How Do You Get Rid Of RV Carpet Stains?

No matter what is on your carpet, there is a way to remove it.

We've compiled several cleaning techniques you can try. Read along carefully to find the best fit for your needs.

Spot cleaning techniques

Before we get into the specifics of treating different spills, let's go over some best practices for dealing with carpet stains. 


Act immediately

First of all, tackle the stain as soon as possible. The less time it has to sit, the easier it will be to remove.


Soak up excess moisture

Paper towels and washcloths are your best friends at this stage. Press down on the stain and soak up as much moisture as possible.


Blot, don't scrub

Remember to press down on the stained carpet. Don't rub at it or spread it around. Scrubbing can damage your carpet and make the stain worse.


Use the right method

Finally, make sure you use the right approach. Lots of stains can be dealt with water or a commercial cleaner; however, some require special treatment.

Commercial cleaners

Make sure you check out the wide selection of commercial carpet cleaners. These mixtures have been specially formulated to break down dirt and dissolve substances that may be stuck in your carpet.

steam cleaner

Heated water can work wonders on an RV carpet! This is why steam cleaners are one of the best universal solutions for stains.

Dry powder

If your carpet is dirty, you may want to use a dry powder treatment. This doesn't work for deep-set stains, but it's a good way to freshen up your carpet and strip away the surface-level dirt.

Laundry detergent, dish soap, and vinegar

If you want to go for a more traditional soap and water combination, you can't go wrong with laundry detergent, dish soap, and vinegar. It's perfect for water-soluble stains that come from juice, alcohol, soda, etc.  

Ammonia or bleach

Ammonia or diluted bleach can be used to treat water-soluble stains. Use 1 tablespoon ammonia per 1 cup of water or a mixture of 5 parts water and 1 part chlorine bleach. Just make sure that your carpet won't be harmed by these substances.

Scraper and ice

Sometimes a stain can't be removed by liquid alone. If something hardens in your carpet, you need to use a physical tool to remove the worst of it. Ice can also harden these substances and make it easier to remove the chunks.