Spot removal problems on carpets

Blood spills:- Do not use hot water as this can cause a permanent stain. Blot up as much of the blood as possible, and call in The Specialists.

Calcium Chloride:- Calcium Chloride can cause permanent staining. The area needs to be vacuumed well, and a small amount of warm water can be applied to soften up the area. Specialist carpet cleaners do have the correct chemicals and equipment for this problem.

Cigarette burns:- If only the tips of the carpet are damaged, these can be clipped. If it is a wool carpet that has not been too badly damaged, the burned area can be brushed away. If the area is badly damaged, the best solution would be to cut out the damaged area and replace it with a new section of carpet.

Oil:
- Oil spills will continue to wick. That means that the spot will continue to reappear after cleaning. Blot up as much of the spill as possible and then call in carpet cleaning specialists.

Latex Paint:- If the paint has already dried, one tablespoon of ammonia mixed with one cup of water can be used on the area. Caution is needed as ammonia can remove the colour from the carpet.

Oil based paint :- This is difficult to remove. It is best to call in the carpet cleaning specialists who will use a wet solvent, and even then the paint may not be totally removed.

Tar:- Tar needs expert removal, it is best to call in carpet cleaning specialists.

Urine:- Urine will bleach colour from the carpet. The sooner the spot is cleaned, the better the results will be.

Water marks:- Water often contains minerals that can stain a carpet. Chemicals such as antifreeze in a sprinkler system can cause permanent staining. If you try to wash these types of stains, you will only be spreading the stain.