Carpet Cleaning Products

by Karen Bates
(last updated November 29, 2021)

If you have carpet in your home, it's pretty much certain that something will spill on it at one time or another. Even though carpeting is a comfortable and beautiful way to cover the floors in your home, it has its own specific cleaning and maintenance needs.

When something gets on the carpet, your first instinct is to clean the mess up right away. But what kind of cleaner should your reach for? The answer depends on a few factors, like the kind of spill and what the carpet itself is made of.

There are various carpet cleaning products for you to choose from when your carpet needs to be cleaned. You can select the best cleaner by taking things like the type of spill, the carpet material, and the age of the stain into account. Some of your choices for carpet cleaners include:

  • Multi-Purpose Cleaners. These tend to come in the form of a cleaner spray, and can be applied directly to the spot on your carpet. In some cases, this cleaner alone can successfully clean up a nasty spill, but since it's not necessarily designed for the specific stain or carpeting, it might not work every time.
  • Pet Stain Removers. Although owning a pet can be a positive experience, cleaning up after your cat, dog, or other animal is not the highlight of your day. Fortunately, there are cleaning formulas available designed especially for removing stains and odors left by animals. You can find these at a pet store, or even at the grocery store in some areas.
  • Steam Cleaning. If you own a steam cleaner or can rent one, this can be an excellent way to remove carpet stains. Some steam cleaners can clean many surface types, and may have special attachments to make carpet cleaning easy and effective.
  • Carpet Cleaning Spray. Some cleaners are designed especially for carpet. These will probably be more successful than a multi-purpose cleaner, especially for extra-tough spots.
  • Cleaners for Specific Stains. If you spill something like red wine or yellow mustard on the carpet, you might want to try a cleaner that is made especially for these kinds of stains. These formulas are more likely to completely remove dye stains that might seem impossible to get rid of at first.

Next time you find yourself with a stained carpet, don't panic. Consider which cleaner would work best for the situation and try your best to clean the spot with the right carpet cleaning product.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

MORE FROM KAREN

Cleaning a Convection Oven

A convection oven is an alternative to a standard oven. It heats using fans that circulate hot air, evenly heating food ...

Discover More

Shower Cleaning

How can you get a clean shower area? Be sure you have the right cleaning materials and do your best to prevent build-up.

Discover More

File Organizing

Piles of paper on your desk can become an overwhelming sight. Taking a little time to organize these documents can help ...

Discover More

The Power of Microfiber! Zwipes Microfiber Cleaning Cloths will become your favorite tool for every cleaning task. This 36-cloth package is perfect for hundreds of uses in the garage, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and all around the house. Each cloth is tough, streak-free, lint-free, reusable, and washable. Check out Microfiber Cleaning Cloths today!

More Cleaning Tips

Getting Soot Stains Out of Rugs and Carpets

It is all to easy to leave a soot stain on carpet if you have a wood burning stove, fireplace or if you use candles in ...

Discover More

Cleaning Soot from Carpeting

Greasy soot stains can be easily smeared and should be cleaned by first removing as much of the soot as possible. This ...

Discover More

Removing Dog Smell from Carpets

Dog odors stick in carpets more than anything else in the home. If the smell is from accidents an enzyme spray applied ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] (all 7 characters, in the sequence shown) in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is four less than 9?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.