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Cleaning Tips LAKEWOOD, CA

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DYI & Cleaning Tips LAKEWOOD, CA

Sometimes stains can happen late at night or when you’re gone. Sometimes it may be inconvienant to call a cleaner or you need to prolong it for a while because of your work schedule. Here are some tips and tricks you can do yourself in the meantime to buy yourself some time before you have your carpets professionally cleaning in Lakewood, CA. Mark It Clean likes to help our customers and educate them on how to protect their carpets to ensure they last longer. We highly encourage environmental safe cleaning agents and discourage using any toxic or harmful chemicals.

There are some amazing and powerful cleaning agents in your cabinets at home that you may not even realize. Vinegar, baking soda, and some other simple eco-friendly and safe solutions can actually clean carpets and give it a more fresh aroma. Some of these are great spot cleans for carpets and upholstery.

Baking Soda & Vinegar

You can actually shake baking soda onto the carpet and let it sit for a bit and then vacuum it up. This will deodorize your carpet and give you a refreshing smell. It’s cheap and effective. You can even add essentials oils to it before shaking it on the carpet and it will absorb that smell.
When baking soda is combined with vinegar you can use it as a very effective tool to remove stains. You want to basically pour the vinegar on the stain and let it sit for a while. Afterwards sprinkle the baking soda on that stain as well. This will bring the stain to the surface of the carpet.

You don’t want to rub in any stain area or want to dab the stain are soaking up the stain. If you rub in the stain area you will actually drive the stain deeper into the carpets. Keep in mind you may not get the stains our completely but this is an effective technique to remove as much as possible at the time and then when you have your carpets professionally clean then the technicians will have a much easier time getting the rest of that stain out.

Vinegar & Dawn Dish Soap

A great stain remover is ¼ Cup of white vinegar and 1 tbsp. of Dawn dish soap and add some water – mix this together and you want to squirt onto the carpet stain. Let it soak for about 5-10 minutes. Blot the stain area – again DO NOT RUB.

Mark It Clean in Lakewood, CA is always happy to help you through any tough stain. You can call us at 562-726-2929. Call that same number when you are ready to get your carpets thoroughly deep cleaned by a Mark It Clean technician.

Other Techniques

  • Lift out stains from carpeting and upholstery with 1 cup clear ammonia in 2 liters of warm water then blot the stain area.
  • A mixture of 2 tablespoons salt dissolved in 1/2 cup white vinegar often times works. Remember to blot and not rub in any stains.
  • Often times if your kids spilled juice you can use 1 tablespoon of laundry detergent with 1 1/2 tablespoons of white vinegar and two cups of water. Let it sit then blot the stain.
  • If you spill Ink on the carpet you can mix milk with cornstarch to make a paste like concoction. Put this Milk paste on the ink stain. Let it dry for a few hour and brush off the residue and then follow it up with a good vacuum.
  • You can also use cornstarch for grease and oil stains. You want to sprinkle the cornstarch onto the grease and oil stains and let it sit for hours and then follow that up with a vacuum cleaning.


  • If you accidentally spill red or white wine you can pour salt on the stain and it will dilute the color. Then blot the spot with cold water. Afterwards you want to spread salt on that spot again and leave it on for around 10 minutes. Then follow that up with a good vacuum cleaning.
  • If your kid spills some greasy food you can mix salt and rubbing alcohol and let that sit on the spot for a bit. Then blot the area trying to get that grease up.

Mark It Clean hopes these tip help you in your Lakewood, CA homes. Again give us a call at 562-726-2929 to schedule a deep carpet cleaning to help rid your home’s carpet of those toughest stains.