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DIY Carpet Stain Cleaning Hacks You Won't Believe Actually Work.

DIY Carpet Stain Cleaning Hacks You Won't Believe Actually Work.

Sure, regularly scheduled professional carpet cleanings are vital to the health of your home and carpet, but did you know you can find solutions in your kitchen cabinets to tackle common stains between cleanings?

Here are a few common stains and some common (and some not so standard) solutions for removing them:

Wine < Salt - Immediately after a wine spill occurs, pour salt on the spill to keep it from setting while you decide which cleaning method you will use. Use salt combined with white wine to help lift up the pigment from a red wine stain. Then, using a solution of two cups of warm water, one tablespoon of distilled vinegar and one tablespoon of dishwashing liquid, dip a sponge into the solution and blot away the stain.

Juice < Shaving Cream - For juice spills, use a paper towel to blot the stain, pat it with a wet sponge, squirt some shaving cream on it, then wipe clean with a damp sponge.

Coffee or Tea < Beer - For coffee or tea stains, pour a little bit of beer right on top. Lightly rub the beer into the carpet, and the stain should disappear completely. Repeat as necessary.

Glue < Rubbing Alcohol - For glue spills, moisten a soft cloth with rubbing alcohol and apply it directly to the stain. Once the glue is thoroughly moistened, wipe and repeat until it is completely clean.

Gum < Ice - Use a wrapped ice cube to freeze the gum then peel from the carpet.

Paint - if the paint stain is still wet, blot the spot with a damp paper towel. If it has dried, use warm water and dish detergent to moisten the stain. Let the solution sit for a little while, then use a knife or pin to scrape away the paint fragments gently. Use caution not to damage your carpet's fibers.

If you find yourself with a stubborn stain that just won't budge, don't worry; Gator Clean is just around the corner ready to return your carpet back to its original clean luster. 

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What Your Neighbors Say About Gator Clean

I hired Gator Clean to clean my carpets, home air ducts, and dryer duct and vent. Danielle and Kelly were pleasant, cheerfully answered my many questions, and did a thorough job. My carpet is old (10+ years) and had not been cleaned in a few years due to COVID; it ended up looking nicer than I expected! I was especially impressed by how careful they were with my possessions (e.g., covering things to protect them from dust that might fall from a ceiling vent) and how well they cleaned up afterward. This was my first experience with the company and I am impressed!

Mark Witwer
April 26, 2022

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When I called Gator Clean, I left a message inquiring about their services and pricing. I received a return call with 10 minutes. I found the prices and availability to be better than other companies. They came out within a week and cleaned my air ducts. They were ON TIME, FRIENDLY, and PROFESSIONAL. They explained the entire process, did a fantastic job and cleaned up after ducts were cleaned. Other companies need to take lessons from their staff! Highly recommend Gator Clean.

Brenda Sutton
February 10, 2022

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I contacted Gator Clean to clean our dryer vent. Daniele was professional and set the appointment for the next day. She and Kelly arrived on time, very conscientious of our home. Cleaned our dryer vent and cleaned up behind themselves! Quick and efficient. Will definitely be using them again in the future!

Lora Tarleton
January 27, 2022

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PROMPT, HELPFUL SERVICE - VERY INFORMATIVE FOR TIPS AND ABOUT THE PROCESS OF HOW THEY CLEAN THE DRYER VENT. HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND WILL USE AGAIN. THANKS DANIELLE.

Jaimee Hibbs
January 20, 2022

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Danielle and Kelly did a great job

Wayne Gill
December 29, 2021

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