Top 20 Carpet Stain Removers To Renew Your Carpets

Posted on April 9, 2018.

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Dissatisfied with the look of your carpets? Don’t worry! Stubborn stains can be cleaned if you have the right carpet stain remover. Whether you’re trying to spot clean a spill in your home or eliminate pet messes, stain removers will cause the look of your floors to dramatically improve.

If you’re having trouble restoring your carpet, sometimes a carpet cleaning formula simply isn’t enough – if that’s the case for you, get in touch with our professional cleaning crew to bring back beauty to all of your floors!

1) Zep Commercial Advanced Oxy Carpet and Upholstery Stain Removerbest carpet stain removers: Zep

Zep Commercial Advanced Oxy Upholstery Stain Remover works well on rugs, flooring and most fabrics. The chlorine bleach-free formula helps to dispel odors eliminate stains without scrubbing.




2) Blue Magic 900 Carpet Stain And Spot LifterBlue Magic

Blue Magic Carpet Stain and Spot Lifter features a concentrated formula that helps lift and remove a variety of different stains. This carpet cleaner works on everything from light discoloration and everyday wear to tough, set in stains. Use it in your home to keep your floors clean and beautiful or in your office to maintain a neat and inviting environment.



3) Bissell Professional Power Shot Oxy Carpet & Upholstery Stain Removerbest carpet stain removers: Bissel

The Bissell Professional Power Shot Oxy Carpet Stain Remover removes tough stains, from dirty motor oil, greasy food stains, wine, spaghetti sauce, coffee and more. The odor elimination technology removes tough odors including smoke, mold and mildew, pet odor and kitchen odors, while protecting your carpet from future stains.




4) OxiClean Carpet and Area Rug Stain Removerbest carpet stain removers: oxiclean

OxiClean Carpet and Area Rug Stain Remover uses a special oxygenation process to remove stubborn stains from everyday use. Instead of calling the professional cleaners, try this carpet cleaner to restore your carpet to its original condition.




5) Krud Kutter Carpet Stain Remover Plus Deodorizerbest carpet stain removers: Krud Kutter

Krud Kutter Carpet Stain Remover Plus Deodorizer cleans carpets, removes odors, tough stains and continues to protect against future resoiling. This carpet stain remover leaves your carpets clean, fresh and soft, whether it’s nylon, synthetic or stain-resistant material. Special polymers in the cleaning formula repel future dirt and stains making it easy to clean in the future.



6) Folex Professional Carpet Spot Removerbest carpet stain removers: Folex

Folex Professional Carpet Spot Remover is formulated to help remove spots and stains from colorfast carpets or material that can be safely water dampened. Additionally, you can use this cleaner to remove stains from walls, wood, clothing and upholstery as well.




7) Member’s Mark Commercial Carpet Cleaner Concentratebest carpet stain removers: Members Mark

Member’s Mark Commercial Carpet Cleaner Concentrate works on your floors as a cleaner, pretreatment and as a spot-remover for both carpet and upholstery. With a low-alkaline formula, this carpet cleaner is a high-strength option for removing even the toughest odors and stains.




8) Carbona 2-In-1 Oxy-Powdered Carpet Cleanerbest carpet stain removers: Carbona

The Carbona 2-In-1 Oxy-Powdered Carpet Cleaner is a dual purpose carpet and upholstery cleaner with a convenient, built-in brush head. Formulated to remove heavy soil, pet stain accidents and spills such as coffee, cola, grease, fruit juice, red wine and other common household stains, this carpet cleaner is as versatile as it is powerful.




9) Lifter-1 Carpet Stain Removerbest carpet stain removers: Lifter

Lifter-1 Carpet Stain Remover lets you clean your floors quickly and effectively with no rubbing, scrubbing or vacuuming required. Try this stain remover on the carpets throughout your house or use it on upholstery – the spray feature makes application simple.




10) Matrix Grand Slambest carpet stain removers: Matrix

Matrix Grand Slam works on both stain-resistant residential carpet and heavily trafficked, tough-to-clean commercial carpet. For a professional-grade carpet stain remover, try the Grand Slam formula from Matrix.




11) 7-IN-1 Carpet Care Carpet Cleanerbest carpet stain removers: 7 in 1

For those looking for a high-strength steam-cleaning formula, look to the 7-IN-1 Carpet Care Solution. With a highly concentrated formula, this cleaner does seven things at once, including clean, deodorize and reduce allergens in your carpet and upholstery.




best carpet stain removers: Rocco & Roxie

12) Rocco & Roxie Supply Co. Professional Strength Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator

Rocco & Roxie Supply Co. Professional Strength Pet Stain & Odor Eliminator eliminates stains and odor from tough stains caused by pet accidents. Additionally, it discourages pets’ attraction to already-stained areas by making odors disappear while removing stains from carpeting, rugs or upholstery. Pet owners can also use it to freshen up litter boxes, travel crates, hamster cages, automobiles, campers, laundry and more.



13) Incredible! Stain Removerbest carpet stain removers: incredible!

Incredible! Stain Remover is a good option for cleaning carpets, clothing and upholstery. With a simple applicator, it’s easy to use, agitate and blot stains until they’re eliminated. Try out this carpet stain remover on all types of stains, both old and new.




14) The Equalizer Carpet Stain and Odor Eliminatorbest carpet stain removers: equalizer

The Equalizer Carpet Stain and Odor Eliminator is another pet-related carpet treatment, helping rid your floors of both the odor and stains caused by pet accidents. Equalizer was originally formulated for veterinarian clinics to remove stains and smells in the examining room, so you know you can trust it to remove any stains caused by your pet.




15) ScotchGard Oxy Carpet Spot & Stain Remover Spraybest carpet stain removers: Scotchgard

This 2-in-1 cleaning solution uses OXY action to clean stains down to the pad so they can’t resurface. Featuring genuine Scotchgard Protector, this formula is ideal for tough stains throughout the home, whether it’s mud, ketchup or ink.




16) Simple Green Non-toxic Carpet Cleanerbest carpet stain removers: simple green

For those with access to industrial cleaning machines, try the Simple Green Carpet Cleaner to get at tough stains in carpet and upholstery. Not only can it remove stubborn stains, it deodorizes as it cleans and is biodegradable.




17) Campanelli Professional Stain Removerbest carpet stain removers: campanelli

Campanelli’s Professional Stain Remover blends a powerful mixture of ingredients to penetrate carpets, upholstery and other fabrics, removing stains without any rubbing, scrubbing or vacuuming.



18) Capture Carpet Spot Eliminatorbest carpet stain removers: capture carpet

This remover from Capture is effective for removing a wide variety of oil-based spills. Whenever grease hits your carpet, having a bottle of this around will help you avoid unsightly stains from things like make-up, wine, shoe polish, wine, oil, ink and more.




19) Turtle Wax Power Out! Carpet Cleanerbest carpet stain removers: Turtle Wax

For a professional-grade clean, try the Turtle Wax Power Out! Carpet Cleaner. With an odor-eliminating foam formula, this carpet cleaner penetrates and lifts out ground-in dirt. With the detachable micro-scrub brush, you can reach deep into the carpet fibers to remove the entire stain.




20) Hoover 2X CleanPlus Carpet Cleaner & Deodorizerbest carpet stain removers: hoover

This proprietary formula from Hoover features a fresh linen scent and will restore your carpets back to new in no time. Ideal for use in high-traffic areas, try the Hoover 2X CleanPlus Carpet Cleaner and Deodorizer on carpets, area rugs, upholstery, and car interiors.


We can help!

While these carpet cleaners can be useful for small spills, and stains, our team specializes in restoring your carpets to look like new. Our team of detail-oriented technicians will determine the best approach for cleaning your home in an efficient and safe way. Ready to get started? Contact ServiceMaster of Minneapolis today by calling (612) 354-5466 or filling out a form on our contact page.

Vacuuming Your Home Isn’t Enough to Keep It Clean

Posted on January 4, 2017.

Vacuuming is a core part of home upkeep that many people think they do enough of. In actuality, experts say homeowners should vacuum daily. However, even daily vacuuming isn’t enough to keep your carpet thoroughly devoid of allergens, pollutants, and deeply embedded dirt. The only way to ensure your carpet is thoroughly cleaned is to enlist the services of a professional carpet cleaning company.

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Benefits of Professional Carpet Cleaning

  • Deep carpet cleaning removes trapped pollutants – Carpet fibers can easily trap pollutants that are resistant to even the most heavy-duty vacuums. Pet dander, cockroach allergens, lead and everyday dirt and dust can be resilient to regular cleaning. These particles can be released through everyday activities such as being stepped on and even through vacuuming. Professional cleaners can kill particles and bacteria with special cleaning processes using industrial, high-powered vacuums.
  • Thorough carpet cleaning prevents mold growth – Dirty carpets in areas of high humidity are extremely susceptible to developing mold. Moisture is frequently tracked indoors and sinks down into carpet fibers if not dried and vacuumed, which can make your carpet an ideal breeding ground for mold and mildew. Regularly deep cleaning your carpet can prevent mildew and mold growth thanks to the high-powered drying tools that pull out even the deepest moisture.
  • Eliminates vermin and dust mite infestations – These microscopic pests may appear to be more of a nuisance than a threat, but they’re actually a prime culprit behind allergic reactions. Their fecal matter and body fragments are allergens that can exacerbate allergies just as severely as dust can. A professional steam cleaning can effectively eliminate dust mites and other vermin using high temperatures and strong suction.

Affordable, Quality Carpet Cleaning Services with ServiceMaster

The cost of a professional carpet cleaning shouldn’t dissuade you from getting your carpets cleaned. ServiceMaster has affordable carpet cleaning rates, employs experienced professionals, uses quality carpet cleaning equipment and offers stellar service to match.

At ServiceMaster, we provide essential, industry-leading services to more than 75,000 homes and businesses every day. We have trained technicians who know the exact amount of pressure to use when cleaning, which cleaning products are best for your carpet and how to remove stains, soil and spots without over-wetting the carpet or leaving behind a sticky residue.

Our services:

  • Eliminate dust mites, allergens and trapped soil.
  • Thoroughly remove stains and spots.
  • Extend the life of your carpet.
  • Reduce wear-and-tear from high traffic.
  • Add Scotchgard™ carpet protector to prevent future spills and stains from setting into your carpet.

Contact ServiceMaster to schedule a professional carpet cleaning performed by licensed technicians today!


Carpet cleaning after Super Bowl tomfoolery

Posted on February 3, 2015.

Due to the misadventures of my Super Bowl party I get the privilege of taking advantage of our open carpet cleaning schedule these coming weeks, and if you are like me you can do the same!

Depending on whom you were rooting for this last Super Bowl Sunday you were either completely devastated, extremely overjoyed. OR you could positively in no way care that the Patriots were able to pull off a huge upset Sunday over the Seahawks, and were a prisoner of this great event.

Like so many of us across these great United States, this one day each year, large masses of spectators enjoy the Great Super Bowl feast. We tend to overindulge in unhealthy foods like Buffalo Wings, Pepperoni Cheesy pizza dip, chocolate chip blonde brownies slathered in caramel sauce and ice cream, nachos, and washing it all down with a dark cola (or substitute your food items of choice). All while watching the big game, and it’s commercials.

And for any of you out there with children you know that it is tough enough to go through a typical meal without them spilling, splashing, or dropping something on the floor. This margin of mess probability quintuples when you are eating on top of stainable surfaces such as carpeting and/or upholstery. For those of you who do not have children of their own. I am sure you can relate to the mess rule by substituting a messy child of your own with a dirty friend, a sloppy uncle, an untidy neighbor, etc.

On game day we all need to be comfortable when watching the biggest game of the year, right? So common sense all points to eating this smorgasbord of sloppy goodness in the living room, and to make the situation a little more interesting. The food then needs to be placed on an already overcrowded small coffee table, so when limbs are flailing about you can watch the food fly as well as the emotions.

Typically I would have laid down bath towels, bed sheet or even a drop cloth as a preventative measure against the mess rule. Instead this time I thought I would tempt Murphy’s law, which he was relentless, to say the least.

Let’s just say I got the full use out of my Scotchgard carpet protector Sunday night and thanked God for the pause function of my DVR. Freezing the game to *blot* wing and cheese sauce out of the carpet (courtesy of my foster son), apply Spot Hero to the saucy spot (courtesy of ServiceMaster), and blot again.

Then not even 20 minutes later I had to pause a commercial to sop up 20oz of cola with a towel and repeated the blotting process again. All this while eating a large slice of humble pie, because I just finished lecturing my foster son about being careful when eating in the living room.

Silver lining, the food was good, and it was an great game because the Pats won! However, now it is time to get the carpets thoroughly cleaned, and prepare for the next big gathering.

*REMINDER: if you ever have a spill on your carpet you should always remember to blot the spot and not scrub, because scrubbing ruins the fiber of the carpet and further embeds what spilled.

If you need your carpets cleaned call Kelly Doyle at 612-871-3885. Also, if you have a story of your own, or tips and tricks email me, and I will post the best ones.


ServiceMaster of Minneapolis proudly serves the Twin Cities Area. We not only specialize in carpet cleaning, but we also provide services in water damage, fire damage, smoke damage, mold removal, trauma cleanup, vandalism cleanup, window cleaning, and duct cleaning.

Why You Should Test Your Home for Radon

Posted on November 7, 2014.

This blog has been updated.  You can find the updated version published on March 5, 2021, HERE.
ServiceMaster proudly provides cleaning and restoration services to the Twin Cities and Stillwater area, including Minneapolis, St Paul, Burnsville, Eagan, St Louis Park, Chaska, Shakopee, Stillwater, and Hudson.

3 Reasons Not to Put Radon Testing Off

Radon causes the highest number of cancer deaths after smoking.

According to the EPA 21,000 Americans die of Radon related lung cancer each year. This number is second only to smoking related lung cancer deaths. Radon is an odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that is created by the decomposition of uranium found in most soil. This gas is everywhere, all the time. But it poses the greatest risk in homes, where it can be the most concentrated and people spend most of their time.

It is inexpensive and easy to test your home for Radon.

Home testing kits can be purchased online or from some hardware stores. You can also have your home tested professionally. The EPA recommends the following steps:

Step 1) Administer a short-term test. If your result is lower than four pico curies per liter of air (pCI/L), then your home does not have unreasonably high levels of radon. No further action is needed at this time.

Step 2) If your result is four pCI/L or higher, you need to follow up with another test. You could use a long-term test to learn more about your home’s average annual radon level. Or, for faster results you can administer another short term test. If your results are still high, you need radon mitigation.

It is easier and cheaper to fix Radon than lung cancer.

If your home tests high, you should call your state EPA office right away. They will provide a list of qualified mitigation contractors in your area. There are DIY mitigation kits available, but the EPA recommends contacting a qualified professional. The solution may or may not be a simple one. It depends on the unique structure of your home and other variables. The average cost for Radon mitigation is $1200, but this can vary depending on the design of your home. Installation of a Radon mitigation system takes 5 to 8 hours and starts working immediately.

Let’s wipe out lung cancer together.


During the month of November, ServiceMaster of the Twin Cities will contribute $2 to the Lung Cancer Alliance for every bottle of Spot Hero™ sold.

Spot Hero™ is ServiceMaster’s favorite stain remover. It erases even the toughest stains on carpet, upholstery and clothing. We’ve tested it on just about every other stain you might encounter. Grass or grease? No problem. Juice or sauce? Piece of cake. Blood or ink? They are no match for Spot Hero™. Purchase your bottle today. You’ll get the best stain remover out there and contribute to lung cancer research.

Call or email ServiceMaster of the Twin Cities

612-213-3712 Use promo code CleanUpCancer11.

Service Master Cleaning and Restoration – Customer Support. Real Relationships. Real People.

Posted on September 19, 2014.

ServiceMaster Cleaning and Restoration is a small, locally owned business. Our relationships with our customers are our first priority. We provide carpet cleaning, water damage restoration, fire damage restoration, and vandalism repair, among other services. 

Yesterday a loyal customer brought a box of pastries into our office as a thank you. She explained that she wanted to express her gratitude for the kindness shown to her by Kelly Doyle, a 10 year employee of ServiceMaster. You see, a few weeks back her dog passed away and she subsequently brought her rugs in to be cleaned. She was heartbroken over the loss of her longtime companion and Kelly’s sensitivity and compassion made a profound impression on her.

This touching gesture was inspired by a personal relationship. The very nature of our business is personal. Your home and your business are where you live your life. It’s where you grow. It takes a leap of faith to bring people into such an intimate space. So why do our customers come to us again and again? The answer is customer support that builds real relationships and trust.

What does customer support mean? It means we put your needs first from your very first phone call. It means we treat your home and your things with respect and sensitivity. It means doing what we say we’ll do, when we say we’ll do it, whether it be carpet cleaning, damage repair, or one of our other services – and doing it right.

Our stellar customer service comes down to people. We live where our customers live. We are a part of your community. We understand how personal your home is and take steps to earn your trust from the first phone call, to the work site, to follow up conversations. Our customers are loyal to us because we are loyal to them. We’re not just a local cleaning company. We are friends and neighbors.

5 Healthy Ways to Keep Your Family Safe as School Resumes.

Posted on September 8, 2014.

ServiceMaster CLR provides commercial and residential cleaning to Minneapolis, MN residents and businesses.

As much as we hate to admit it- another beautiful Minnesota summer is coming to a close. We have a few more weeks of warm weather, but the kids are back in school and cold and flu season is around the corner. Everyone knows an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure so here are 5 easy ways to stay healthy when the leaves start to change.

1)      Hand-washing. You might be thinking “I know, I know”, but this just can’t be said too many times. Many viruses and bacterial infections are spread by touch. Hand-washing is your first line of defense.

2)      Get vaccinated. The flu can take you out of commission for days, and seniors, pregnant women, and small children are especially at risk. Vaccinations slow the spread of viruses to these vulnerable groups.

3)      Stay Home When You Are Sick. Don’t come to work if you are sick. Don’t send your kids to school when they are sick. ‘Nuff said.

4)      Don’t Touch Your Face. Viruses and bacteria enter your body through your, eyes, nose and mouth. It’s time to kick the habits of rubbing your eyes, scratching your nose, or biting your nails.

5)      Disinfect. Rhinovirus (cold virus) and Influenza viruses can live on hard surfaces such as door handles, faucets, and countertops for up to 48 hours. Use household disinfectants regularly.

It’s also important to get plenty of sleep, stay hydrated, and eat well to keep your defenses up.

ServiceMaster CLR would love to help keep you healthy! If you are in need of residential or commercial cleaning, please contact us today by calling (612) 871-3885 or email


Maintaining a Clean Carpet

Posted on August 20, 2013.

Maintaining a clean carpet is one of the best ways to improve your home’s overall appearance and extend the life of your carpet. Whether it is regular cleaning or spot removal, count on the experts at ServiceMaster Clean® to thoroughly and safely restore your carpet.

The ServiceMaster Clean® exclusive carpet cleaning process includes:

  • Preliminary inspection of your carpets to determine the best cleaning method
  • Pre-treat spots:
  • Apply cleaning solution to loosen ground-in soil
  • Rinse extract carpets using clear hot water
  • Post-treat any residual stains
  • Groom carpet for efficient drying and uniform appearance
  • Place pads under furniture legs to protect the furniture and carpet while drying
  • Perform a final inspection with you present to ensure complete satisfaction

Contact us today for your free, no obligation estimate.

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