Dry-X Carpet Tips:

Carpet Care Tips

Taking care of your carpet is important!

Appearance of Unmaintained Carpet over Time

Appearance of Maintained Carpet over Time

Four key elements for a good maintenance plan:

  1. Use walk-off mats
  2. Frequent vacuuming
  3. Regular spot cleaning
  4. Call a professional carpet cleaner periodically

Spot Removal Tips


Extract coffee with paper towel. Blot spot with vinegar and water (ratio 1-4)


Scrape catsup. Extract spot with moist terry cloth. Blot spot with water and dish washing detergent (ratio 1-10)


Extract urine. Blot urine with vinegar and water. (ratio 2-4) For old spots use Nature Miracle, available at most pet stores.

Candle wax

Scrape candle wax with a dull knife. Place slightly moist white towel on top of the spot. Place a warm iron (cotton setting) on top for 5 seconds at a time slightly brushing candle each procedure.


Scrape paint.  Use nail polish remover by blotting the spot starting from the edges to the center.  Repeat process several times.  Then neutralize spot with water by blotting.  Before starting pretest nail polish remover in a hidden place like closet for color fastness.