Residents of Newcastle, Central Coast, Maitland & Lake Macquarie, the way you physically attack a stain will count as much toward whether you are successful in removing it as the cleaning products you use on it.There are right ways and wrong ways to deal with different types of spills and stains. Using the wrong techniques can often make matters much worse. And for all your efforts, you may just end up having to call in the professionals to clean up your mistakes.
However, if you follow these easy tips on how to physically deal with most common types of stains, you just might find that your stain removal efforts are a complete success. If you have any doubt on the type of carpet you have or how to implement these tips effectively then please contact Aussie Pro Carpet Cleaning.
Liquid Spills Should Never Be Rubbed or Wiped
With any type of liquid or soft spill resulting in a stain, be it wine, grease or blood, the first rule of thumb is to fight the urge to simply wipe it up. Believe us when we tell you that no good will ever come of trying to wipe up or rub away a stain.The process of wiping and rubbing simply serves to embed the spilled material even deeper into the fibres of the fabric it was spilled upon. Your actions will, in effect, do just as much damage as the liquid that was spilled.
Instead, let the cleaning products do all the work of loosening the spill from the fibres. Your job is to simply blot up the cleaning product with soft, white and absorbent cloth or paper towels. And have patience, some stains won’t come out until multiple applications of the cleaning products.
Freeze-drying Gum is the Best Technique for Removing It from your Carpet
Chewing gum can be stepped in out on the street and tracked into your home to end up embedded in your carpet. To get it out, you need ‘specialised’ tools consisting of ice cubes and a box cutter or single edge razor blade.Start by applying ice to the gum to freeze and harden it. Less than a minute should be enough to get it solidified enough to deal with.
Then lift up the wad of gum and cut the fibres as close to it as possible to free it from the carpet. If you’re careful to cut the fibres close to the gum wad, you may be able to get away with just cutting a little bit off the tips of the fibres, not enough to be noticeable from even a short distance.
Remove Melted Wax by Re-melting It
For removing wax that has dripped onto your carpet from a burning candle, re-melting it seems to be the most effective to remove it completely. Place a white cloth over the wax and apply heat from an iron.Be careful to keep the iron on low, otherwise you might end up scorching the carpet fibres. The wax will get soft and be easy to scrape up with a butter knife. To remove it completely, place a paper towel over any remaining wax and apply the heat again. The wax will melt and get absorbed in the paper towel.