Monday, May 2, 2011

How to Remove Stains of All Types

The shortest lesson is to react fast. Nowadays most carpets are stain-resistant, that is why spills can be easily cleaned if you get them immediately. However they are not stain-proof, so putting off cleaning stains will make them hard to remove. You can follow these tips to improve the appearance of your carpet, even when the stain cannot be fully removed.

The first thing you need to know about carpet cleaning is that you should not rub the liquids in, blot them using clean white cloth or paper towels. Then rinse the area with water and blot again, repeat until the stain is gone. Remember that you should not scrub the spot, otherwise you will damage the fabric or even make the stain permanent. Once you have finished with the cleaning process, dry the carpet using fans or air conditioner. 

For semi-solids use water to rinse the area and blot until dry. 

For dried solids use vacuum cleaner, then rinse with water and blot. 

When using a cleaning solution, start from the outside and move to the centre of the spot, this way you will not spread the stain. Rinse the area and blot, repeat if needed. You should always dry the spot as soon as possible. 

One of the best options in dealing with stains is a shop-vac. With this machine you can easily suck up spills and repeatedly flush the carpet with water and suck it out. This type of cleaning is unlikely to cause damage to the fabric and is much more effective than just blotting with a towel. 

However, you can always hire one of the carpet cleaning London companies to clean your carpet instead of you.


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