Let’s face it, as much as you might try to keep your carpet squeaky clean, accidents are inevitable and can often be panic inducing. Spots and stains on your carpet are best resolved when they can be tackled right away, but it’s not a task that can or should be rushed. Our TruRinse professionals are experts in addressing spots and spills. Below are some things you should avoid as well as steps you should take to clean up those daily messes. 

A couple things NOT to do when tackling a spot or stain on your carpet:

1)   Don’t scrub your carpet initially. Overagitating can break down and weaken the structure and fibers of your carpet, which may result in your carpet fraying. If you scrub your carpet without removing most of the spill, you will cause the spill to spread further and also push it into the fibers of your carpet and possibly even into the carpet padding.  

2)  Avoid common all-purpose cleaners.Don’t use an all-purpose spray cleaner, bleach, or anything containing bleach, or detergent to try and get out the spill. Modern carpet is unique and complex. It’s made to include a variety of different fabrics and includes synthetic finishes and protectants, all of which contain their own set of chemicals. Unless specific to carpet, using commercial cleaning products is not advised. These are often the main causes of irreversible damage we see on carpets. Your carpet was not designed to handle the chemicals in these products and they will cause damage to the dyes and fibers in your carpet. Consider all natural cleaning products which minimize chemical reactions or re-soiling.

 Cleaning carpet is a delicate process and should be done in a specific way because improper cleaning can often cause irreversible damage to the material and fibers of your carpet. Here are a few recommended emergency steps to take when tackling a spot or stain on your carpet. 

Step One: Remove or Scoop Away any Solid Material

Getting to the heart of the stain or spill will be much easier once all solid pieces, if any, have been removed. Scoop away with a spoon or butter knife. Avoid agitating the spill during this step. Doing so may cause the spill to spread or go deep into the fibers. 

Step Two: Apply a Blotting technique

Your first step should be to use a clean white absorbent material, like a cloth or paper towel, and working from the outside in, blot the area until the cloth no longer picks up the color of the spill. 

Using a white cloth or paper towel over a colored cloth is recommended because using something colored could cause the dye from the cloth to bleed into your carpet as you are cleaning. Remember that using a scrubbing motion on your carpet will distort carpet fibers, cause it to fuzz, and damage the structure and durability of your carpet materials. 

 Step Three: Rinse with Clean Water but Don’t Over-Wet Carpet.

After you have finished blotting away the excess moisture from the spill, blot the spill with a fresh damp cloth and rinse out the cloth frequently. Do not apply water directly to the stain or oversaturate as this can cause your carpet to further absorb the spill making it harder to remove and causing a more permanent stain. It can also lead to other problems such as carpet lifting. 

After blotting with a damp cloth, use a dry cloth to soak up any residual moisture. Press down firmly on the cloth or towel to ensure the area dries properly.  

If you use a carpet cleaning solution, read all instructions before applying it to your carpet and do a test on a small hidden patch of carpet before using it on a spill. The last thing you want to do is cause more damage to a spill with a cleaner that isn’t right for your carpet. When choosing which cleaning solution is best for you, consider the ingredients included. Avoid products which bleach or detergents. Consider all natural cleaners designed specifically for carpets.

 Step Four: Repeat the Process if Necessary

Does the spill area appear to be getting smaller or disappearing? Depending on the severity of the spot or stain, you may need to repeat steps two and three multiple times before noticing a difference. 

Step Five: Call the Professionals 

Cleaning up messes can be stressful, especially if you do not know how to properly handle them. If you have done everything you can and the spot or stain will not go away, it’s time to bring in the professionals, like TruRinse.

It’s not easy to find competent carpet professionals that can be trusted completely, but you can put your trust in TruRinse. We have been fully dedicated to carpet cleaning and repairing for more than a decade and ensure thorough and detail-oriented work. We use chemical-free technology that won’t damage carpets, we only use safe methods of cleaning and restoring your carpets.

 Don’t let those spots and stains sit any longer! Call us at (801) 226-6827 or book an appointment online with us today!  

 Last Updated on February 15, 2024.
 

Angela K.
Angela K.
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Martha S.
Martha S.
The guys did an... excellent job. They were thorough and quick. Very pleased with the cleaned carpets. Dried fast! Back in within 24 hours. Thank you Vince and Colby! Cream colored carpet, 3 hounds and lots of people traffic make for a challenge; you made it look flawless.read more
Spencer C.
Spencer C.
The attention to detail... with a vacuum, spray solution, a carpet rake to work out any trouble areas and the cleaning process is far superior to a company that spells their name forward or backwards the same. Love their up front pricing… compared to the service fees on top of “specials” that others have had. Technician was clean, wore booties, was respectful of my time and questions I had. I’m a happy customer.read more
Robyn M.
Robyn M.
This is the second time... we’ve hired this company and they’ve gone above and beyond both times. We had Andrew clean our carpets today and he was so positive, professional, attentive, and generous. The carpets look amazing. He was able to get crushed slime out of our master bedroom carpet and toddler urine out of my daughter’s bedroom. 😂 You would never know how much my kids abuse these carpets based on these “after” pictures. Thank you, Andrew and the TruRinse team who set up the appointment and communicated so clearly. I will continue to recommend you to everyone I know and will be reaching out in the future for another cleaning! Also, I REALLY appreciate the very clean, fragrance free, natural salt product you use! It cleans so well without any of the junk!!! 👏👏👏read more
Susan H.
Susan H.
Matt with TruRinse make... my carpet and tile floors look like new!! He did such a great job! I highly recommend Matt and his company!read more
melanie S.
melanie S.
Jacob cleaned my carpets... better than they have ever been cleaned before he did an excellent job!!!read more
Stephanie M.
Stephanie M.
Blake did a fantastic... job! He was prompt, professional and communicative!read more
Austin
Austin
Kaleb just cleaned our... couch. He was fantastic and great with our kids as well. We will definitely be TruRinse customers for the long term.read more
Francesca M.
Francesca M.
Absolutely excellent.... Both Blake and Colby were kind and professional. The service was quick and the rug turned out better than new. Very grateful for their efficiency and kindness.read more
Brad K.
Brad K.
Matt came to the house... to clean and stretch carpets. He was awesome! Not only was he very polite, careful and timely but he also did an amazing job with everything. Solid job, highly recommend!read more
Leann B.
Leann B.
Kaleb and Derek cleaned... a very stained area of children's bedrooms and stairs. It looks perfect. Can believe it. Thanks!read more
Toni C.
Toni C.
Had the TruRinse team... out again to spring clean my carpets and chair! Our technician was very knowledgeable and very kind, he took extra care making sure our baseboards and door frames weren’t scuffed from the hoses!!! Our carpet and chair look brand new again! Thanks again TruRinse team, we will never use anyone else!!!read more
Krista W.
Krista W.
I loved the guys who... came to do carpets and my sofa. I didn’t think the sofa was so dirty until it was clean againread more
Heather S.
Heather S.
My daughter spilled some... black paint on her bedroom carpet. I worked at it for 2 days trying to get it out with no success. A friend of mine gave me TruRinse’s number and they came right over and was able to get the spot out!! They are the ONLY carpet cleaners I’ll ever use.Thank you Matt!!read more
Mary anne G.
Mary anne G.
We REALLY got our... money's worth!! The carpets are cleaner than they've ever been since original instalation 18 years ago... and we have kids and dogs!read more
Syria De La C.
Syria De La C.
Phenomenal job! Great... service!!read more
JR
JR
Jacob was really great... to work with. He walked through the process with us and did a very thorough job. Turned out awesome!read more
Ariel W.
Ariel W.
Professional, all stains... removed job well done. Will use services again Thank you!read more
Sheryl R.
Sheryl R.
After a bad experience... with a well known carpet cleaning company, I was referred to TruRinse by a family member. I am so impressed with their service and knowledge. They have been so helpful with our home as well as our rentals. Matt came over to do some repairs after it was cleaned and it looks fantastic! I am a customer for life!read more
Karen H.
Karen H.
We were so impressed... with the quality of work that was performed on our carpets. We had a bad stain in one area and they were able to completely remove the stain. We will definitely use this company again. Riley and Caleb were very friendly and professional.read more
Heidi R.
Heidi R.
Kaleb and Derek did a... great job! The carpets look amazing!read more
Megan R.
Megan R.
Andrew was on time,... efficient and friendly . Great serviceread more
Megan J.
Megan J.
TruRinse did a great... job. They were prompt, efficient and friendly.read more
Autumn M.
Autumn M.
I had them come and... clean my carpets and spot clean my couch before I moved out. Blake did an amazing job was very professional and made it look like it was brand new carpet got the stains out of my couch as well. I couldn't believe how clean it was very impressed and the price was just as good very low cost for an amazing clean and fresh smell not a bunch of chemical smells either a very clean fresh smell i love it. I will most definitely use them again and will be recommending them to everyone.read more
Katie T.
Katie T.
Jacob did the most... amazing job cleaning my carpet. He was on time and was incredibly professional through out the entire experience. THANK YOU trurinse ◡̈ i’ll definitely recommend you to my family!!read more
Beth L.
Beth L.
Been using TruRinse... since they began. Comparable to ZeroRez, but local—we like that!read more
Ash P.
Ash P.
Jason was quick and... professional, did an awesome job.read more
Ashlee S.
Ashlee S.
Vince and Brady did a... great job! Our carpets look amazing.read more
Jacob T.
Jacob T.
I Bought the TruRinse... Solution Spray Bottle from Andrew and it work's AMAZING it has helped me clean up many spot's no matter if it is Soda, juice, throw up, or anything else that need's cleaning it is the very first thing that I try and it work's great BUY IT thank you Andrew and thank you TruRinse!!read more
Marti I.
Marti I.
Friendly and very... professional service. Thank you Blake for making our carpet look so good.read more
Vaughn C.
Vaughn C.
Excellent service;... prompt, courteous, friendly and professional. We had our carpet cleaned and stretched. Our carpet had several ripples and all have been completely eliminated. Our carpet looks like new. We are very satisfied. Outstanding work.read more
Trisha K.
Trisha K.
Oh my word these guys... are awesome! I heard about them from a friend who does daycare and decided to give them a try (i have used other in the past, usually disappointing-zerorez was sadly the worst)... I asked for the same technician she used (Jacob) just to be on the safe side, but was assured all their technicians are great ;).... these guys were kind, professional, fast and my carpets look BEAUTUFUL! After a huge Easter party, we had silly putty, baby food pouch splatter, throw up etc, i mean my carpet was rough! So got i called the next day lol! They were able to come out when i needed and really did a fabulous job! Thankyou sooo much!!! Supernice that they cared they did their job they didn't add any extra fees, not for anybof those spots, nothing! Way to run a good business!:)read more
Gina W.
Gina W.
I got online Sunday... afternoon to find a carpet cleaner who didn't use chemicals and saw TruRinse. I reached out to them in a message. Promptly Monday morning I got a text saying they could come that same day. Not only did they arrive at the appointed hour, but they were kind and helpful. They listened to my needs and did a great job! I would definitely recommend them! From start to finish, we are so pleased!read more
Lariana A.
Lariana A.
Excelente servicio. Muy... amablesread more
Lindi M.
Lindi M.
Great customer service... from beginning to end. Booking an appointment was easy and the technicians were on time and great to work with. I love that my house doesn’t smell like chemicals but my carpet is clean!read more
Andalin B.
Andalin B.
We are very happy with... this service. Matt did an exceptional job removing soap residue. Carpet looks great! Highly recommended!read more
Tracey B.
Tracey B.
I am so impressed with... TruRinse carpet cleaning. Vince was my technician and he took such good care to clean my carpets. He attended to the smallest detail!read more
Samantha M.
Samantha M.
We are thrilled with... TruRinse! Blake did an AMAZING job with our carpets, stairs and couch. Blake was very knowledgeable and honest with the many questions we had. He was also very punctual, polite and professional.The person who booked our appointment was very kind and made booking a breeze. Once the carpet dried, it looks and feels brand new! We will absolutely use TruRinse again and be recommending them to all of friends and family. Thank you!!read more
ROB A.
ROB A.
We are very happy with... the carpet cleaning work they did. Blake and Colby were good to explain the process, take care to make sure the hoses didn’t mark anything and that we were happy with the result. We will definitely use Turin’s again.read more
Angelique E.
Angelique E.
Vince and Colby were... awesome! Polite and efficient. The carpets look incredible. We will definitely use TruRinse again.Thank you!read more
Maggie H.
Maggie H.
Kaleb and Allan did an... incredible job! I am in shock with how clean my rugs and sectional are! They cleaned our tile floors and the grout is a completely different color than before because it was so dirty! I didn’t realize how dirty my floors were! I am SO impressed and thrilled with my clean house!read more
Tami W.
Tami W.
Jed did a really great... job. He was very friendly and thorough!read more
Melissa
Melissa
Vince and Andrew were... great! So accommodating, respectful and quick. I will use TruRinse every time I need my carpets cleaned. Also, did you know they can stretch your carpet if you have waves? Not the same day as cleaning but it’s a service they offer.read more
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