How do I remove spots and stains from my carpets?

Written by on 13 Nov 2011

Mr Gerald Tomkinson has asked the question, “How do I remove spots and stains from my carpets?”

Here is our Senior Technician Mark Adams reply;

Thank you Mr Tomkinson I hope my step by step guide helps.

Spot Removal Steps

1. Act Quickly! Most carpet available today has been treated with a stain-resist treatment, so many spills can be removed if immediate action is taken. The longer the delay, the higher the probability of a spill becoming a permanent stain. Remember, staining is influenced by many factors, and no carpet is completely stain proof.

2. Blot liquids with a dry, white, absorbent cloth or white paper toweling (no printing).

3. Do not scrub the area! Scrubbing may cause pile distortion in the affected area. Continue to use a dry cloth or paper towels until the area is completely dry. For semi-solids, gently scrape up with a rounded spoon. Solids should be broken up and vacuumed until completely removed. If the spot can be identified, locate the substance in the spot removal computer and follow the directions carefully.

4. Pretest any spot removal agent in an inconspicuous area to be certain the solution will not damage the fiber or the dye. After applying several drops to the testing area, hold a white cloth on the wet area for 10 seconds. Examine the carpet and cloth for color transfer, colour change, or damage to the carpet. If a change occurs, another cleaning solution should be selected.  If possible use Rhino Rocks World Famous® Spot Remover for Water-Based Spills and World Famous® Grease & Oil Remover for oil-based spots.

5. Apply a small amount of the selected cleaning solution to a white cloth and work in gently.

6. Work from the edges of the spill to the center to prevent the spill from spreading. Do not scrub! Blot to absorb as much of the stain as possible. Repeat if necessary.

7. Continue using the first cleaning solution as long as there is a transfer of the spill to the cloth. It is not necessary to use all of the cleaning solutions if the first solution removes the spill.

8. Be patient! Complete removal of the spill may require repeating the same step several times. Do not continue to step 9 until the stain has been completely removed.

9. Rinse the affected area thoroughly with cold water, and blot with a dry cloth until all of the solution has been removed. Some cleaning solutions will cause rapid soiling if the solution is not completely removed.

10. Apply a one-half inch layer of white paper towels to the affected area, and weigh down with a flat, heavy object. Continue to change paper towels as needed. A dry, absorbent, cleaning compound may be used as a substitute to accelerate drying time.

Arm your home with Rhino Rocks World Famous® Spot Remover for Water-Based Spills and World Famous® Grease & Oil Remover for oil-based spots. Call us today at 01756 453354 to order with your next cleaning.

For more detailed information on a specific spill, please call Skipton Rhino Rocks at 01756 453354 to see if we can help. Many carpet manufacturers also provide cleaning assistance and advice.

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by Mark Adams - Senior Technician Rhino Rocks on Rhino Rocks®
With our pleasure

Its in the post, should be with you in 2 - 3 working days
Thanks
Mark

by Gerald Tomkinson - Burnley on Rhino Rocks®
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Thanks Mark for your response, please can you send me a can of your Stain Remover
Thanks
Gerald

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