Time is absolutely of the essence when it comes to removing those stubborn stains. If you have children especially you’ll know all full well how difficult keeping up with stubborn stains can be. The faster you clean up the spill the less likely it becomes a stubborn stain.
Everyday food and drink spills can be scrubbed up successfully by blotting the area with a mix of warm water and a soft detergent like Fairy liquid. There are always those few stains that really take some time and elbow grease to get out and we’ve listed some of the ways you can get these out.
Many people love a glass of red wine in the evenings but if you knock it over it is a nightmare to shift once it soaks down into your carpet. If you’re looking for a great local Torquay carpet cleaner then by all means check out the companies there but if you don’t have the budget for a cleaner, there are ways to get it out. Assuming you have had a stain protector put on your carpet already, you have more chance of simply blotting up the spill with paper towel and warm water. However, once the wine gets down into the carpet fibres, the only way to get rid of it is to have your carpet professionally cleaned and there are companies that offer Torquay carpet cleaning services who can help.
The two most frequently suggested DIY methods of removing red wine stains are to use white wine or vinegar. In short; don’t! Neither of these methods work and you could just end up damaging your carpet.
Sometimes children catch their toes or cut their knees and if you are in the unfortunate population who have cream carpets you’re really in for it if they spill blood onto your carpet. In the event that human or animal blood ends up on your carpets, never use hot water to try to clean it up. Hot water causes red blood cells to ‘set’ and fixes the stain into the carpet fibres. Soak the stain with cold water, and then blot it up as best you can. And don’t forget to put a plaster on the child!
In the event of a spill, act quickly to blot up as much of the substance as possible using paper towel or clean, colour fast towels. Don’t be tempted to use generic supermarket stain removers; they don’t work very well and can even damage your carpets and after all the time you spent blotting and cleaning, that’s the last thing you need.
Stains are usually very shabby, messy and damaging not to mention so depressing to look at! With kids and pets you cannot expect the floor carpet to be totally clean all the time but what you can expect is that the regular hiring of a cleaning company will make sure that your carpets are at least tidy.