Tackling Common Carpet and Upholstery Stains with Your Hand Steam Cleaner

Tackling Common Carpet and Upholstery Stains with Your Hand Steam Cleaner

There are several common stains that end up on upholstery and carpet that you may successfully tackle with your hand steam cleaner. In this guide, you will learn what steps you will need to address these stains.

Once you have performed each of the steps outlined here and have removed as much of the stain as you are able to, you should then rinse the spot with warm water. Then, a heavy towel should be laid down over the area. Once the heavy towel is in place, you should leave it until the area has completely dried. The common stains that we will cover in this brief guide include coffee and tea, fruit juice, and grease and oil.

Coffee and Tea Stains

Out of all of the stains that end up on carpet and upholstery, coffee and tea stains are among the most common. When one of these beverages spill, it is imperative that you act as quickly as possible. You may handle this type of stain in one of the following ways:

  1. First, you may pour a liberal amount of club soda over the stain. You should then take a small towel and blot the stain region until it is lifted. Once you have removed as much as possible, you should then run your hand steam cleaner over the area.
  2. Next, you may beat the yolk from an egg and place it over the stain and bot.
  3. Finally, you may also mix water and white vinegar equally and pour on the stain. This should lift the stain. Once the coffee or tea starts to lift, use your hand steam mop to go over the stain.

Fruit Juice

If you happen to drop fruit juice on your upholstery and/or carpet, it is relatively simple to clean up. The first thing that you should do is combine a tablespoon of your favorite laundry soap and a tablespoon of standard white vinegar. Then, you should add two cups of water. Once all of the substances have been mixed thoroughly, you should pour it directly on the stain and work the mixture until the fruit juice starts to lift. Once you have cleaned the area as much as possible by hand, simply go over the area with your hand steam cleaner.

Grease and Oil

It is very common for various types of grease and oil to get onto upholstery on your furniture and/or the carpet on your floors. If this happens, simply sprinkle some cornstarch on the stains. Cornmeal may also be used. You should then let the substance sit on the stains for 2-3 hours. You may then use a vacuum to clean up the substance. Immediately after, use your hand steam cleaner. If you prefer, you may rub shaving cream down on the stain. Once allowing it to dry, you may then use your hand steam cleaner to remove it and finish lifting the stains.


As you can see, there are many creative ways to lift common stains in your upholstery and carpet. In this guide, you have learned how to lift coffee and tea stains, fruit juice, grease, and oil and when to apply your hand steam cleaner to the stain.

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