DON’T PANIC!

Accidents will happen and most can be resolved.

If something has been spilled on your carpet, prompt action is required to prevent staining.

Be Prepared!

Good things for your kitchen cupboard.

Clean white absorbent cloths.

Dry Cleaning Solution- Surgical Spirit available from Chemists.

Detergent Solution- One Teaspoon of gentle detergent for washing woollens, to half a pint of warm water.

Detergent Vinegar solution- Add one teaspoon of branded Household Ammonia to one cup of warm water.

Ammonia Solution- One teaspoon of branded Ammonia solution to one cup of warm water.

General Tips

Do not overwet into backing materials.

Always test any solution on an inconspicuous area of carpet first.

Use detergents at recommended dilution rates.

Scrape up or blot any excess prior to treatment.

Blot, NEVER rub or scrub.

Do not use washing up liquids, washing powders, household bleach, disinfectants.

Always work from outside in to a stain, to avoid spreading.

Always apply cleaning fluid to to the absorbent spotting material not directly to the carpet or fabric.

Use a hair-dryer to to assist the drying time.

Deal with quickly, more chance of removing stain.

Ok, so now to the nitty gritty!

Alcohol, Coffee, Tea, Liquid Foods, Urine.

Blot up surplus.

Use Detergent Vinegar Solution, gently, little at a time.

Work from outside edge to inner.

Frequently blot with dry cloth.

See below for final rinse procedure.

Chocolate, Blood, Glue, Egg, Ice Cream, Milk, Soft Drinks, Vomit.

Scrape up excess with blunt knife.

Use Detergent Solution from outer edge.

Blot dry.

Follow with Ammonia Solution.

Blot Dry.

See below for final rinse.

Solids, Fats, Tar, Chewing Gum, Oil, Ointment, Shoe Polish.

Scrape up excess with blunt knife.

Use a Dry Cleaning Solution followed by Detergent Vinegar Solution.

Blot Dry.

See below for final rinse procedure.

Unknown Stains.

Scrape up or blot surplus spillage.

Use a Dry Cleaning Solution followed by clean luke- warm water.

Blot Dry.

If further treatment is needed, use either Detergent or Detergent Vinegar Solution.

Blot Dry.

See below for final rinse procedure.

Final Rinse.

Mix one part white vinegar and four parts water.

Pour mixture into clean spray bottle and spray area.

Blot dampened area to remove moisture ( do not over wet and do not rub)

Spread white kitchen towel 6-8 sheets, or cloth over area and place weight on top. (e.g. telephone directory)

Leave overnight and repeat if necessary.

This is a general guide, and hopefully may prevent some common stain damage.

Unfortunately, there can never be a guarantee of complete removal, but with the correct routine you may be able to come to a satisfactory result.

If the situation arises, then I am always available for information, and  materials for stain removal.