Carpet Stain Removal Tips
Helpful Do-It-Yourself Carpet Stain Removal Tips
Portland – Oregon City – Lake Oswego – West Linn – Gresham – Sandy – Milwaukie OR
by Heaven’s Best Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning
Time and patience are the keys to stain removal. In the event of a spill, take time to carefully read the following procedures and then follow them thoroughly. Repeat the procedures as long as there is improvement.
If a spill is attended to immediately, it may be possible to remove the spill by blotting with a slightly damp paper towel, followed by repetitive cold water sprays and further blotting with a dry paper towel. If this procedure fails to remove the stain fully, then follow the procedures outlined below.
Apply dry cleaning solvent, use damp towel. Blot – don’t rub! Repeat. Apply water with a damp towel. Blot dry with a weighted pad of towels.
Scrape or blot up excessive spill. Apply Heaven’s Best Spotter, use damp towel. Blot – don’t rub! Apply water with damp towel. Blot dry with a weighted pad of towels.
Scrape or blot up excessive spill. Freeze with ice cubes. Shatter with blunt object (the back of a spoon, etc.) vacuum chips away before they melt.
Apply nail polish remover (non oily type) – use a cotton swab to apply to spill. Don’t wet through the carpet backing. Pick up softened matter – use a clean white paper towel and push toward the center of the spot to avoid spreading the material. Repeat above. Haste may spread the stain and or damage the carpet.
Apply Heaven’s Best Spotter. Use damp towel, leave for 3-5 minutes. Blot – don’t rub! If the stain is removed, finish with a water rinse, blot, follow with a weighted pad of white paper towels. If the stain is not removed, continue as follows: apply hydrogen peroxide solution (see Cleaning Solutions), let stand for 2 to 3 hours under a weighted pad of clean white towels. Repeat application of hydrogen peroxide until removal is complete. Blot finish with a weighted pad of paper towels. Apply white vinegar (undiluted), only after the stain is removed.
Scrape of excess material. Cover with white cotton towel. Apply warm iron until material is absorbed. Be sure towel is large enough to cover the stained area. Take care to never touch the iron to the carpet as the fiber may melt. Change the towel, or rotate to clean area and repeat until all material is absorbed.
Scrape off excess material. Lightly rub area with a fresh piece of white bread. Complete removal with Procedure A.