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  • Removing stains from carpet

    HELP! I caught my youngest son spitting red Gatorade at his brother in our living room the other day. This room has multi toned brown to beige carpeting and we keep it very dark in there. Since I was extremely sick I didn’t even notice that he...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/16/14 63427
  • Using Bleach to Remove Dark Urine Stains on Carpet

    When we removed carpet pet urine stains, they were dark in places. Wonder if bleach can be used? —Sherry Hi Sherry, Do you know if your carpet is a synthetic (nylon, olefin/polypropylene, polyester) or if it is wool? If it is wool, call a carpet clea...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    04/20/17 8296
  • How to Keep Your Floor Clean

    Babies love floors, but sadly they can’t tell good dirt from bad. Find out more here.

    Advice from our experts
    05/26/15 17488
  • Floor Cleaning Tips

    Ace your floor space with our flat-out fantastic floor solutions.

    Advice from our experts
    05/26/15 20838
  • Cleaning Carpets with Clorox® Oxi Magic™

    A recent newspaper article recommended oxygen bleach for cleaning carpets, but gave no specific instructions for amounts of power and water to be combined. Your Oxi Magic container gives no instructions for carpet cleaning other than for removing spe...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    07/16/09 8643
  • How do I get out pet vomit from a rug?

    How do I get out pet vomit from a rug? Vomit stains on clothing that come out pretty easily with the proper treatment before washing are such a pain when they are on something like a rug that you can’t easily launder.  Our old dog with the sensitive ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    03/07/16 2466
  • Removing hair dye stains from a rug

    Any suggestions for removing semi-permanent hair dye from a rug? This is a pretty big challenge, rugs are harder to clean given they can’t fit in a clothes washer, and hair dye is a concentrated colorant. A good oxidant will help get the stain out, b...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/16/13 11356
  • Removing Stains from Rugs: Your Questions

    Recently I watered a plant that was sitting on a rattan rug. I overwatered it and did not realize this until the next day. Now there is a brown spot on the rug from my stupid mistake. What can I use to erase this stain from the rug…and my memor...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/26/08 544
  • Tips For Rust Stain Treatments For Carpeting?

    Rust stain treatments for carpeting? I’m so sorry to hear about your carpet.  Rust stains are particularly limited in what will effectively take them out when you just have to deal with them on fabric!  Most importantly, it’s critical to note that ru...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    06/28/16 759
  • How To Remove Wine Stains From Carpet

    I spilled an entire glass of Merlot on off white Berber carpeting!  HELP!! What a disaster! You probably will have to bring in a professional carpet cleaner to get the stain all the way out, but there are a few things you can do now to increase the ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/27/15 2631