Tool hire national delivery icon Cheap National Delivery - £7.50 each way Click and collect iconFREE Click & Collect - 70 National Branches Low tool hire prices iconLow Prices - Hire Online


How to tackle the 15 most common carpet stains and spillages ?

Date posted: 18 December 2014

If you have carpets and upholstery, then it’s important to keep them well maintained and clean as when they get dirty or neglected , then this can lead to not only a worsening of symptoms for people who suffer from allergies and asthma but also an increase in the types of bacteria and allergens found surviving in the carpets.

This has been proven in many studies including one from the NHS which states that the NoraVirus has been found to survive in a contaminated carpet for up to 12 days !

At Best at hire, we identified the most common spillages on carpets and upholstery and put together a comprehensive guide to help get rid of them.

Be well-prepared

Accidents happen all the time and If you rush in and scrub at a stain without the right materials , it could just end up making the problem worse so it is well worth having the following items readily available in your kitchen cupboard just in case of any spillages:

  • A clean, white absorbent cloth
  • A dry cleaning solution (surgical spirit)
  • A detergent solution (take one teaspoonful of gentle detergent designed for washing wool and mix it with half a pint of warm water)
  • A detergent vinegar solution (take one teaspoonful of white vinegar and add to the detergent solution above)
  • An ammonia solution (take one teaspoonful of branded household ammonia, which can be bought at DIY shops, and add to a cup of warm water)

Common Spillages and how to treat them ?

Blood , Vomit ,Urine and Faeces stains:

  • To avoid getting unpleasant smells from these types of accidents , see our cleaning guides which will help you to quickly and easily remove Urine , VomitFaeces and Blood Stains.

Food Stains :

Other Types of Stains and Spillages :

Drink Spillages on the Carpet:


If you still have problems removing the stain you may want to consider renting one of our DIY professional carpet cleaners. We stock a wide range of cleaning machines and dryers from brands such as Truvox and Karcher, that can be delivered the next day, directly to your door.

We also have an extensive range of cleaning fluids suitable for tackling the most stubborn of stains. Call us today to speak to an expert.

Related Cleaning Articles

<< Back to news