ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to remove stains from carpet

Updated on January 24, 2008

Here's a recipe for making your own carpet stain remover. I saw this on TV once...


  • Dawn diswashing liquid
  • Hydrogen peroxide (the 3% solution from drug stores is perfect)


Mix one part Dawn dishswashing liquid with one part hydrogen peroxide in a bottle. Shake the bottle for 60 seconds. This mixture will get fizzy so be careful and allow for space in your mixing bottle for expansion.

Test first:

You always need to test a stain remover before using it on your entire carpet. On a hidden area of your stained carpet, try out the removal power of this mixture.

  1. Squirt a small amount of the Dawn-Peroxide combo over the stain. (You do not need a lot of cleaner.)
  2. Use a damp sponge to massage the cleaner into the rug.
  3. Let the solution sit on the spot for 60 seconds.
  4. Remove the cleaner with a clean, damp sponge.

If you are happy with the results and the mixture does not damage your carpet, proceed to use the formula on the obivious stain.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image

      23 months ago

      Hi, we have just bought our first house. When we first looked at it, there was tenants in there. The carpet is a very light grey and with their furniture and rugs on it, it looked very clean. Because the carpet is so light in colour, I was going to ban shoes. On our second inspection of the house, the tenants had moved out by now, the house was empty. The carpets were nowhere NEAR AS CLEAN as I initially thought! In fact I was shocked at the state of the carpet. The carpet had been steam cleaned, but there were A LOT of yellowish stains still on the carpet. In all the carpeted rooms. When we settled on the house and got the keys, we had the carpets deep cleaned and steam cleaned again, which wasn't cheap. The carpet cleaner said that the stains are urine, from dogs. We were quite disgusted. He told us in the lounge room alone there was about 30 urine stains, there were a fair few in the 3 bedrooms as well. I couldn't believe how these people treated the carpet. If your dog does that once, you tell it off and reprimand it, you don't let it KEEP doing it! The deep and steam clean didn't get it out. We have looked at getting the carpet replaced and have got a quote. We planned to do a few things with the house, but this was not one of them. It's just another added expense we had not planned for. My question is: Is there any chance the above procedure working on these type of set in stains? Or anything else we could do? Thank you.

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      I generally use rags to remove stains. And I am very conscious about don’t with Carpet stains. You helped me very much!!! Gratitude!!!

      Brooklyn NY Carpet Cleaning-

    • livelonger profile image

      Jason Menayan 

      11 years ago from San Francisco

      I have some old stains on our rug ... and some dawn & H202. Great advice!


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)