When accidents and spills occur, what is the best practice? Definitely not leaving them for the next day or week! Stains will lock into the fibres, whether it is stain guarded or not.
Important: – Always read and follow the care instructions and any warnings provided by the carpet manufacturer. Rugs and carpets with natural fibres and/or certain dyes may require special treatment. If in doubt contact the New Life Cleaning team for advice and carpet cleaning service. The General Guide Rules for stain treatment are given below:-
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- Blot with a white paper towel to remove as much of the stain as possible, (Scrubbing will only spread the spill and make it bigger making it more noticeable).
- Then neutralize with a white vinegar solution (80mls of WHITE vinegar to 160mls of water). Saturate the spot with a white vinegar solution, using a spray bottle and blot to remove excess moisture.
- Apply a small quantity of detergent solution to the spot. (To make the detergent solution mix 1/4 teaspoon of a hand dishwashing detergent which does not contain lanolin or bleach with 1 litre of water). Use a blotting motion to work the detergent into the affected area. If the spot is being removed continue applying detergent and blotting with a white paper towel until the spot is removed.
- Rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove excess moisture.
- Spray lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply pad of paper towels and brick and allow to dry.
- If there is still some stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then call New Life Cleaning