Pollen Stains in Your Carpet
Spring has officially sprung, and if you’re like a lot of people, you are probably enjoying the warmer weather and the beautiful blooming flowers. One thing that you might not be enjoying, however, is the pollen. Not only do you have to worry about pollen causing allergy symptoms, but you also have to worry about it making a huge mess. Pollen can get all over your car, and if you aren’t careful, you and your family can even track it into your house, which can cause stains in your carpet. Luckily, there are a few tips and tricks you can follow, and you can also count on us at SPITz Carpet Cleaning to help with any pollen stains.
How to Prevent Pollen Stains in Your Carpet
The first step to preventing pollen stains on your carpet is to avoid tracking pollen into the house in the first place. Taking your shoes off at the door and asking your family members and guests to do the same can work wonders. If you don’t want to ask people to take their shoes off, keeping a sturdy outdoor rug at the door can help encourage people to clean their feet off. Following these tips can not only help prevent pollen stains on your carpet, but it can help keep your floor clean in general and can also help you avoid bringing allergens into your home.
Getting Rid of Pollen Stains
- The first step to getting rid of pollen stains is to work quickly. Vacuuming your floor regularly will help you get rid of any pollen that might have found its way on to your carpet. If you find that you aren’t able to get up all of the pollen by vacuuming, using a bit of sticky tape can help you remove any remaining residue.
- Once you have removed the pollen, you can focus on working on the stain. One option is to use a dry-cleaning solvent to carefully blot at the stain with a clean, white cloth.
- Alternatively, you can saturate the affected area of your carpet with a little bit of rubbing alcohol, then carefully blot at it with a clean, white cloth. Afterward, cleaning the area with a little bit of lukewarm water and a gentle detergent can help get rid of any remaining pollen and alcohol.
Even though these methods can be effective if you work quickly, set-in or larger stains are probably going to need a little bit of professional attention. Luckily, if you contact us at SPITz Carpet Cleaning in the San Fernando Valley, we can schedule an appointment to come out and clean your carpet. Not only can this help you get rid of pollen stains, but it can leave your carpet looking and smelling fresh as well. Visit our website to learn more about our signature Rotovac carpet cleaning system.
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