What is the proper way to remove spills or stains from your carpet? What techniques should you be using and when should you call in the experts?
In this article, we’ll give you all the information you need to know, and advice on when you should contact our team at Sun Dry.
How to Correctly Clean Spills & Stains from Your Carpet
If you search on the internet, there are lots of different ways to clean spills and stains from your carpet. But not all of them are equal. In this section, we’ll discuss some of the most effective ways to clean carpet.
Identify the Spill
When you discover a spill or stain on your carpet, the first thing you need to do is identify it. If the stain has been hidden for a while and you can’t identify it, there are ways around it, but it’s best to find out the cause if you can.
Clean It Up ASAP
The best thing you can do when you spill something on your carpet is to clean it up immediately. This is because the longer the spill remains on your carpet, the longer it has time to soak in, which is when the damage can occur.
Don’t Use Household Chemicals
There are any number of stain removal products on the market, but we wouldn’t recommend using them if you want to maintain your carpet’s integrity.
Some of the harsh chemicals and acids in such products can interact adversely with your carpet and cause more damage than they clean up.
If In Doubt, Use Water
As we said, there are many different types of home remedies for different stains, but if you’re unsure of the stain – or the best way to treat the stain yourself – the best thing you can opt for (other than professional cleaning, of course) is warm water.
Never Rub the Stain
When you have an accident and spill something on your carpet, you may be tempted to rub at the stain in order to get rid of it as quickly as possible. We’re here to tell you not to do that. Doing so can actually cause the stain to become further ingrained into the carpet, and potentially even damage the fibres.
How to Prevent or Treat Stains and Spills
There are a couple of things you can do to prevent or treat stains and spills on your carpet. The most effective is ensuring you don’t have something that can spill in your carpeted area. But accidents do happen, so if this is not possible, the next best thing you can do – and something we recommend to all our clients is preventative maintenance.
When to Call Sun Dry’s Experts
Preventative maintenance – outside of removing things that spill from your home entirely – is one of the most practical and beneficial things you can do to protect your carpet.
At Sun Dry, we specialise in stain removal, regular servicing and professionalism. We have access to all the latest techniques and solutions to provide you with a solution that really lasts.
To organise for professional stain removal services – or preventative maintenance scheduling – get in touch today.