Quick and appropriate action can reduce and eliminate stains.
Spill Types Treatment
- Alcohol beverages 1 and 2
- Wine 1, 2 and 3
- Candle (wax) no color 1
- Pumpkin 1, 2 and 3
*Too much detergent will cause re-soiling.
- Remove excess spot or stain Substance. You can do this with a spatula or spoon, an absorbent towel or with vacuuming. It is best to remove all excess liquids before applying a cleaner. Removing liquids fast is the best way to keep spots from becoming permanent stains. Not all liquids are fluid – some clump or are semi-solid materials. Scrape or use a towel to pull these materials from the fabric. Never scrub the fabric as this can damage the texture and even drive the spot or stain material deeper into the fabric. Some contaminants must be removed with very hot water or can be frozen and chipped away (gum, candle wax).
- Use an alkaline detergent (above PH7) - 1 drop of Joy dishwashing detergent*- (just 1 drop to a glass of warm water). Apply alkaline detergent solution with a spray bottle. Use sparingly and agitate gently with a spatula or towel. Work from the outside in to keep the spot or stain from spreading. Allow the chemical adequate dwell time to work on the substance. Rinse and blot thoroughly before proceeding to the next step if stain is still present.
- Use an oxidizing agent. For organic-based spots or stains, apply oxidizing agent (hydrogen peroxide topical solution 3 % in a sprayer. Use sparingly and agitate gently with a spatula or towel. Work from the outside in, to keep the stain from spreading. Allow the chemical adequate dwell time to work on the substance. This can be up to 24 hours if dealing with a stubborn stain (mustard, curry, etc.). Cover the stain with white paper towels or cotton towels to allow remaining liquid to wick into the towel.
If the above does not take care of it call in a professional carpet cleaner.