Carpet Cleaning

The carpet in your home is all about adding warmth and comfort underfoot and is a wonderful décor solution that contributes to the room’s appeal. However, it is also a surface that can get stained and dirty, even when you are careful.

A simple stain or smudge can set into the carpet fibres and ruin the look of the carpet. Proper stain removal is one thing that professional carpet cleaners, such as Crystal Carpet Cleaners, excel at. They bring expertise and specialized equipment to thoroughly remove tough stains without damaging your carpet.

But in most cases, you will want to react to it immediately. That is why it is helpful to know some tricks and stain-removal strategies, while also having a reliable professional service like Crystal Carpet Cleaners on call for those particularly stubborn stains.

For those particularly challenging stains that seem resistant to DIY methods, Crystal Carpet Cleaners offers a solution tailored for residents in London. Located at 130 Cat Hill, London, Barnet EN4 8HU, United Kingdom, and reachable at +44 7557 914387, this professional service specializes in tackling tough carpet stains with a level of expertise and equipment that surpasses standard home cleaning methods. 

Their experienced team, equipped with advanced cleaning technologies and backed by comprehensive insurance, ensures effective and safe stain removal, preserving the integrity of your carpet. Whether it’s a stubborn wine spill or a difficult mud track, Crystal Carpet Cleaners can restore your carpet to its original condition, contributing to the overall cleanliness and aesthetic of your London home.

The basics of stain removal

Getting a stain on the carpet can feel pretty bad. But instead of panicking, Crystal Carpet Cleaners suggest that you just follow some proven carpet cleaning steps that can remedy the situation. Keep in mind the basics of stain removal and the general process you should follow.

Clear the excess asap

The first thing to do when a stain occurs is to remove the excess solid or liquid matter from the area. If it’s solid, use a spoon or a knife to scoop it up. If it’s liquid, blot the area with a clean cloth. You do this by pressing the cloth onto the moisture and absorbing as much of it as possible. Do not rub or scrub the stain because you don’t want to set it in deeper. Work from the outside edge of the stain towards its centre to stop it from spreading further.

Apply a solution to remove the stain

Knowing the manufacturer’s instructions, apply a carpet stain remover or a DIY solution to the stain. Once it is contained, you can work to remove it by either using the appropriate commercial product, or a homemade mix of ingredients, which is the safer option. In any case, don’t soak the stain excessively so as not to damage the backing of the carpet.

Blot away

Once the solution has had some time to work, use a clean cloth to absorb the stain. Repeat the process until there is no more to transfer onto the cloth. You can also cover the damp spot with paper towels and then weigh them down with something heavy.

How to deal with the top stain offenders

Now that you know the basic premise of the stain removal process, it’s time to find out working strategies for specific stains.


The most important thing to know about a blood stain is that using warm water is a no-go. Warmth coagulates blood and makes the liquid stick to the fibres more. When dealing with a blood stain, make sure you only use cold water or club soda. Blot dry and repeat if the stain is still visible.


The first order of business when dealing with a chocolate stain is to scrape off as much as possible. If it’s melted, fill a plastic bag with ice cubes and apply it to the chocolate. The goal is to freeze it and make it easier to scoop with a butter knife or a spoon. Vacuum the area to remove the small flakes and see if there is any stain left. In case there is still a stain on the carpet, use a mix of a few drops of dishwashing detergent and warm water. Apply the solution with a cloth and work it gently into the fibres. Let it sit and then blot dry. If the stain persists, repeat the process.

Candle wax

The way to remove candle wax is to harden it by using a bag of ice cubes. When the solids are gone, treat the area with a small amount of rubbing alcohol. Apply on the stain and blot with a paper towel.

Tea and coffee

Perhaps the best way to go about cleaning coffee or tea stains from the carpet is by mixing one tablespoon of dish soap with 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide. Begin by first blotting up the stain and then spray the solution on top of it. Work it into the fibres with your fingers. Let it sit for several minutes and then rinse with water. Blot dry and check if the stain is gone. If there are still any traces of it, repeat the process until you are satisfied.


If your children run over the carpet with their messy football shoes, you may get the urge to immediately start cleaning. But you should first wait for the stain to harden as that will make it easier to remove. First, scrape the dried mud off as much as possible. Be careful not to pull the pile too hard. Vacuum the area. Then, apply a mixture of warm water, dishwashing detergent and white vinegar to the remains. Let it sit like that for a few minutes, then blot it with a clean cloth.


Urine stains require quick reaction time. You have to blot up as much as possible before the liquid has had a chance to set in the fibres. Your best bet is an enzymatic cleaner. Read the instructions on how much to apply. If you are worried about how it will react with your carpet, get a product and test it on a concealed area of the carpet. It’s the sensible thing to do if you know you are getting a pet, as these incidents are just bound to happen. Being prepared means you won’t have nasty marks on the carpet.


If you spill wine on the carpet, the best course of action is to blot up the liquid and dilute it by adding club soda or just plain water. This makes it easier to soak up with a paper towel and remove the traces of wine from the carpet fibres.


Gum can be tricky to remove because it sticks to the carpet fibres and pulling it may cause them to snap. What you should do instead is freeze the gum by pressing an ice cube to it. Then, get a spoon or a dull spatula and carefully peel it away from the pile. Work slowly and be careful not to pull the carpet fibres.

Food-based stains

Stains that contain fat are a common occurrence in the kitchen. Such issues are best resolved with baking soda. Cover a fresh stain with enough baking soda and let it sit like this for some time. Vacuum it up and then blot it with a clean cloth and rubbing alcohol.

Knowing how to deal with stains is an important skill to add to your carpet cleaning expertise. That way you can keep the surface of the carpet free of rough marks and maintain its beauty and comfort for time to come.

Now you’re equipped to handle most tough stains at home and give your best shot at removing them without the need to call a professional cleaning crew. But even if you can’t, there’s always that option which will also save you some time and let’s face it – deliver better results.


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