Feel free to call us if your rugs and/or carpets need a professional cleaning.

How to Remove Pollen Stains from Upholstery?

Buzzing bees  and bright summer flowers often mean pollen, which can transfer onto upholstery.

Do not rub the pollen; instead, lightly vacuum the area using the brush attachment. Treat any remaining marks with a solution of laundry detergent and warm water. Gently dab the stain, then rinse and let air dry.

If you need a thorough, professional upholstery cleaning, we are happy to help. Pollen can contribute to allergies and lessen your summer fun.

Can Grease Stains Be Removed from Kitchen Tiles?

Cooking more at home can lead to grease stains on tiles. Sprinkle baking soda on the stain to absorb the grease, then wipe away after a few minutes.

For tougher stains, use a degreaser or a mixture of vinegar and warm water, apply to the area, then scrub with a brush and rinse clean.

And remember, we specialize in tile and grout cleaning. Contact us any time for a quote.

How Do I Deal with Sunscreen Stains on Drapes?

Sunscreen can get onto drapes when windows are opened or closed.

To remove, dab the stain with a cloth soaked in a solution of detergent and warm water. Rinse by blotting with a clean, damp cloth. Avoid hot water, which can set the stain further.

Summer Stains: Stain Removal Tips To Get Common Summer Stains Clean - Revive Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning

Best Practices for Cleaning Sweat Stains from Indoor Seat Cushions

Sweat can leave marks on seat cushions during hot summer parties. Children at play outside can leave sweat stains inside.

Mix a solution of vinegar (or hydrogen peroxide) and water, apply to the stain and let it soak in for 30 minutes. Wash the cushion cover if removable, or blot the solution out and air dry the cushion.

If the stains persist, or are particularly bad, our team of experts has specialized and safe methods to rid your home of sweat stains.

Summer Stains: Stain Removal Tips To Get Common Summer Stains Clean - Revive Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning

Strategies for Removing Chocolate Stains from Living Room Carpets

Chocolate can melt quickly during hot weather and drip onto carpets. Scrape off any solid residue. Mix dish soap with cold water and blot the stain.

Use a clean white cloth, working from the outside in to prevent spreading. Rinse with cold water and blot until dry.

Summer Stains: Stain Removal Tips To Get Common Summer Stains Clean - Revive Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning

How to Address Spilled Wine on Dining Room Rugs

Spilled wine is common during summer celebrations.

Blot as much as possible with a clean cloth. Mix a solution of dish soap, white vinegar, and warm water. Apply to the stain, let sit for a few minutes, then blot and rinse with water. Repeat as necessary.

Key Takeaways:

  • Prompt action: Address stains immediately for best results.
  • Right solution: Use the appropriate cleaner for each type of stain and material.
  • Gentle methods: Blot stains rather than rubbing to avoid spreading or setting them deeper.
  • Test first: Always test cleaning solutions on a small, inconspicuous area first.
  • Get Help: If stains persist or for convenience, call Revive!

Don't Let Summertime Stains Slow You Down!

Don’t Let Summertime Stains Slow You Down!

Winters in Minnesota are long. So when summer comes, you want to enjoy it. Use these tips to knock out summer stains and keep your home clean and fresh in spite of the outside…well…coming in from time to time.

And if you need us, we are here. Schedule a cleaning at any time or contact us with any further questions. Let us help keep your summer fun outside!

Jeff Dalrymple
Posted June 26, 2024
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