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It seems like where there is a gathering, there is likely to be soda, and more often than not, soda or cola stains can find their way to your carpet. The dyes within the drink cause the stain, but that is not the end of it. Most sodas are made with sticky, sugary syrups that attract dust, dirt, and grime.
Pour small amount of cold water on stain and keep blotting to dilute. Method 1: Combine 2 cups of cold water, 1 tbsp of dishwashing liquid & 1 tbsp of white vinegar – dampen a cloth with solution, dab and alternate dab with a dry white cloth (use a new cloth & cold water to finish).
STEP 1: Soak the clothing item in one quart of warm water mixed with a half a teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent or your choice of laundry detergent and one tablespoon of ammonia. Let soak thoroughly for 30 minutes then rinse well in cool water.
So, are carpet stains permanent? Carpet stains can become permanent if they are not removed or treated correctly and immediately.
These are some of the worst culprits out there. Soda is particularly problematic for the teeth as it is acidic. This acid will actually cause the teeth to become more porous and prone to subsequent staining. Dark sodas such as those of the cola variety will discolor teeth more than lighter varieties.
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The most common cola colourant is caramel and it can cause very obvious staining of lighter fabrics, carpets and rugs. These stains can be removed completely from your carpet or upholstery, but the best results are achieved when the stain is tackled soon after it has happened.
Trust us on this; the vinegar will not remove stains that are embedded in your carpet and may, in fact, harm your carpet fibers. You`ll end up with the same dirt you had before, but with the added problem of color fading and changes in carpet texture.
White Vinegar and Laundry Detergent (Another great trick for clothes) Cover the stain in white vinegar, which neutralizes purple and red pigments. Immediately after applying the vinegar, rub in liquid detergent, then launder in hot water. The stain should lift.
Does baking soda remove red wine stains? Baking soda removes wine stains and has similar effects such as salt. What you need to do is to apply a soda, but in the shape of paste. Mix up one part of baking soda with three parts of water and add it to the stained area.
Reddish-brown stains: These types of stains are usually caused by dissolved iron in your water. Once this iron is exposed to oxygen, it forms iron oxide, which gives it the reddish-brown color. Iron in your water doesn`t just leave stains on your bathroom fixtures; it can also cause “yellowing” of your laundry.
Hot Water Extraction

Otherwise known as steam cleaning, this is easily the most common professional carpet cleaning technique. Steam cleaning uses hot water at high pressure to penetrate into carpet fibers, breaking down the dirt and bacteria stored deep within. The hot water is then extracted via vacuum.

Combining baking soda with vinegar is one of the most versatile carpet cleaners for old stains. Measure a half cup each of baking soda and vinegar into a gallon of water and mix well if you`re working on a large stain.
Carpet Wicking is the Culprit For Reoccurring Brown Spots

Carpet Browning is a directly related to the process of wicking. Wicking is when the carpet gets wet from cleaning, and the deeper parts of the carpet fibers absorb all that excess moisture.


According to Good Housekeeping, Coke will remove blood stains, grease and gross odours from clothing. Just pour a can of the stuff in the wash and run the cycle as per usual – the Coke will lift out the stain and stink and wash away with it.

No! Red wine stains aren`t permanent for most carpets.

Even dry red wine stains can be removed with the right approach. But red wine stains can become permanent if you apply heat. Hot water can make the stain bind to the carpet fibers, especially if the carpet has natural fibers that become more porous when heated.

How to Remove Red Dye Stains. Rewash the stained clothes in a non-chlorine bleach along with your regular laundry detergent. Soak your dye-stained laundry in the non-chlorine bleach and laundry detergent mixture for up to 8 hours, then wash again. Repeat as necessary until the red stain is no longer visible.
Typically, cold water works great on blood, as well as food, beverages and water-based paint, while hot water works best on protein-based stains. Unfortunately, there`s no golden rule to stain removal. For example, most food stains should be soaked in cold water, unless it`s egg, mustard or a tomato-based product.
If you`re wondering, “does cola stain?”, the answer is yes.
You can use baking soda (aka bicarbonate of soda) to clean and deodorize all kinds of carpet and area rugs, but the method used depends on whether the stain is grease-based (think pizza, oil, mayonnaise) or non-greasy (like mud, wine, blood). In all cases, the process starts by sprinkling baking soda over the stain.
Combine one teaspoon of liquid dishwashing detergent and a tablespoon of ammonia with two cups of warm water. With a clean white cloth, expunge the stain using the detergent and ammonia solution by blotting the liquid until it is completely absorbed.
You`ll probably need to let it sit overnight, but the key is to wait until the vinegar has completely dried. As it dries, the smell of the vinegar should dissipate.
Pour a small amount of vinegar on the stain, followed by a sprinkle of baking soda. The vinegar works to saturate and soften up the offending mark while the baking soda does the lifting and deodorizing. Together, they bubble a little and work as a team to lift the stain to the surface.

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Carpet stained recently cleaned my cream coloured carpet in my entrance hall with a carpet cleaning product, wet foamy spray type, ran out of this and found a part bottle of a different brand in my cupboard, used this to finish off however must be some sort of reaction and carpet gone a greenish colour i think (colour blind sorry ) any idea’s of any product that might restore my carpet, will try anything, nothing to loose. thank you Peter McGurk Goole East Yorks
ANSWER : Ok in the future try to have carpet cleaned only by a pro. For spot cleaning use white paper towels or dish towels and warm water. (ONLY WHITE) 99% of fabric is white and then dyed to color and if you use a color cloth you might pull the dye from the cloth into the carpet. Now what you can try is your basic dishwashing detergent like electrosal with warm water and a dishtowel. little at a time try to blot not rub. try AFTA if that doesnt work. wet the rag first with warm water. pour the afta on the wet rag not on the carpet.

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My carpet cleaner (bissell proheat plus) is not steaming, dispensing cleaner. Seems like there’s a little thingy that should be spinning or turning….. When I work a small area of carpet, it just leaves behind dry blobs of carpet gunk like pet hair. I had to use a carpet sweeper to clean up. FYI – I filled the cleaning fluid container and after trying to clean the carpet, it did empty out but the carpet isn’t wet. Any tips? The manual doesn’t help.
ANSWER : You need to replace the pump belt. Here is the belt you need:

Bissell ProHeat Belt

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We have a Bissell Proheat Cleanshot 2X Model 9500 Steam carpet cleaner. The first time we used it things were great. The second time we used it it left tracks in the carpet. We have no idea what caused this. We tried using the machine on an entirely different carpet and it did the same thing. After vacuuming the carpet about 10 or 12 times, the tracks are still embedded in the carpet – HELP!!!! We’re read and reread the manual and contacted customer service and received no help.
ANSWER : First things first. It’s only the second time you have used the machine, so it must be fairly new. If you have a receipt and the unit is less than a year old you should take it to an authorized Bissell repair center and have the machine inspected under warranty.
.Otherwise, The jets on this unit clog easily, there are two of them and you can locate them under the recovery tank towards the front of the machine, and blow them out with an air compressor. To prevent the jets from clogging in the future make sure to flush all shampoo out of the machine with clean water when done using it. That is most likely your problem.
.If it is leaving black streaks on your carpet it could be coming from a burnt belt or melted brushroller part, in which case inspect the belts and brushrollers and replace the damaged pieces.
.I hope this helped
.Good Luck

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Red pop stain on carpet
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I sucked up a sock into the carpet attachment of my electrolux 3500 series and the carpet attachment cut off. After the sock was easily removed (it was only wrapped around the brush part) I reattached the carpet attachment, turned the vacuum on and flipped the switch to turn the carpet attachment back on, but it won’t come back on. How can I fix it?
ANSWER : Did you press the reset button? There will be a reset button either on the back of the unit just below the bulkhead or on the top side of the base.
.Locate the reset button and press; this should allow the carpet attachment to resume operation.
.If you require an Owner’s Manual try downloading the Epic 3500 manual from this site:

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Carpet vacuum attachment quit working after sucking up a bedskirt. Bedskirt has been removed but carpet attachment will not work. My old vacuum had a reset button on the carpet attachment for use when the carpet attachment sucked up something and turned off. Does the Hoover have such a feature, and, if so, where is it? If not, how do I fix the problem and how do I keep it from recurring? Model # S3765-040. Serial # 100700081298. Purchased 2/08.
ANSWER : I have a Hoover Conquest approx. 4 yrs old. The turbo head is not working Model No. PB4 230-240V AC 50Hz 200w CS4901N (N127) I have been trying to locate another one or another one similiar to fit my machine

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I have a Bissell Pro 2x carpet cleaner. The water heats properly as well as spraying the cleaning product. However, when I go to suction the water from the carpets, the 2 in 1 water tank bladder works properly but there is no dirty water outside the bladder. I have only used this carpet cleaner ~ 5 times and in the beginning I had to empty the suctioned water quite frequently as it was dirty and it could not not hold any more water. So I have done 1 room and all the dirt remains in the carpet
ANSWER : Check that the suction cone is not blocked. Check that the filter or hose to the bladder isn’t blocked as well.

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Substandard carpet pad?
ANSWER : This had occurred in the past, and we had replaced the sump pumps and employed agencies, such as Serve Pro to insure that the carpeting and padding were appropriately treated and in the nine+ years we owned the home, this never caused any problem with either the carpet. .As one would expect, the water wet the carpet and the padding. We immediately called Serve Pro, and as they have done for us before, pulled up the carpeting to expose the padding so that the extent of the dampness could be determined and set up high velocity fans. As the workers began to pull up the carpeting, which at this point had been installed for less than 6 months, large portions of the carpet literally disintegrated in their hands. In fact it occurred to such an extent that the workers commented they had never seen a carpet fall apart like this. .I immediately contacted Empire Today and was transferred from person to person, until someone agreed to come to the house to inspect the carpet. During one such telephone call when I described the events with the sales representative, I was told they are independent contractors and we cannot be held responsible for what they tell you. Two representatives from Empire arrived, a man who said very little, and a woman who spoke broken English. I was admonished for not keeping all of the bits of carpet and I tried to explain that there wasn’t much to keep as it simply fell apart into fibers. Given that the three of us who reside in the home are asthmatics, I was leery of having wet fibers floating about. I was also advised by these representatives to make a claim on my homeowner’s policy. They surveyed the damage, and took with them all of the samples we had reserved. .Despite repeated telephone calls to determine the status, I was unable to get an answer. After multiple attempts to contact someone, I was offered the opportunity to purchase the same carpeting again at cost. I declined that offer stating that the carpet was clearly substandard and I had no intention of putting it back in my home. .Through counsel, I offered one of the options reflected on the Empire contract, “to pay 15% of the total to cover the labor”, and I added that I would still pay for the carpeting on the second floor staircase as it did not seem fair to keep and use a product without paying for it, and “cancel the contract”. .We were repeatedly advised to make a claim on our homeowner’s, as if that would solve the problem of the substandard carpet. We repeatedly responded that in the state of Maryland, this type of water damage is not covered. Hence, that is not an option, and truly this is the result of bad workmanship and bad business, not an unforeseeable catastrophe such as a fire. .Finally after repeated messages and correspondence, we received a letter dated June 5, 2007, wherein Empire states that Empire states that its warranty expires in September, but there is no offer to honor it and that the manufacturer’s will honor its limited product warranty provided I “produce evidence that the carpeting is defective”. Any such evidence was taken by the Empire representatives when they inspected the damage months ago. .I have repeatedly made what I believe to be more than a fair offer. At this point I want the contract cancelled and all of the carpeting removed from my home. The sales person used deceptive sales practices in asserting the quality of the carpeting; Empire refuses to stand behind its own product, its sales representatives, and is only interested in getting as much money as possible out of people.

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