While it is true that there are various stain-resistant carpets these days, it is also true that there is no carpet that is entirely stain-proof. As for stains versus spots, there is a slight difference. A spot is a result of an accident that is very recent and can often be cleaned easily if it’s treated right away as it may have only formed a colour outside the carpet fibres. A stain, however, is more permanent than a spot; as soon as it seeps into the carpet fibres, the colour of the carpet can be forever changed.
Below are some stain removal tips to follow. Just remember, always check you’re your carpet manufacturer’s guidelines and test on a small area before attempting any DIY carpet cleaning.
NEVER SCRUB or rub stains.
Most people generally do this as first reactions, especially when the stain is new and they are trying to take it out very fast before it goes into the fibre; but such process can cause permanent pile distortion on the carpet. Scrubbing does more harm than good. The first thing you should do is scoop up all the solids first.
BLOT OUT THE LIQUID
with any towelling material before it permeates into the fibres of the carpet. This means that you have to act as fast as you can.
Follow the cleaning instruction on your Stain Buster or Wee Buster packs. Do not just clean carelessly. Start by applying stain removal agents to clean clothing; do not apply the agents directly on the carpet lest you ruin everything by bleaching off the original colour of the carpet. To keep the stain from spreading to other surfaces of the carpet, attempt to work from the outside of the stain towards the middle, then use blotting or dabbing motion in taking out the stain.
RINSE WITH EITHER COLD OR LUKEWARM WATER.
Any water above room temperature may have some negative effects on the carpet.
the stain with a white paper towel. This process will turn it into a clean area by absorbing the stain. For such stains that have gone deep into the carpet fibres, dab a little bit more firmly but not too aggressively to prevent distorting the pile and allowing the stain to spread wider eventually. Continue blotting until the stain is entirely gone.
For professional help, contact us at Drytron Carpet Cleaning to set up a personalised carpet cleaning consultation.
Drytron Carpet Dry Cleaning Services provides professional carpet cleaning in Melbourne and across Victoria, to help maintain your carpet. Call Drytron on 13 12 50 to speak with our team or make a carpet dry cleaning booking online.
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When using any cleaning agent on your carpet test on a small, inconspicuous part first. This is to ensure the cleaning agent doesn’t discolor your carpet or have an unexpected reaction. Whilst general advice has been offered, no responsibility is accepted for claims arising from treatment proposed due to variances on the extent of the problem and steps taken previously to treat the problem which are out of our control. If general advice treatment fails call your Drytron Technician immediately. Drytron have access to industrial strength products and machines that the average consumer doesn't have lying around the house. Carpet is a big investment, and playing with some risky home remedies, solvent products and detergents can have unintended consequences. Simply put, some stains are better removed by carpet cleaning professionals.