Whether they are from substances or pet accidents, carpets will inevitability be besmirched with accidental spills or accidents. The various chemicals used in cleaning spills have different reactions to the various carpet fibers, which is more effective and also be more detrimental. No matter what you use to treat spots, you first perform a patch test, it is important that you follow instructions on the label of commercial premade carpet cleaners. We at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning would like to share them today so you can avoid them in the future since there are many mistakes’ homeowners make when they treat carpet spills.
Scrape Chunks of Spill or Accident from Carpet
You will only smear them further along your carpet if you do not remove the chunks first. Use a spoon, butter knife, spatula, or some kind of dull-edged tool to scrape the globs off the surface instead. Be cautious as to not smash the substance into the carpet or cut the fibers and careful not to damage the fibers. To make the process more efficient, use a few paper towels to wipe the blobs as you go.
Do Not Scrub Carpet Stains
Since it only pushes the substance out further and deeper into the fibers, making the spill even more difficult to remove, important you do not attack them with scrubbing and rubbing techniques when it comes to addressing the spills. To better contain the mess, use blotting and patting methods starting on the outer edge and work your way to the center instead.
Clean Spills Immediately
Making them more difficult to remove and potentially stain, accidental messes should not be left untreated; the longer the sit, the more time they have to absorb into the fibers. Treating them immediately will optimize success.
Don’t Use Hot Water on Carpet Stains
Different temperatures will contribute to effectively remove the stains when comes to treating different substance. The temperatures range from cool to warm and never hot-hot, generally. Making it near impossible to remove. If you are ever in doubt, cool water should be used, using hot-hot water will increase the risk of causing the substance to set into the carpet.
Cool water should be used if you are ever in doubt.
Avoid Using Printed & Dyed Rags or Paper Towels
When it comes to treating red wine or purple Kool-Aid spill, for example, few want to risk their white cloths or towels. Resulting in a bigger dilemma, using implements that have dyes or prints can be transferred onto the carpet during the treatment process, however.
Carpet Patch Test
When treating carpet spills, patch tests are an important step, as mentioned. When the different fibers react with different chemicals, discoloration, fading, or even damage can occur. Take the time to do a patch test in an inconspicuous area to make sure the solution does not ruin the carpet in plain sight.
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