Carpet Cleaning Tips - Clean stains right away
If you can react to a stain immediately, there’s a high percentage chance you can remove it. The longer a stain is left, the longer the chemicals in the stain react with the carpet fibres, the more difficult it is to remove the stain from the carpet.
Try water first
75% of carpet stains can be removed using just plain tap water. To remove a stain, start by pressing a dry, clean, white cloth over the stain to absorb the spill. Repeat this process until the spill is absorbed. Then with a damp white towel, gently work water into the stain and blot until the stain is gone. If necessary, change cloths if the cloth becomes too dirty. If the area is very wet, use a fan to dry the area.
Blot—don’t rub or scrub
Always blot from the outside of the stain inward to avoid spreading the spot and creating a larger problem. The key is blotting. Blotting puts a small amount of pressure on the stain to soak it up Scrubbing a stain will damage the carpet fibres and create a fuzzy area on the carpet which will be clearly visible even if the stain is removed.
Be patient, don’t rush
Work water gently into the spill with a damp cloth and then blot with a dry cloth. Repeat this process until the stain is gone and all the water has been absorbed. If you are patient, you will almost always be able to remove the stain from your carpet.
On tough spots, try club soda or vinegar
If you find that water alone doesn’t remove a stain, try a little white vinegar and water solution (mix together equal amounts) or club soda.
Test commercial products first
Some shop bought products can cause your carpet to get dirty faster or damage the carpet’s colour and texture. ALWAYS test carpet-cleaning products on an inconspicuous area before using.
If you still have problems removing a stubborn stain from your carpet, then give us a call. We offer, FREE impartial advice and our carpet cleaning rates are very competitive.
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