Accidents happen, it’s inevitable. May it be from dropping food, spilling a glass of wine or juice, and your carpet is usually the thing to suffer the most. It is important to clean the mess as soon as possible to avoid leaving a stain, the quicker you clean it up, the less that will become adsorbed. However, some methods of cleaning may cause the mess to be grinded further in. We at Ecoclean have seen all types of stains in our years of carpet cleaning in Leicester that have been caused from abrasive and incorrect spot cleaning. Here are some tips on the best way to spot clean your carpet.
Rinse cautiously – Water can be good to use to spot clean your carpets however too much water can do a lot of damage. If carpets become too wet it becomes disposed to mould, so we would suggest using a spray bottle to ensure too water does not go on the carpet. Once the spill has been cleaned but is still damp, you could dry it to with a standard hairdryer on a low heat setting.
Blot, never rub – Never rub a stain into the carpet as it pushes the stain deeper into the fibres of the carpet and eventually causes it mat. Use a paper towel to blot the area and use the heel of your hand to push down. Afterwards, use a dry towel until it has all been absorbed. You may want to use a vacuum for larger spills and then blot to absorb the excess.
Make your own solution – You can buy carpet stain remover from stores however in those moments when you have run out, you could mix your own! Avoid using a laundry cleaner as it is too alkaline, instead dilute some washing up liquid to make it less creamy. If it is too creamy, it is more likely to leave a sticky residue. For stains that are greasier, mix soap with vinegar in some water. To make sure you do not make the carpet too wet, put your mixture in a spray bottle as mentioned before. Spray the area and leave it for a little while before blotting it with a towel. Next spray the area with some warm water, leave, and blot again. You may repeat these steps of more tenacious stains, remember to blot and never rub.
If your carpet has had its fair share of spills and is looking worn out, then call Ecoclean Floorcare who can make your carpets look brand new. Using our unique dry extraction method with limited water, you will be able to use your carpets immediately after we leave. Contact our team today!
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