How to Remove the Four Toughest Stains from Your Carpets

There was an episode of the sitcom ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ where lead character Larry David learned that you could get tough stains (e.g. coffee, red wine) out of the carpet by using just soda water and salt. As long as the stain was still wet, all you needed to do was liberally apply salt to the stain, pour soda water over it, wait a few minutes, vacuum up the salt, and watch the stain disappear – presumably absorbed into the salt. A professional carpet cleaning trick that was easy for anyone to use, it left many people wondering if it actually works in real life – and according to many sources, it does, although you may need to leave the treated stain for a few hours before vacuuming up the salt.

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