Important Tips

Accidents happen but most can be resolved. If something gets spilt on to your carpet, prompt action is required to prevent staining. Remember!

• Rub or scrub
• Over wet into backing materials
• Use inappropriate detergents on carpets or upholstery i.e. (washing up liquid, washing powders, household bleach, disinfectants)

• Blot
• Test any solution/detergent on an inconspicuous area of carpet prior to treating a stain
• Use detergents at recommended dilution ratios
• Work from the outside of the stain inward to avoid spreading
• Apply the cleaning fluid to the absorbent spotting material not directly onto the carpet or fabric
• Encourage quick drying (carefully use a hairdryer on mild heat to assist)
• Deal with stains as quickly as possible for increased chances of success
• Keep the fabric or carpet as dry as possible
Alcohol, Coffee, Tea, Liquid Foods, Urine
• Blot up surplus spillage
• Use Detergent Vinegar Solution, a little at a time (Add one teaspoonful of white, not malt, vinegar to the Detergent Solution)
• Work from the outer edge of the stain inwards
• Frequently blot with dry cloths
Chocolate, Sweets, Blood, Glue, Egg, Ice Cream, Milk, Soft Drinks, Vomit
• Scrape up excess with a blunt knife
• Use a Detergent Solution (One teaspoonful of gentle detergent for washing) starting at the outer edge
• Blot dry
• Follow up with Ammonia Solution
• Blot dry

Solids, Fats, Tar, Chewing Gum, Oil, Ointment, Shoe Polish
• Scrape up excess with a blunt knife
• Use a Dry Cleaning Solution (Surgical Spirit, get from local Chemists)
• followed by Detergent Vinegar Solution
• Blot dry

Unknown Stains
• Blot dry
• Scrape up or blot surplus spillage
• Use a Dry Cleaning Solution followed by warm water
• If further treatment is needed, use either Detergent or Detergent Vinegar Solution
Final Rinse Procedure (applicable to all above methods of stain removal)
• Mix one part white vinegar and four parts water
• Pour mixture into a spray bottle and spray over the stained area
• Blot dampened area (do not rub) to remove excess moisture
• Spread white kitchen towel (stacked 6-8 sheets deep) or absorbent cloth over the affected area and place a weight, such as a telephone directory, on top
• Leave overnight and repeat if necessary

We are aware that some new carpets have been subjected to anti-static and soil-resistant treatments. Even when these have been applied, it is wise to follow the stain removal procedures suggested.

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