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5 Worst Carpet Stains You Won’t Want to Tackle

Jan 18, 2017

Whether you have kids, pets, or frequent house guests, your carpets are guaranteed to have seen their share of spills. Some are easily wiped up and removed, but others stain and can create even bigger problems for you in the long-term. Here are 5 of the worst stains your carpet can endure, and why it’s best to leave the clean-up of these messes to the professionals!


Dirt can be a pain to remove from your carpets, but it’s even worse when wet. Mud, because of it’s sometimes liquid properties, can reach further depths in your carpet than dry dirt alone, making it hard to ever completely remove from carpet once stained.

Child's boots covered in mud

Red Wine

The most commonly loathed carpet spill is red wine. Because it is such a dark color, its stains are much more difficult to remove. It is a very thin liquid, which gives it the ability to seep and soak into deeper areas of carpet quicker than other messes. If you don’t get the entirety of the spilled wine up, it can cause stale odors and mold underneath the carpet.

Candle Wax

Wax bonds to the fibers of your carpet and can be very difficult to remove with plain water and cleaning solution. It might be a little less difficult to remove when freshly spilled, but within a few seconds, the candle wax hardens and sticks to your carpet, enhancing the staining effect. Specific measures must be taken in order to remove wax stains completely from carpet.

Pet Stains

One of the worst things about pet stains is the unpleasant smell. Pet stains are among the most difficult to fully remove because of the strong odor they give off, even after cleaning products have been applied. They can also cause major discoloration to your carpets. Some cleaning products can unknowingly have bleaching properties as well, making it risky and tough to successfully remove these stains from your carpet without further damaging your floors.

carpet stains from pets require professional carpet cleaning


Coffee, like red wine, is a very dark liquid and when spilled, causes stains that are very visible. Any spill of dark liquid is guaranteed to seep below the fibers of your carpet and remain below your floors. Coffee’s acidity also makes it a difficult stain to remove.

Why call a professional cleaner?

For these types of messes, there can be long-term effects that cause consistent foul odors or mold growth and can negatively affect your home and the people in it. Ensure the deepest clean possible by using professional cleaners who are guaranteed to have stronger products and more effective cleaning equipment than what is available in-store.

Kent Clean is a cleaning service company servicing counties in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. Equipped with powerful truck-mounted carpet cleaners, our professionals are readily available to help you tackle the worst carpet stains imaginable. Save yourself the headache and contact one of our experts to clean up your seemingly-impossible carpet messes and stains today!

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