General Guide to Basic Carpet Stain Removal

If you wish to keep an appropriately cleaned and maintained carpet, it is important to vacuum it regularly. However, sometimes you will encounter stains and spots beyond the care of basic maintenance. Therefore, it is important to either knows how to get rid of carpet stains and spots yourself or has one of Adelaide carpet cleaners on call that can clean these stains up for you.

The first and foremost thing to remember in the event of a spill is to act quickly. Most carpets today come with stain-resistant treatments, if your carpet is fairly new, within 1 to 2 years old most common stains should come right up, that is of course if it was properly protected with its factory scotch guard carpet protectant.

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Be Quick to Remove Stain Residue

If you can get to the stain right away with the proper carpet cleaning equipment, chances are the stains will come out easily. However, if you haven’t had your carpet re-protected, you may have some issues cleaning up the stains.

First things first, the longer the delay, the more permanent the damage and the stain will be. As of the present, there are no real stain-proof carpets out on the market.

If you have a liquid stain, like from ballpoint ink, coffee, mustard, wine, blood, or bodily fluids, be sure to blot it, and not rub it in or spread it around. See our blood stain removal guide here.

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Using paper or cloth towels take away the liquid and then rinse the spot with water and blot until dry. Repeat if necessary but avoid scrubbing the area, as it would set the stain in, move it around and possibly damage the carpet.

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Semi-Solid Stain Removal

For semi-solid stains, such as chocolate, gum, tomato sauce, or for candle wax stain removal, use a spoon or your hands to quickly scoop out the soil and then rinse and blot as if it were a wet stain.

However, if it hardens and is dry, simply break it up and vacuum the affected area, then use the wet and blot method again. An alternative to the wet and blot method is to use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner to give the carpet a deep clean.

Using this method would require more equipment on hand but in the end, might get rid of a stain more permanently and prevent carpet damage.

If you’re in doubt about which direction to take, please call either our Carpet Cleaning Adelaide our tech will be happy to assist you.

A cleaning solvent might also be used in conjunction with any of these methods.

Simply apply it to the cloth or paper towel and then start from the outside of the stain towards the center, and then rinse and blot as with the other methods. However, you must be sure to extract all the solvents and rinse extra times if necessary, remembering to dry it at the end.

For those mistakes that cause a lasting mark on your carpet if not properly treated.

You can also try our site for some more stain removal advice and tips they will be quite helpful.

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