How to Clean Stains on Indoor Outdoor Carpet

Indoor outdoor carpet has become a popular choice for many people that want a softer flooring option on porches and sun rooms. In most cases, indoor outdoor carpet is very stain resistant. However, in some cases, you will have to try and clean stains that get on the carpet. Here is how to clean stains on indoor outdoor carpet.

Materials Needed For Job

  • Vacuum 
  • Rag
  • Dishwasher soap
  • Carpet stain remover

Step 1- Identify the Stain

The first thing that you will want to do is identify the stain on the carpet. The most common stain on indoor outdoor carpet is some type of oil. If it is oil, you will use dishwasher soap to get rid of the stain. If it is something that you can not identify, you may have to use one of the commercially available carpet stain removers. 

Step 2- Vacuum the Carpet

Vacuuming the carpet helps you to remove the excess dirt and soil around the stain. Stains tend to sink to the bottom of the fiber and vacuuming helps you prevent it from coming back again.

Step 3- Clean the Spot

If the stain is oil-based, then you need to take a rag and clean it with dishwasher soap. If the stain is something else, a carpet cleaning solution is usually going to work best.