I once accidentally spilled some tea on my carpet, and since I was in hurry I couldn't clean the carpet at all. The stain is now dried up, and my landlord is asking me to replace the whole carpet. How can I remove the stain?

  • Sounds like an inexperienced landlord or a really cheap one. Most good landlords expect to have the carpets cleaned between renters and price that into the lease.
    – BMitch
    Nov 23, 2011 at 13:20

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Sorry to hear about your stain, but here are two options.

Tea should be fairly easy to remove. You can try blotting it out with very hot water and an absorbent cloth, or borrow a carpet cleaning steam machine and give it a try. Another option would be to hire a commercial carpet cleaning service. I use this type of service all the time in the apartments I manage. In this area it only costs me about $80 per room and the results are amazing. If you talk with a cleaning service, they can tell you if your stain can be removed before you hire them. Some will guarantee that the stain will be gone. This option is certainly a lot cheaper than paying to replace the entire carpet and padding. Good Luck.

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