SPOT AND STAIN REMOVAL TIPS

 

The Secret to Removing Any Spot or Spill 

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Once you notice a spot or spill, it is important to act as quickly as possible.  First, remove as much of the spot as possible.  But here's the real trick that can save you thousands of dollars in carpet replacement and headaches.........

Use a wet vac to extract all the liquid or moisture in the spill or spot BEFORE you use a spot remover.

A small carpet spotting machine like the ones made by Bissell or Hoover will work well too, but remember to use a vacuum that can handle extracting liquids.  Once the bulk of the spot or spill is removed, use a neutral detergent spotter (like our Spotter513 we provide after your cleanings) and gently wipe the spot up.  Our spotter is an encapsulant, so once it dries be sure to vacuum the area to remove any remaining detergent. 

This procedure will work on any spill no matter how big or small.  

Remember to always pre-test the fiber before using any spot remover or water.  Some specialty rugs can be ruined by water.





 

Check Out These 3 Tips for Better Spot Removal

1. Remove it NOW. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to remove. If you cannot remove the stain, call a professional right away.

 

2. DO NOT USE Resolve or other high residue products on your area rugs. Use a neutral ph spotting agent that is made for wool. Call us for purchase information.

 

3. Use as little moisture as possible with silk, sisal, cotton, and grass rugs. For these, apply a spotter to a cloth and gently dab the stain.

 

CAUTION!
Some area rugs have a very unstable dye and can be easily ruined. Always pre-test any solution on the rug before attempting spot removal. 

 Below are Some Special Tips that Will Help


• Make sure you NEVER apply any solvent (nail polish or rubbing alchohol) directly to the carpet. This could cause weakening of the fiber backing.

 • Use a spot machine (by Bissel, Little Green Machine, etc) or a wet vacuum to extract any liquid spot BEFORE you treat it with any spot removing solution.

 • DON'T USE TOO MUCH SOLUTION. An entire bottle of spotter should NEVER be used on one spot.

 • RINSE, RINSE, RINSE. This is one of the biggest things homeowners overlook. Remember, the rinse water can be extracted with your spot machine or wet vacuum.

 

Most Spots:   Use our Spotter513 or mix 1/4 teaspoon clear hand dish washing soap with 1 cup water and follow the directions above. Avoid high residue spotters such as Resolve.

 Grease or Oils:   For greasy spots, apply rubbing alcohol to a cloth and gently dab the spot. Never pour a solvent directly on your carpet.

 Wax:   Melt the wax unto a paper bag with a steam iron. Place the paper bag over the wax. Do not allow the iron to directly touch the carpet.

 

If you can't remove the spot, call us at 513-479-1291. We'll fit you in our schedule.

 

You'll get a trained technician armed with specialty spot removers to remove your stains. The technician sent out to your home is a spot removal specialist.

 

So give us a try. It's a lot better than staring at a HUGE ugly stain the rest of the time you have your carpet. Keep your carpet beautiful.


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