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Carpet Stain Removal Tips from the St. Louis Area’s Carpet Cleaning Pros

“Darn it!” If you’ve ever spilled a glass of red wine or watched one of the kids sends a tumbler full of Kool-Aid cascading onto the carpet, those words have likely crossed your lips. While many things might be running through your mind in that moment, you have to focus on the best way to address the colored spot that now adorns your carpet. There are a number of things you should do, and a couple you definitely shouldn’t. The Sams Carpet Cleaning and Repair team has you covered! We’ve assembled this list of actions to take immediately to help ensure that stain doesn’t stick around.

Tip #1: Act Quickly to Remove Liquid

The first step is to extract as much liquid as possible out of the carpet. To do that, blot the affected area with a white or light-colored cloth. Apply pressure with the heel of your hand to absorb as much of the liquid as you possibly can. Remember, you only want to blot the area. Do not rub! The more it seeps into your carpet, the more time it will have to adhere to the carpet fibers, increasing the likelihood of permanent damage. Also, avoid using colored or printed towels on the spill. The dye from the material may transfer onto your carpet, leaving you with an even bigger mess than you started with.

Tip #2: Be Careful Using Over The Counter Cleaners

Stains and spills are always unexpected and obviously never welcome, so your first instinct might be to reach for a bottle of anything that could take care of the mess. But you might be inviting bigger problems. Before using any over the counter spot removers, which may contain certain ingredients that may cause more problems than they fix, try using warm water in a spray bottle and a white rag. Commercially available cleaning products are typically low quality, and most contain oil, petroleum, silica, or other chemicals. These can leave residue on your carpet, break down fibers, and ultimately, attract more dirt. You might also find different remedies for specific stains online. But be careful what you use on the carpet, because we have seen many customers left with a permanent stain that could have been avoided. If you are using an over-the-counter product, start by applying it in a very small area to see if it works. If not, set it aside and call a professional!

Tip #3: Use Quality Products Formulated for Carpet

If you’re a past customer of Sams, you received a free bottle of our “Outta Sight” spot remover. Outta Sight is trusted by homeowners throughout the St. Louis area, because it is specifically formulated to help you combat colorful spills without damaging your carpet or leaving residue behind. If you do not have a bottle of our Outta Sight spot remover, we recommend avoiding the DIY route completely. Using a product that isn’t made specifically for carpets could cause more damage. And that’s the last thing we want!

Tip #4: Bring in a Carpet Stain Professional

Ultimately, the best preventive action you can take is calling in a professional. We know the impact that different spills can have on carpet, and can create a solution to address the spot without damaging your carpet fibers. Going it alone and using improper chemicals and techniques can have negative long-term effects on your carpet. We want to help you avoid that. The Sams team cares about protecting your investment, and is committed to helping you eradicate unsightly stains.

Next time the red wine or Kool-Aid spills on your carpet, avoid the panic. Know that Sams is on your side! If you’re in the St. Louis region and you have a spot or stain you’re not quite sure how to handle, call the Sams team! We’ll assess the situation and deploy a solution tailored to overcoming your carpet stain.

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Repair Your Carpet Tears, Stains and Ripples before the Holidays

We’ve recently experienced our first snowfall in the greater Saint Louis area and all of sudden it feels like the holidays are upon us. Gathering around the Christmas tree or in the family room to share holiday traditions is a wonderful way to make memories. At Sams we want to ensure that those memories are made on spotless like-new carpets, because let’s face it no one wants to sit on a dirty carpet on Christmas morning, or have an unsightly stain or tear in your holiday photos! That’s why now is the perfect time to have Sams take care of cleaning up stains, and repairing tears and ripples in all of your household carpet.

Don’t Replace Rippled Carpet – Let Sams Repair It!

If you’re looking at your carpet and notice that it’s starting to develop ripples, you’re not alone. In fact, modern carpets are manufactured with materials and backings that are prone to ripples. Most people think that when a carpet starts to ripple that it is time replace it – but that’s just not the case. You can save time and money by calling Sams! In most cases, we can use special tools and techniques to re-stretch your carpet and make it look good as new. Homeowners are often amazed at the results! And the great news is that your carpet will be smooth and ready for you to welcome family and friends to your home for the holidays without having to worry about anyone tripping on those inconvenient ripples.

Take Care of Carpet Spots and Stains

Perhaps you can’t wait to have Aunt Mildred and Uncle Harry staying at your house over the holidays, but the spots and stains on your carpet are keeping you from being as excited as you should be. They may be new, or they could be stubborn stains that you just haven’t been able to beat. Whatever the case, the Sams team of professionals has the knowledge and experience to properly dispose of these offenders. We have techniques and cleaners not available on your store shelves that may take care of your spots and stains. But sometimes a spot won’t be phased by cleaning (think spilled paint or splashed bleach). In this case, we can spot dye or even patch the carpet so it looks as good as new. When we leave, it will be in tip-top shape and you’ll now be proud to welcome Aunt Mildred and Uncle Harry.

Carpet Feeling Dinghy? Opt for Carpet Cleaning!

Sams can make your carpets look like new with one visit from the yellow van. We use a state-of-the-art cleaning process to deep clean and restore life into your carpet. Our equipment is high-powered, allowing us to get more dirt and grime out of your carpets than you ever thought possible – stuff your vacuum can’t even pull out! While we’re in your home, we will carefully remove your furniture, apply corner guards where needed, and get right to work with our truck-mount steam extraction cleaning system. High- traffic areas which are matted and worn will come back to life and carpet will be thoroughly cleaned and ready for all of your entire family to enjoy. Our 8 step process will give your house a fresh feel as you gather to create lasting memories with those you love.

At Sams, we love spending time with family and friends, and we would welcome an opportunity to make sure that your home is the perfect place to host your loved ones this season. Give us a call and let us help you make this holiday season the best one yet.

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