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Best Local carpet cleaners can give you the best carpet cleaning tips. You will be able to take care of your carpet cleaning emergencies at home with no extra cost, no hassle, no expensive products, purely by using simple household products such as vinegar or baking soda.
If you happen to spill red wine on your cream carpet, don’t worry, we can give you the best carpet cleaning tips on how to avoid having a permanent stain on your carpet. Our carpet cleaning advice is free of charge and will help you maintain the perfectly good condition of your carpet. We want to share the carpet cleaning wisdom we have build up over the years and potentially save you money and effort.
You can have a look at our easy to follow carpet cleaning DYI guide for various types of stains. The carpet cleaning tips will allow not only to treat the stain immediately but to prevent any future damage or permanent staining to the carpets. After following our carpet cleaning or stain removing tips, you can call and book an appointment with us to have your carpet assessed and professionally cleaned. We can offer you a discount if you book an appointment with Best Local Carpet Cleaners after you have followed one of our step by step carpet cleaning tips. Isn’t it amazing! You not only can save your carpet by following our stain removing tips, but you will get a price reduction If you call us immediately. Any delay could cost you the carpet you love so much! We are available literally 24/7 and are here to help you get rid of your dirty carpets, tough stains, pet or urine odour.HOW
We can give you some tips on how to get rid of some of the most common and nasty stains at home. Please be aware that following the steps below will only be an emergency treatment and you would still need to call your carpet cleaner for a professional treatment with less permanent damage to your carpet or sofa.
Red wine stains
- Blot up as much of the spilled wine as possible.
- Use plain water or mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water.
- Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with plain water or the detergent/vinegar solution. Apply a little bit at a time, blotting frequently with a dry cloth until the stain disappears.
- If using a detergent/vinegar solution, sponge with cold water and blot dry.
It’s important to treat the blood stains on your carpet as soon as possible; blood stains are relatively easy to remove before they set but can be nearly impossible to wash out after 24 hours. If you can get to the stain before it sets, treat it the following way:
- Pour full-strength white vinegar on the spot.
- Let it soak in for 5-10 minutes.
- Blot well with a cloth or towel.
- Repeat if necessary.
- Sponge with cold water and blot dry.
You can use the same method for removing Coffee stains, Urine and Pet stains.
Coffee-Mop up the worst of the liquid. Blot dry. Treat any remaining stain with a carpet shampoo. When dry use dry-cleaning solvent to remove grease from milk or cream.
Pet stains-Remove loose solids with paper. Scrape the residue with a blunt knife or spoon. Blot dry with a cloth or wad of tissues. Lightly sponge with a carpet shampoo. If the stain is serious, call a professional carpet cleaner. The most serious stains penetrate to the back of the carpet and the underlay.
Chewing gum-Freeze the chewing gum with blocks of ice wrapped in a plastic bag or use a proprietary aerosol chewing gum remover. Then break it up into pieces and brush up the bits by hand-chewing gums clogs up vacuum cleaners.
Chocolate-scrape off the chocolate with a knife and clean the area with carpet shampoo. Treat stubborn stains with dry-cleaning solvent when the shampoo has dried.
Curry- An extremely difficult stain. Large marks should be treated professionally. With small marks, scrape off the deposit and rub lightly with borax solution(15ml borax to 500ml water). Stubborn stains can sometimes be helped with a little neat glycerine rubbed into the carpet and left for about 10 min..Then sponge out with warn water and blot dry.
Make up-Moisten the area, then treat with a drop of liquid detergent on a cotton wool bud. Rinse. Treat stubborn stains with dry cleaning solvent.
Fat,Grease,Oil- Mop up the worst. Scrape off any deposit. Apply dry cleaning solvent. Heavy deposits often respond to the blotting-paper-and-iron technique(see Candle wax)
Candle wax- Scrape off as much as possible. Cover remainder with blotting paper or brown paper. Apply the point of a warm iron. Do not allow the iron to touch nylon carpet; it may cause it to melt. Move the paper about until the wax is absorbed into it. Clear any remaining traces with a dry-cleaning solvent.
Ink-Must be tackled immediately. Blot with absorbent paper. Sponge with warm water to remove further ink. You may need more than one application. Blot well each time. Treat remaining small stains with a proprietary carpet spot-removing kit.
Nail varnish- Spoon up deposit, avoid spreading the stain. Moisten a pad of cotton wool with non oily nail varnish remover and dab on affected area. First test on a hidden corner as acetone may damage man made fibres. Use as little as possible, as over soaking can damage the backing. Remaining traces of colour can be removed with methylated spirit. Apply a dry cleaning solvent if necessary.
Paint- All paint spills must b e dealt with immediately . Once it has dried it is almost impossible to remove. Scrape up and wipe off as much as possible ,then treat according to the type of paint. Emulsion-Mop up with cold water, working from the wedges inwards. Large area of dried-on emulsion should be left to a professional carpet cleaner. Acrylic –Mop up with tissues. Sponge with warm water. Finish with methylated spirit or dry-cleaning solvent.
Vomit-remove the bulk of it, sponge the area with soda water, blot with kitchen towel and then clean with carpet cleaner and blot again.
Best Local Carpet Cleaners can finish off your carpet cleaning DIY professionally , using the best carpet cleaning products and solutions. There is a range of carpet cleaning products especially made for treating wool carpet without damaging the fabric. That’s why we always examine the type of carpet we need to clean before any treatment. If you are not sure what type of carpet you have and you don’t know how to treat it safely, you need to call a professional carpet cleaner to avoid any damage. You can hire us for your tough carpet cleaning job: The Best carpet cleaning company in London and surrounding areas.