Stains need to be attended to and cleaned as soon as possible!
Here are some helpful tips to lessen the potential of irreversible damage to your carpets when a spill occurs before a professional steam cleaning is able to assist.
1. Act immediately:
- As soon as you spill a liquid or drop a liquid substance that can cause a stain, blot the area with a white paper towel. This will prevent the stain from spreading and will make cleaning easier for you. For stains that are caused by some non-liquid or semi-liquid substances, you might need to dampen the cloth before using it for blotting.
- For solid substances like cakes etc, the first step is to carefully scrape off the solid substance as much as you can. Be careful to not spread it around or else cleaning the stain will become a really tough job for you.
Immediate blotting or scraping is one of the most important parts of the procedure for cleaning carpet stains. you should continue dabbing the stain with a white paper or cloth towel until you remove all excess.
2. The second step for cleaning carpet stains:
After the initial blotting or scraping, the excess liquid/solid is removed and you are left with the actual stain to deal with. Depending on the type of stain, you would use carbonated water (eg. soda water) or wool wash diluted in warm to hot water using a dabbing motion for cleaning stains (no rubbing or scrubbing).