There are no magic tricks when it comes to carpet cleaning spot stains. It requires patience and time for effective removal. However, there are some steps you can take to help make things easier for you. Firstly, if you have a spill try remove it as quickly as possible by blotting with a white paper towel or moist sponge. Then use cold water misting to rinse and repeat blotting with an absorbent white towel. This may not completely get the stain out, but it will help to minimize its appearance and make it easier when cleaning in the future.
We’ve taken the time to put together a brief guide that can help you cleaning in the event of a spill or stain. The procedures are simple and can be repeated until you can no longer see any improvement. If you aren’t able to get your stain removed to your liking, don’t worry. DAG carpet cleaning is here to bring out the big guns and take care of even your toughest stains. Just call us at 302 513 6646
1. Apply dry cleaning fluid, use dry towel/cloth. Blot, don’t rub. Repeat dry cleaning fluid application as above. Blot, don’t rub. Finish with weighted pad of towels.
2. Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent, use damp towel. Blot, don’t rub. Apply water with damp towel. Blot, finish with weighted pad of towels.
3. Scrape up or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent, use damp towel. Blot, don’t rub. Apply ammonia, use damp towel. Blot, don’t rub. Apply water with a damp towel. Blot, finish with weighted pad of towels. Apply white vinegar (undiluted), only after stain is removed.
4. Scrape or blot up excess spill. Freeze with ice cubes. Shatter with blunt object such as back of spoon. Remove chips before they melt. *Allow to dry, scrape up, then clean to reduce spreading
5. Apply nail polish remover (non-oily acetone type) to a white, cotton towel and apply to spill. Do not saturate carpet. Pick up softened material using a clean, white paper towel, push toward center of spot (to avoid spreading material). Repeat above, soften and carefully remove a layer of the material each time. Haste may spread the stain and/or damage the carpet.
6. Apply detergent solution to white towel, leave 3-5 minutes. Blot, don’t rub. If stain is removed, finish with a water rinse, then blot, then apply a pad of weighted paper towels.
If stain is not removed, continue as follows: Apply hydrogen peroxide solution, let stand 2-3 hours under a weighted sheet of plastic wrap. Repeat application of hydrogen peroxide and allow to dry until removal is complete.
Apply water with damp towel. Blot finish with weighted pad of paper towels. Apply white vinegar (undiluted) only after stain is removed.
7. Scrape off excess material. Cover with white cotton towel or brown paper. Lightly apply warm iron to towel or paper until material is absorbed. Be sure towel is large enough to cover the stained area. Never touch the iron directly onto the carpet, as the fiber may melt! Change towel or rotate same towel to a clean area and repeat until all material is absorbed.
8. Vacuum away as much as possible. Loosen remaining material with a scrub brush or toothbrush. Tap with brush, do not scrub. Vacuum again. Follow with method 2.
9. Scrape off excess material. Lightly rub area with a fresh slice of white bread. Complete removal with method 1.
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