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