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What to do if you get a spill on your carpet?

We get asked this question all the time. Here is our best answer.

  • Act quickly
    If you can clean a stain immediately, there’s a good chance you can remove it. The longer a stain sits and  penetrates deeper into the carpet and padding, the harder it is to remove.
  • Try water first
    80% of stains can be removed using plain tap water. To remove a stain, press a clean, dry, white cloth over the stain to absorb the spill. Repeat until the spill is absorbed. Then gently work the water into the stain with a damp white towel and blot until the stain is gone. Change cloths when necessary. Then use a fan to dry the area if it’s very wet.
  • Blot—never scrub or rub vigorously
    Scrubbing a stain will damage the carpet fibers and create a fuzzy looking area because you are destroying the fibers of the carpet/rug. Always blot from the outer edge toward the center of the stain to avoid spreading the spot and creating a larger problem.
  • Be patient
    Work water gently into the spill and then blot with a clean dry cloth. Repeat until the stain is faded or hopefully gone and all the water has been absorbed.
  • On tough spots, try vinegar or club soda
    If water alone doesn’t remove a stain, try a white vinegar and water solution (equal amounts) or club soda before trying stronger commercial cleaning products.
  • Test commercial products first
    Some products can cause carpet to get dirty faster by leaving a residue that will attract dirt, or damage the carpet’s color and texture. Test carpet-cleaning products on an inconspicuous area before using.
  • If these tips don’t take care of a stubborn spill you may need to call a professional Carpet Cleaner.

If you live in the Phoenix area, and need professional carpet cleaning services call us at 3d Home Services

602-403-6893

Your professional Carpet Cleaning Company serving Phoenix, Sun City, Surprise, Peoria, Glendale and other surrounding cities, since 2006