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Our Carpet Stain Removal Guide


Treat spills and stains immediately. The longer a spot remains, the more difficult it is to remove. Blot up spills with clean, white absorbent towels. Remove solids with a rounded spoon. If necessary, proceed with spot removal agents as indicated in this guide. Always be sure to test cleaning agents in an inconspicuous area to guard against color change or transfer (Publishers accept no responsibility for damages incurred as a result of use of these procedures). Do not over wet. Blot frequently. Do not rub or brush carpet. Work from outer edge of stain towards the centre to prevent rings. After stain is removed, rinse with water, then absorb all moisture with towels. Place clean towel over wet area. Place heavy object like books on top of towel. Leave overnight. Be patient. Some stains respond slowly. Note:No carpet is stain proof. These procedures will help to reduce or remove stains, but are not guaranteed to completely remove all stains.

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Spot Type

Spot Cleaning Procedure

 

  • Beer
  • Blood
  • Carbonated Cola
  • Carbonated Fruit Drinks
  • Catsup
  • Drink Mixes - Powdered
  • Egg
  • Gelatins
  • Ink - Water Soluble
  • Jams and Jellies
  • Ketchup
  • Latex Paint
  • Liqueurs
  • Liquid Fruit Punch
  • Medication - Liquid Cough Syrup
  • Mouth Wash
  • Mustard
  • Orange Juice
  • Rust
  • Water Colour

 

  1. Blot to remove excess spot or liquid with absorbent white toweling or wet/dry vacuum.
  2. Wet carpet fiber with minimal amount of water. Soak for one minute. Blot with sponge or paper towel. Repeat until no stain is evident on towel or sponge.
  3. Apply a small amount of diluted detergent solution* and press into stained area with fingers. Blot excess liquid. Repeat until there is no color transferring to towel. Rinse with clean water to remove traces of detergent. Blot Dry.
  4. Add a small amount of clean water to spot. Fold clean paper towel and place over spot with a weight over top. Check toweling every five minutes. Repeat water application and blotting with weight until blotter is stain free.
  5. Brush up carpet pile with gentle strokes or vacuum. Allow to dry completely before walking on. 

* Combine one quarter teaspoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one quart of water. For best results, detergents containing hand softening lotions are not recommended. Always be sure to rinse well to remove detergent residue, or re-soiling will likely occur.

 


Spot Type

Spot Cleaning Procedure

  • Beet Juice
  • Grape Juice
  • Prune Juice

                           

  1. Blot to remove excess spot or liquid with absorbent white toweling or wet/dry vacuum.
  2. Wet carpet fiber with minimum water. Soak for one minute. Blot with sponge or paper towel. Repeat until no stain is evident on towel or sponge.
  3. Apply 3% hydrogen peroxide to stained area plus household ammonia. Blot. Rinse with clean water. Blot.
  4. Apply a small amount of diluted detergent solution* and press into stained area with fingers. Blot excess liquid. Repeat until there is no color transferring to towel. Rinse with clean water to remove traces of detergent. Blot Dry.
  5. Add a small amount of clean water to spot. Fold clean paper towel and place over spot with a weight over top. Check toweling every five minutes. Repeat water application and blotting with weight until blotter is stain free.
  6. Brush up carpet pile with gentle strokes or vacuum. Allow to dry completely before walking on.

* Combine one quarter teaspoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one quart of water. For best results, detergents containing hand softening lotions are not recommended. Always be sure to rinse well to remove detergent residue, or re-soiling will likely occur.


Spot Type

Spot Cleaning Procedure

  • Feces
  • Urine
  • Vomit

                           

  1. Scrape or blot off excess stain or liquid.
  2. Vacuum particulate. Soften stain with a small amount of alcohol or dry cleaning solvent. Blot. Brush off particulate. Apply small amount of alcohol or dry cleaning solvent. Bolt Immediately. Repeat until no color is transferring to blotter.
  3. Apply a small amount of diluted detergent solution* and press into stained area with fingers. Blot excess liquid. Repeat until there is no color transferring to towel. Rinse with clean water to remove traces of detergent. Blot Dry.
  4. Add a small amount of clean water to spot. Fold clean paper towel and place over spot with a weight over top. Check toweling every five minutes. Repeat water application and blotting with weight until blotter is stain free.
  5. Brush carpet pile with gentle strokes or vacuum. Allow to dry before walking on.

* Combine one quarter teaspoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one quart of water. For best results, detergents containing hand softening lotions are not recommended. Always be sure to rinse well to remove detergent residue, or re-soiling will likely occur. 


Spot Type

Spot Cleaning Procedure

  • Asphalt
  • Chocolate
  • Cooking Oil
  • Crayon
  • Dirty Motor Oli
  • Furniture Stain
  • Grease
  • Ice Cream
  • Ink - Ballpoint
  • Lipstick
  • Oil based Paint
  • Rouge
  • Sauce - Tomato or Barbeque
  • Shoe Polish
  1. Blot to remove excess spot or liquid.
  2. Wet stain with small amount of rubbing alcohol or dry cleaning solvent. Blot immediately. Repeat until there is no stain transferring to blotter.
  3. Wet stain area with minimum amount of water. Apply a small amount of diluted detergent solution* and press into stain with fingers. Blot excess liquid. Repeat until no color is evident on towel. Rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent. Blot dry.
  4. Add a small amount of clean water to spot. Fold clean paper towel and place over spot with a weight over top. Check toweling every five minutes. Repeat water application and blotting with weight until blotter is stain free.
  5. Brush up carpet pile with gentle strokes or vacuum. Allow to dry completely before walking on.

* Combine one quarter teaspoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one quart of water. For best results, detergents containing hand softening lotions are not recommended. Always be sure to rinse well to remove detergent residue, or re-soiling will likely occur.

 


Spot Type

Spot Cleaning Procedure

  • Acidic Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Acne Medicine
  • Alkaline Drain Cleaner
  • Battery Acid
  • Bleach
  • Carbon Black Soot
  • Furniture Polish
  • Graphic and Copy Powder
  • Hair Dye
  • Insecticides
  • Permanent Ink
  • Plant Fertilizer
  • Shoe Dye

  1. Blot to remove excess spot or liquid.
  2. Rinse spot with clear water. Blot Dry.
  3. Have damaged areas replaced (plugged) by a professional carpet installer (sorry, but these are tough ones).

 

 


Spot Type

Spot Cleaning Procedure

  • Red Clay Soil                
  • Top Soil               

                                 

  1. Allow to dry completely.
  2. Vacuum excess.
  3. Wet stain area with minimum amount of water. Soak one minute. Blot with sponge or paper towel. Repeat until no stain is evident on towel.
  4. Apply a small amount of diluted detergent solution* and press into stain with fingers. Blot excess liquid. Repeat until no color is evident on towel. Rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent. Blot dry.
  5. Add a small amount of clean water to spot. Fold clean paper towel and place over spot with a weight over top. Check toweling every five minutes. Repeat water application and blotting with weight until blotter is stain free.
  6. Brush up carpet pile with gentle strokes or vacuum. Allow to dry completely before walking on.

Spot Type

Spot Cleaning Procedure

  • Nail Polish             
  1. Blot excess.
  2. Apply small amount of nail polish remover. Blot immediately. Repeat until no stain is evident on blotter.
  3. Wet stain area with minimum amount of water. Apply a small amount of diluted detergent solution* and press into stain with fingers. Blot excess liquid. Repeat until no color is evident on towel. Rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent. Blot dry.
  4. Add a small amount of clean water to spot. Fold clean paper towel and place over spot with a weight over top. Check toweling every five minutes. Repeat water application and blotting with weight until blotter is stain free.
  5. Brush up carpet pile with gentle strokes or vacuum. Allow to dry completely before walking on.

* Combine one quarter teaspoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one quart of water. For best results, detergents containing hand softening lotions are not recommended. Always be sure to rinse well to remove detergent residue, or re-soiling will occur. 


Spot Type

Spot Cleaning Procedure

  • Coffee
  • Cranberry Juice  
  • Red Wine
  • Tea

                                   

  1. Blot to remove excess stain or liquid with absorbent white toweling or wet/dry vacuum.
  2. Wet stained area with a minimal amount of 7-Up or tonic water. Blot with sponge or paper towel. Repeat wetting and blotting until no stain is evident on sponge or towel.
  3. Rinse stained area with clean water.
  4. Apply a small amount of diluted detergent solution* and press into stain with fingers. Blot excess liquid. Repeat until no color is evident on towel. Rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent. Blot dry.
  5. Apply 3% hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for four hours. Blot. Apply 3% hydrogen peroxide. Allow to stand for 24 hours. Blot. Allow to dry for 48 hours. If stain is still evident, repeat hydrogen peroxide application. When stain is no longer visible, rinse with clean water and blot dry.
  6. Protect stained area from traffic during the above cleaning process.
  7. Brush carpet pile with gentle strokes or vacuum. Allow to dry before walking on.

* Combine one quarter teaspoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one quart of water. For best results, detergents containing hand softening lotions are not recommended. Always be sure to rinse well to remove detergent residue, or re-soiling will likely occur.


Spot Type

Spot Cleaning Procedure

  • Candle Wax

                              

  1. Allow wax to dry completely.
  2. Scrape off excess wax.
  3. Wet stained area with a minimal amount of dry cleaning solvent. Dry immediately. Repeat until no stain is evident on blotter.
  4. Wet stained area with a minimal amount of clean water. Apply a small amount of diluted detergent solution* and press into stain with fingers. Blot excess liquid. Repeat until no color is evident on towel. Rinse with clear water to remove traces of detergent. Blot dry.
  5. Add a small amount of clean water to spot. Fold clean paper towel and place over spot with a weight over top. Check toweling every five minutes. Repeat water application and blotting with weight until blotter is stain free.
  6. Brush up carpet pile with gentle strokes or vacuum. Allow to dry completely before walking on.

* Combine one quarter teaspoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one quart of water. For best results, detergents containing hand softening lotions are not recommended. Always be sure to rinse well to remove detergent residue, or re-soiling will likely occur.

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