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How to Remove Coffee, Grease, Blood, Ink & Urine Stain from Your Carpet & Upholstery

1. Coloured beverages (coffee, tea, syrup, etc.)

Dry the stained area by blotting any access liquid using a clean towel. Then, mix one tablespoon of liquid dish soap, one tablespoon of white vinegar, and two cups of warm water. Using another clean cloth, dab the stain with the mixture. Alternate with blotting using a dry cloth until the stain disappears.

2. Grease

Sprinkle the stain with cornstarch, baking soda or talcum powder to absorb the oil, and work it into the carpet and upholstery with a soft brush. Leave for at least 15 minutes, then vacuum to remove the powder. Blot the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent or mix one tbsp. of dishwashing detergent, two cups of hot water, and one tbsp. of household ammonia. Continue blotting until the oil is completely removed. Rinse the affected area with a wet cloth to remove any soapy residue. Repeat the steps if needed. 

3. Blood

Mix 2 tsp. of liquid dish detergent and cold water. Do not use warm or hot water as heat coagulates blood which will make it harder to remove. With the mixture, spray deliberately until the area is entirely soaked. Use a paper towel or dry cloth to blot the spot which will transfer the stain to the cloth. Rinse with cold water and repeat until the stain is completely removed. 

4. Ink

Soak a clean cloth with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and dab the wet cloth on the ink-stained material. Prevent rubbing or scrubbing as this can cause the stain to spread. Leave for a few minutes and blot excess moisture. Air-dry the material or use a hairdryer. If rubbing alcohol is not available, you can use nail polish remover, white wine, and vinegar. 

5. Urine

Mix and pour an equal amount of water and vinegar to the stain and blot continuously with a clean cloth until the majority of the moisture is removed. Sprinkle some baking soda onto the affected area and leave to dry to reduce the urine odor. Once completely dry, vacuum to remove the baking soda residue. 

*Before using any chemicals, test it on a small part of the carpet/sofa/mattress first to ensure that the chemical is safe to use on the material 

*If the stain remains, your best bet is to call a professional stain remover within 24 hours

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