Carpet Spot Cleaning

Carpet Spot Cleaning

Carpet Spot Cleaning With Household Items Advice

Basic Rules of Stain Removal

  1. If dry, always vacuum first!
  2. ALWAYS USE GLOVES, particularly with Dry Cleaning Fluids
  3. Attend to liquid spills promptly.
  4. Dilute with cold water – do not saturate – and soak up excess with a clean towel
  5. Repeat for as long as you are achieving a positive result.
  6. DO NOT SCRUB! Blot or use a “tapping” action only if needed
  7. Avoid bleach-based products – unfortunately, many supermarket products contain this
  8. Leave carpets as dry as possible, do not soak the carpets, use all cleaning agents sparingly
  9. Don’t over wet with solvents (eg turps and dry cleaning fluid), they can damage the carpet backing.
  10. DO NOT consult Google for answers, as quite often the information will be incorrect and can sometimes make the problem MUCH worse.
  11. If you do not feel confident, call PPCS right away and get the experts to do it for you.

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If you can’t remove a fresh stain, call Perth Premium Cleaning Services to attend to it as soon as possible. Not allowing it to set can make it easier to remove.

Stain Removers likely to be in your home:

  • Detergent solution (1 teaspoon Dish Washing liquid to 1Lt of water) or a good, WoolSafe approved carpet stain remover
  • Methylated Spirits
  • Cloudy Ammonia (1 part ammonia to 15 parts water)
  • Mineral Turps
  • Dry Cleaning Fluid (e.g. White Spirit)
  • White Wine Vinegar (1 part vinegar to 1 part water)

Warning: NEVER use any product that contains bleach, as it may remove colour and in the case of wool, destroy it!!

Stain Types

Blood

Stain Type:

Blood

Difficulty:

Difficult

Directions:

Rinse with a mild detergent solution + cold water. Rinse further with cloudy ammonia solution. Rinse with vinegar solution

Dyes (e.g. cordials, soft drinks)

Stain Type:

Dyes (e.g. cordials, soft drinks)

Difficulty:

Extremely difficult

Directions:

Best left to a Carpet Cleaning Technician

Coffee

Stain Type:

Coffee

Difficulty:

Can be difficult

Directions:

Detergent solution, blot, vinegar solution then blot

Tea

Stain Type:

Tea

Difficulty:

Can be difficult

Directions:

Detergent solution, blot, vinegar solution then blot

Beer

Stain Type:

Beer

Difficulty:

Easy

Directions:

Detergent solution, then rinse with small amounts of fresh water

Lipstick

Stain Type:

Lipstick

Difficulty:

Medium

Directions:

Apply Dry Cleaning Fluid to a clean white cloth and dab at the mark – do not rub, detergent solution sparingly, rinse sparingly with fresh water

Make up

Stain Type:

Make up

Difficulty:

Can be hard

Directions:

Vacuum, Apply Dry Cleaning Fluid to a clean, white cloth and dab at the mark – do not rub, detergent solution sparingly, rinse sparingly with fresh water

Nail Polish

Stain Type:

Nail Polish

Difficulty:

Can be difficult

Directions:

Use acetone based nail polish remover, DO NOT RUB! Colour may transfer to carpet fibre, Contact Perth Premium Cleaning Services technician if this is the case

Soup

Stain Type:

Soup

Difficulty:

Easy

Directions:

Blot first, detergent solution sparingly, blot again, fresh water rinse and blot

Grease or oil

Stain Type:

Grease or oil

Difficulty:

Easy

Directions:

Apply Dry Cleaning Fluid to white absorbent cloth, dab or wipe the mark, do not scrub.

Ink or Biro

Stain Type:

Ink or Biro

Difficulty:

Hard

Directions:

Can use Methylated Spirits or Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing liniment) if still fresh. Apply to clean white cloth and dab at the spot, do not scrub

Paint (water based)

Stain Type:

Paint (water based)

Difficulty:

Can be difficult

Directions:

Apply methylated spirits sparingly, agitate lightly, wipe with absorbent cloth.

Paint (oil based)

Stain Type:

Paint (oil based)

Difficulty:

Difficult

Directions:

Apply Mineral Turpentine when still wet sparingly – Note: too much will damage carpet backing!!

Rust

Stain Type:

Rust

Difficulty:

Extremely difficult

Directions:

Application of lemon juice + light agitation may sometimes have an effect.

Pot plant stains

Stain Type:

Pot plant stains

Difficulty:

Reasonably easy if fresh, difficult if old

Directions:

Apply white wine vinegar, leave for several minutes, then blot

Red wine

Stain Type:

Red wine

Difficulty:

Easy when fresh

Directions:

Blot up spill, apply white wine, blot, apply Bicarbonate of Soda

Urine

Stain Type:

Urine

Difficulty:

Difficult

Directions:

Apply ammonia solution when fresh, rinse with fresh water and blot, apply white wine vinegar solution, blot

Vomit

Stain Type:

Vomit

Difficulty:

Moderately difficult

Directions:

Will depend on what has been ingested, but normally a good carpet detergent will remove most of the stain whilst fresh

Wood stains

Stain Type:

Wood stains

Difficulty:

Extremely difficult

Directions:

Contact Perth Premium Cleaning Services

Tomato sauce

Stain Type:

Tomato sauce

Difficulty:

Fairly easy

Directions:

Detergent solution, ammonia solution if needed, rinse + blot, then vinegar solution and blot

Fat

Stain Type:

Fat

Difficulty:

Fairly easy

Directions:

Warm – hot water with detergent solution, blot

Wax

Stain Type:

Wax

Difficulty:

Very Difficult

Directions:

Contact Perth Premium Cleaning Services

Crayon

Stain Type:

Crayon

Difficulty:

Difficult

Directions:

Methylated Spirits or White Spirits may work

Jam

Stain Type:

Jam

Difficulty:

Easy

Directions:

Detergent solution, blot, warm fresh water rinse, blot

Chocolate

Stain Type:

Chocolate

Difficulty:

Easy

Directions:

Detergent solution, blot, warm fresh water rinse, blot

Mould

Stain Type:

Mould

Difficulty:

Extremely difficult

Directions:

Contact Perth Premium Cleaning Services

Bleach marks

Stain Type:

Bleach marks

Difficulty:

Extremely difficult

Directions:

Contact Perth Premium Cleaning Services to do a colour repair (re-dying the discoloured area)

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