The Hardest Stains to Remove from Your Carpet

The Hardest Stains to Remove from Your Carpet

Let’s face it, it’s going to happen at some point.

You’re careful to take care of your carpets and deal with spills as and when they occur, including following a recommended stain removal process, and yet nothing will shift that one particular stubborn stain!

Why is it that some spills and stains can be removed and others just seem impossible to budge?

Here are a couple of stains that are often mentioned as some of the hardest stains to remove from your carpet:

Iron Bru

This Scotttish favourite has topped a list of the most stubborn stains to remove. The Iron Bru recipe includes 32 flavours and additives, one of which is Sunset Yellow Colouring.

A particularly tricky stain to remove and one that you are highly unlikely to be able to remove yourself.

Call a professional.


Never, ever, ever use hot water to clean a blood stain! You will set the stain.

You need to act quickly, but the procedure is simple and effective…

Using a clean, dry towel, blot the stain (don’t scrub or it will spread) to remove as much of the stain as possible.

Then, apply some COLD, clean water to the stain and blot and repeat as necessary until the stain has been removed.

If the stain has set and you are unable to remove it, then a good carpet cleaning company will have the knowledge and products to remove blood stains.

Here’s a picture of a recent blood stain removal we carried out:

The Hardest Stains to Remove from Your Carpet


Common Sense…

As with most stains, the best course of action is to blot not scrub, and if you are tempted to use that old bottle of stain remover you have buried in the cupboard, then please ensure you test it in an inconspicuous area of carpet first!

And any decent carpet cleaning company will help advise you on diy stain removal if you absolutely insist on trying to first remove the stain yourself.


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