The Best Water Based Products
It is important to know what kind of stain you are trying to clean in order to buy best water stain remover. For instance, if the spot on your carpet is from spaghetti sauce and wine, it might need a different treatment than one that’s made with coffee grounds and hot sauce.
– Spaghetti Sauce: Use baking soda mixed in water or club soda followed by dish soap for best results. Let sit for 30 minutes before scrubbing dry with paper towels or cloth towel. Rinse thoroughly and repeat as needed until stains disappear.
– Wine: Try white vinegar first since its acidic properties will help break down food particles better than anything else; then use ammonia (it helps break down protein) or regular detergent after removing any excess residue left behind by the vinegar.
– Coffee: Use a solution of half water and half ammonia or liquid chlorine bleach. Let it sit for 30 minutes then scrub with dish soap, rinse well, wait five to ten minutes before trying again if needed. Repeat until the coffee residue is gone.
– Hot Sauce: Rinse first with cold water; soak up any excess moisture by using paper towels or cloth towel soaked in cool saltwater (use one cup of salt per gallon of tap water); when dry use club soda and baking soda mixed together followed by cloth towel dipped in boiling hot soapy water to neutralize pH level; leave wet vac on spot for as long as you can stand it, let air dry completely before walking on carpet or putting furniture back where it belongs.