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Cleaning Tip - Wine Spil

General Carpet Cleaning Tips

1. Keep a carpet first aid kit:

  • Clean White Rags/Sponge
  • Laundry detergent – liquid and granular (dry)
  • Oxygen bleach Like Oxyclean® (do not use chlorine bleach)
  • Grease solvent – dry cleaning fluid or spot remover like:
  • Energine®
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Turpentine

2. Keep carpet cleaning labels in the kit for quick reference.

3. Act fast. Scrape or blot up all excess spills or blemishes.

4. In the event of a major mishap, call us for suggested remedies and action until our cleaning professionals arrive.

5. Pre-treat. If instructions call for using water, use only lukewarm to avoid setting the stain. When using spot removal agents, be sure to pretest first in an inconspicuous area.

6. Sponge—don’t scrub!

  • Work lightly from center to edges
  • “Feather” the area by sponging edges irregularly
  • Blot any dampness and dry quickly to avoid creating rings.

What To Do For:

Greasy spills – Sponge gently with grease solvent or apply granular (dry) detergent.

Non-greasy spills – Sponge with solution of one teaspoon liquid detergent to one cup water. Do not use soap.

Animal stains – Sponge freely with cold water. Apply solution of three tablespoons white vinegar to one quart water. Sponge with detergent suds and rinse.

Have A Stain You Just Can’t Get Out?

The professionals at Impressions Carpet & Restoration have the expertise and equipment to use more aggressive cleaning solutions to remove stubborn spills such as:

Candle Wax
Car Grease
Cigarette Burns Coffee/Tea
Fruits and Berries
Glue Grease Gum
Ice Cream
Ink
Liquor
Make-Up
Mud
Mucus
Mustard
Nail Polish
Oil
Paint
Rubber
Cement
Rust
Soft Drinks
Shoe Polish/Dye
Tar
Urine
Vomit

 

For more care and cleaning information, visit The Carpet & Rug Institute.

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