When you find a stain on your carpet it can make you angry. The stains are something that can easily make your home look dirty and they can even cause damage to the carpet fibers. There are some types of stains that can be treated and removed without too much work while others are much harder. Some of the problems you will come across is when you are treating a stain that has different types. This is true when you are dealing with ink stains. Ink is something that is quite hard to deal with because of all the additives that you will find in ink. The ink is literally a stain that is make to dye whatever it is used on. This is great when you are taking a test but not so much when your toddler practices the ABC’s on your carpet. You need to determine what type of ink you are dealing with and use the correct method to treat it.

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Removing Ball Point Pen Ink Carpet Stains: This is one of the most common types of ink that people will have in their home. A ball point pen is sold at every store and most people have them at their desk or in their kids backpacks. If you see ink on your carpet and you know that it is from a ball point pen you want to go out and get lacquer hairspray. You want to be sure that you have enough before you start the process. It may seem silly to spray hairspray on your carpet but it will help with an ink stain. Spray the spot and allow it to soften the ink stain. You want to follow up with blotting with a nice clean cloth. After the ink is removed you want to use a mild soap to clean the rest of the area.
Removing Permanent Ink Carpet Spills: If you are like most people you probably have a sharpie or other marker that you used to mark your boxes and other belongings. The ink is supposed to be permanent and that can be quite hard to get out of your carpet. You want to start with alcohol to wet the stain. Then use a wash cloth that is clean to dab at the spot. The spot will start to pull off the carpet fibers and attach to the cloth. You may need to repeat the process a few times to really get the ink off the carpet.
Removing Carpet Stains of Water Based Ink: The last type of ink that you should hope is the type used on your carpet is a water based ink. This includes the washable markers that many kids have to use. The best way to work on this type of stain is to use warm water and dish soap. Soak the spot and start to dab away at the stain until it has been removed.

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Go Green Carpet Cleaning & Restoration can help to remove ink stains from your carpets and rugs. Call our office to make your appointment today.