Stain Guide For Carpet & Rug Cleaning

Home spot and stain treatment is an important part of maintaining your carpet. Use these tips to treat spots or spills as soon as possible when they happen.

Stain Guide For Carpet & Rug Cleaning

Important stain Removal Tips

1. NEVER USE BLEACH
1. NEVER USE BLEACH
NEVER USE BLEACH
Bleach can remove lots of stains, unfortunately it will also remove the color from your carpet.
2. ACT QUICKLY
2. ACT QUICKLY
ACT QUICKLY
The older the stain, the more difficult it is to remove. Absorb liquid with clean white towel or paper towels and scrape up solid material. Work from the outside spot toward the center to avoid spreading it.
3. TEST SOLUTION FIRST
3. TEST SOLUTION FIRST
TEST SOLUTION FIRST
on a portion of the fiber or the carpet that is not normally visible.
4. BLOT GENTLY BETWEEN STEPS.
4. BLOT GENTLY BETWEEN STEPS.
BLOT GENTLY BETWEEN STEPS.
Rubbing or aggressive blotting can cause a stain to spread or penetrate deeper. A clean white towel or paper towel allows you to see when you are no longer absorbing the spot or stain.

BE PATIENT! Repeat the procedure several times until no more residue shows on your towel.

About the solutions in this guide

Ammonia Solution
Ammonia Solution
Ammonia Solution
One tablespoon of household ammonia(Sudsy) to half a cup of lukewarm water.
Detergent Solution
Detergent Solution
Detergent Solution
One teaspoon of laundry detergent(Tide) to one cup of lukewarm water.
Enzyme detergent
Enzyme detergent
Enzyme detergent
Use any laundry detergent that contains enzymes. Mix as detergent above.
Non-Oily Nail Polish Remover
Non-Oily Nail Polish Remover
Non-Oily Nail Polish Remover
Use undiluted as directed.
Unscented Hair Spray
Unscented Hair Spray
Unscented Hair Spray
Great on ink and small tar spots.
Vinegar
Vinegar
Vinegar
Plain undiluted white table vinegar.

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