Carpet Cleaning Stain Removal Treatments
Does ‘So Cheap’ Carpet Cleaning Remove Stains?
To the delight of our customers the answer is yes!
With our years of experience we can look at your carpet type and soon tell you if its worth trying to remove the stain or if its permanent… We carry the chemicals and the equipment to remove most stains, which than make it up to you if you think its worth while getting us to treat it, but more often than not its up to the carpets fibre if its permanently impregnated, or able to be extracted.
Common stain problems
- Blue tack
- Black eyeliner
- Foundation make up
- Nail polish
- Wee / Urine
- Poo / Feces
- Oil based paint
- Water based paint
- Candle wax
- Surfboard wax
- Felt tip ink
- Permanent markers
- Biro pen ink
- Red wine
- Gel (hair gel)
- Creams and lotions
- Red soil
- timber furniture bleeding
- Bubble Bath
- Charcoal ash
There are many more stains and spills that we have encountered at customers houses, often clients cant identify spills as they have been there for quite some time in the tenanted rental property.
So you had a accident and you want to know what to do?
Stain Removal Basics
Below are some of our steps that we believe are a safe removal for a wide range of stains.
We have decided to link the ‘Stainmasters’ carpet cleaning guide for a more in depth home treatment from your carpet cleaning stains. Remember that stainmasters have created this guide for there carpets, so the methods may or may not work on your carpet stains. http://www.stainmaster.com.au/page/ideas-and-advice/carpet-care/stain-removal-guide
Stain Removal steps
The key is not to panic and start looking for one hundred and one home remedies or pilfering through the sink/washroom cupboards grabbing at strong chemicals. These chemicals can often be wrong for the spill type and make the food colours set and burn into the carpet fibre. choosing to use unprofessional chemicals for carpets can make a easy stain hard for us to release from your carpets fibres. A lot of home cleaning chemical contain fine amounts of bleach a whiteners which can change the colour of your carpets as they dry, leaving unsightly rings around the stain you tried to remove.
Avoid scrubbing at the spill on the carpet, this can shave the fluffy fibres of the top surface of the carpet, causing the light to reflect differently and visually leaving a shadowed mark once dry.
For most Food and Drink Spills on carpet
If the stain is still present and you would like a carpet cleaner to attempt removal and extract the stain, we would advise you to leave a damp towel over the problem area till they can visit you. This will greatly minimise the chances of the stain from drying out and permanently setting into the carpet.
- Grab 3 towels (preferably old ones as your spill stain might ruin them)
- Wet one towel out with room temperature tap water and then squeeze it out till damp.
- If the stain is oil based and greasy, you may opt for warm (not hot) water in the damp towel
- gently remove any scraps that maybe on top of the carpets surface, as we don’t want to squish them further
- place a dry towel over the stain and gently press over the stained area till the liquids transfer into the towel.
- check the bottom of the towel and see if the liquids have transferred into the towel from the carpet, shift the towel across to a dry clean section, place over stain and repeat last step.
- now place the damp towel over the spill and press firmly down in a dabbing motion. The key is to wet the surface of the carpet, diluting the spills properties, and soaking it back into the towel, if the towel is changing colour than shift it to a clean part and dab again.
- feel free to switch from the damp towel to the dry towel pressing the clean sections of the towels over the stain, hoping to transfer the remainder of the stain into the towel.
- keep this process going till you see the stain disappear out from the carpet.
- if you are satisfied with your work, grab the last clean towel place it over the spill area and stand on top of the spill, at this stage you should only see the last of the clean water being transferred into the towel. shift towel to a dry part, place over wet area and repeat standing over it to you are satisfied no more liquid is to be transferred out.