No matter how careful you are, there’s bound to be an accident as something always gets spilt on your carpets.
The longer you leave a spot, the more difficult it is to remove. Some spots will become permanent stains if allowed to remain until dry.
Act quickly when anything is dropped or spilled. Remove spots before they dry.
Carefully remove as much of the substance as possible with a small, soft hand brush or spatula to break up any crusted matter. Vacuum well to eliminate loosened particles.
Use an absorbent white cloth or paper towel to blot, or use a spatula to eliminate excess, and then blot. A portable extraction unit or wet/dry vacuum is most effective for larger spills.
Use the chart below to find recommended cleaning procedures for many common spills and stains. Each spill/stain is coded (A, B or C) to correspond with its cleaning method.
|Copy Machine Toner||A||Oil||B|
|Cranberry Juice||A||Orange Drink||A|
|Crayon||B||Paint (oil base)||B|
|Feces||A||Paint (water base)||A|
|Felt Tip Marker||B||Petroleum Jelly||B|
|Fruit Drink||A||Plant Food||A|
|Furniture Dye*||B||Rubber Cement||B|
|Furniture Polish||B||Salad Dressing||B|
|Gentian Polish||B||Shoe Polish||B|
|Gentian Violet||B||Soft Drinks||A|
|Grape Juice||A||Soy Sauce||B|
|Ice Cream||A||Tomato Juice||A|
If all else fails, remember that you can contact Professional carpet cleaner to handle difficult stains.
Suggested Cleaning Agents
+ Detergent solution – commercially sold general carpet cleaning or spot-removal detergent.
+ Ammonia solution – Mix 1 tablespoon non-bleaching household ammonia with 1 cup warm water; (Caution: Do
not mix ammonia with chlorine bleach. Heed maker’s warnings about mixing ammonia with other chemicals.)
+ Vinegar solution – regular white vinegar.
+ Clear alcohol – Rubbing or Denatured. Use as sold.
+ Dry Cleaning Fluid – Common, non-flammable type used following maker’s directions.
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