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How to clean carpet stains

Don’t let a stubborn stain ruin your favourite carpet, here a few tips for cleaning them away.

Solutions & Solvents

Detergent Solution

A teaspoon of neutral detergent, e.g. “Stergene” to half pint of warm water.

Detergent/Vinegar Solution

Add one teaspoon of white vinegar to the above detergent solution.

Ammonia Solution

One tablespoon of household ammonia to one cup of warm water. Warning: Always test a small “out of the way” area of your carpet for fastness prior to tackling the stain.

Dry Cleaning Solvent

A proprietary brand of dry cleaning solvent should be used. You will also need a blunt knife and some white tissues or absorbent cloth to blot up the stain as it is released. The modern alternative is K2R, a dry spray, which is best left overnight to work on any stain before vacuuming off.

Blood, Chocolate, Ice Cream, Glue, Grass, Gravy, Fruit
1. Scrape up excess with a blunt knife 2. Detergent Solution  3. Ammonia Solution 4. Blot dry, don't rub

 

  1. Scrape up excess with a blunt knife.
  2. Use a detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blot dry.
  3. Follow with ammonia solution.
  4. Blot dry. Do not rub.
Milk, Soft Drinks

1. Scrape up excess with a blunt knife 2. Detergent Solution  3. Ammonia Solution 4. Blot dry, don't rub

 

  1. Scrape up excess with a blunt knife.
  2. Use a detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blot dry.
  3. Follow with ammonia solution.
  4. Blot dry. Do not rub.
Coffee, Tea, Alcohol/Wines, Perfume, Urine, Liquid Foods

1. Scrape up excess with a blunt knife 2. Detergent or Vinegar Solution:  3. Blot dry, don't rub

 

  1. Blot up the surplus spillage.
  2. Use a detergent/vinegar solution, from the outer stain edge.
  3. Use a little at a time and blotting up with dry cloths frequently.
  4. Do not rub.
Fats, Shoe Polish, Lipstick, Oil, Solids, Nail Polish, Tar, Vomit, Wax,
Grease, Chewing Gum
1. Scrape up excess with a blunt knife 2. Dry Cleaning Solvent  3. Detergent or Vinegar Solution: 4. Blot dry, don't rub

 

  1. Scrape up excess with a blunt knife.
  2. Use a detergent solution, starting at the outer edge and blot dry.
  3. Follow with ammonia solution.
  4. Blot dry. Do not rub.

Need more advice?

Contact our highly-experienced team on 01246 863148, and we will offer our best advice on caring for your flooring.