Carpet Spot & Stain Removal Guide

Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning of San Diego, California supplies carpet cleaning and related services to commercial businesses and residential homes locally and in surrounding areas. We are fully licensed and insured to provide our professional services and expertise to the community at affordable pricing. Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning first priority is our customers. In so doing we apply friendly customer service, high moral standards, exceptional work ethics, and other traditional values to all of our services that are executed with superior workmanship on a consistent basis. Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning technicians are more than qualified to perform the duties associated with our services by having advanced training, experience in the industry and remarkable skills. Additionally, Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning experts utilize premium quality products and equipment available exclusively to licensed professionals to ensure maximum results.

General Carpet Stain Removal Tips

Before You Start: There are a few basics you should consider before tending to spots and stains adorning your carpet. Below you will find a few tips and advance before getting started.
– When treating stains, work the outer perimeter of the stains and come towards the center, blotting as you go to prevent the stain from spreading out. Scrubbing or rubbing should be avoided, as doing so will simply push the stain deeper into the fibers and spread it out.
– Strictly utilize white cloths, towels, or paper towels when treating stains as dyes and print can potentially transfer onto carpet while you are trying to remove a stain.
– Never skip the patch test by applying a small amount of the solution in an inconspicuous area to ensure the home remedy or commercial product will not compromise your carpet.
– Hot water should never be used to treat stains as that can set the stain into the carpet. Also avoid over saturating the carpets with liquids when removing stains.

Carpet Spot & Stain Removal Guide

In an effort to extend our customer service online, Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning has compiled a carpet spot removal guide for our commercial and residential customers in the Greater San Diego, California area.
Cigarette Burns – A mild scorch from a cigarette burn is easily removed by scraping the pile with a dull knife by gently rubbing off the blemish.
Fat, Oil, and Wax Stains – You will need a clothes iron and a handful of paper towels to remove these types of stains. Flip the iron on a “warm” setting; do not use the “hot” setting, as that can singe the carpet. Place a paper towel over the top of the stain and with the iron and slight pressure on top of the paper towel, pull the stain up by. The fat, oil, and wax will absorb into the paper towel with ease and come right off your carpet.
Glue – Apply rubbing alcohol onto your choice of cotton ball or cloth and gently work the alcohol into the glue spots. With a clean, dry cloth wipe away the residue and repeat until the glue is completely dissolved.
Gum and Sticky Candy – Pile up ice cubes on the gum or candy until it is frozen and with a spoon, or another blunt object, shatter the spot. Pick up the large fragments by hand and vacuum the remnants.
Nail Polish – If there is an excessive amount of polish, be armed with several rags; apply a generous amount of nail polish removal on a rag and work the polish out, getting a clean one after the rag has absorbed a fair amount of polish.
Urine – Absorb as much of the urine as possible with paper towels or dry rags using moderate pressure to blot the remaining moisture with a damp cloth. Mix together one part water and one part white vinegar in a spray bottle and apply the solution onto the stain; allow it to set for minutes or so. While the first solution is working, combined ½ tsp of clear, mild, non-bleach detergent with 32 ounces of water and sponge that solution on top of the previous layer and blot the treated area with moderate pressure. Follow up with a few dry cloths to remove all moisture.
Water-Soluble Stains – Water-soluble stains are alcoholic beverages, berries, colas, excrement, food, dyes, gravy, ice cream, jelly, milk, mud, washable ink, and wet or latex paint to give you an idea and are fairly easy to remove. Combine ¼ tsp non-bleach detergent or white vinegar with 32 ounces of water in your choice of spray bottle or bucket and apply onto the stains and work out with dry rags, blotting up the stain as you go.
Special Water-Soluble Stains – Special water-soluble stains like wine, vomit, tea, mustard, coffee, chocolate, and blood for example, are a bit more complex to remove and require extra power. In your preference of spray bottle or bucket, combined 1 tbsp ammonia and 1 cup water; please note, carpet manufactured out of wool or wool blends should substitute the water with a mild soap. Apply directly to the area, allow it to set 5-10 minutes and remove with clean, damp cloth.

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If you have stubborn stains that resist removal, contact Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning and our experts will find the right solution to get rid of those stubborn stains!