Carpet & Upholstery
by Barbara Loriane, TLC Clean
We love our pets, our kids, our wine, and snacks. Sooner or later though, we will end up with stains on our carpet and upholstery – and we have to clean them up.
With eco-friendly TLC Clean for Carpet, getting rid of stains is quick and easy.
- TLC Clean for Carpet & Upholstery
- Bucket of Hot Water
- Clean Towels
- Optional: Black Light Tool
Depending on the size of the area you’re cleaning, you won’t need much product.
Add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon TLC Clean for Carpet
Hot Water in a bucket (from 4 cups to a full bucket)
Stir to dissolve completely
There’s a cat in this house, so there are stains.
Begin by assessing the mess
You may want to use a black light to detect organic stains, including vomit, urine, feces, food, and more.
The black light is a great tool to have, so you can see where there is soil, so you can clean it.
Before you start cleaning the spot, notice where the edges of the stain are.
Clean inside the circle.
By doing this, you avoid spreading the soil into a larger area.
Wet the sponge, ring out much of the water. You don’t want to soak the area, that could spread the stain.
Apply water to the carpet with the sponge.
Then blot with a clean towel. Keep checking to see soil on the towel.
Try rubbing, to loosen the soil so you can extract it.
If you have sturdy carpet, use a brush (if necessary) to loosen the stain.
Continue, wetting, blotting, rubbing, and scrubbing until the stain is gone and the carpet is almost completely dry.
Keep changing the towels, so you’re not returning soil to the carpet once you’ve extracted it.