Carpet cleaning tips for the silly season

Whatever it may be; drink spills, dirt, lipstick, grass stains, grease and the humble mince tart, often these little rascals will most likely find their way onto your carpet this festive season. But there’s no need to panic. Help is on the way.

Carpet cleaning isn’t rocket science and it’s not as complicated as it sounds. Here are some of our best tips to bring you the ultimate guide for carpet stain removal.

An essential part of stain carpet removal is to know what not to do when cleaning carpet stains. Here are the DO’s and DON’Ts of carpet cleaning stain removal.

The basics.

Do
• Do contain the spill – with a paper towel or cloth.
• Wipe away any excess liquids.
• Scoop up any solids with a spoon.

Don’t
• Don’t scrub your carpet. Scrubbing at a stain can actually push the stain further into the carpet fibres making it much harder to remove.
• Don’t iron your carpet. Some people might suggest ironing over certain stains as a removal technique but try to avoid this at all costs. You are more likely to leave scorch marks on your carpet and melt nylon or polyester fibres.
• Don’t leave the stain on the carpet. The more time a stain has to settle, the harder it becomes to remove.

Depending on the type of stain these household products are always good to have in the cupboard in case of a carpet emergency.

• White vinegar – great for lifting away all sorts of light stains.
• A simple home detergent (or multi-purpose detergent) is also a fantastic tool to get out carpet stains and germs.
• Bi-carb soda – the carpet all-round savior.

And remember… Drytron are great in any carpet cleaning emergency. Our years of developing our specialised cleaning process ensure you’ll get back to your celebrations in no time. If you need to get the carpet experts in then give us a call in the Drytron Customer Care Centre on 13 12 50.

carpet cleaning tips for the silly season