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Wet spills on carpets

Wet spills on carpets

Accidents do happen. Coffee, cold drinks, or various other liquids, can be knocked over and spilled onto your carpet. These spills will soak down into the base of the carpet, therefore the sooner the spill is soaked up the better. Blot the spill with clean towels or paper towels - do not rub - allow the towels to soak up the spill. It is important to remember that after you have soaked up the liquid, the base of the carpet will still be wet. This liquid will wick up to the surface and stain the tips of the yarn. To prevent this from happening, place a thick layer of paper towels over the spill with a weight on top. The layer of paper towels should be at least 5cm.thick so as to draw up all the liquid. Leave for a few hours, or, if possible, overnight.

After you have removed the paper towels, it will look as though the spill has been completely removed - but there could be resoiling. Call The Specialists as soon as possible, they will clean and dry the area with the correct chemicals to ensure that no resoiling occurs.

 
Spot removal problems on carpets

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.

 

How to remove pen ink and red wine spots

It is unavoidable that you will get pen ink marks on your upholstery and clothes, the same is true for red wine spills. It is not impossible to get rid and clean these marks, just follow the tips in the video dealing with pen ink and red wine stains.

 

How to remove grease stains

Here you will find out how to remove grease stains from your upholstery, carpets and other surfaces

 
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