Posts Tagged ‘Carpet’

How to Remove Rust from Carpet

Dear Home Ec 101, I recently moved some furniture only to discover rust rings on my carpet. Can you help me figure out how to safely remove the rust stains from my carpeting? Thanks! Rusty in Rucksburg Heather says: Whatever you do, do not get chlorine bleach anywhere near the rust stains. Bleach sets rust…

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Cats in the Carpet

Dear Home-Ec 101, Our cat marks all areas of our house by peeing especially when another animal comes to visit or where she last marked. We are at our wit’s end…. is there any solution to this problem? Signed, Kitty Mama in Kalamazoo Ivy says: I know way more about cat behavior than any normal…

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Carpet Care: Can It Be Saved?

Please help me, ladies! We’ve been in our new townhouse for about eight months. We have neutral-colored wall-to-wall style carpet in our living room. There are a couple of stains from who knows what – beer spillage, chocolate drool from a friend’s happy baby, etc. I spot-treated them (the stains, not the babies) and sometimes…

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A Naptime Diaper Travesty

Dear Home Ec 101: My daughter shredded her diaper before I knew she was awake.  There are diaper crystals everywhere!  The room smells like pee, can I vacuum it?  I never knew a diaper had that much stuff. Horrified in Helena Heather says: Ay yi yi, there is nothing like body fluids to start a…

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Poop + Carpet = Nasty Mess

Dear Home-Ec 101, What is the best way to clean diarrhea off of carpet? I’ll spare you the exact details, but let’s just say it’s pretty heinous. Signed, Poopy in Peewauket Ivy says: Oh, dear. Clearly, your day has been crappier than mine, so I shall cut out the bad puns and get right down…

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