If you have carpet in your home like most people, there is sure to come a day when something gets spilled on it. When this happens, quick cleaning must be undertaken immediately so that the spill doesn’t soak right through the base of the carpet into the floor underneath and so the stain doesn’t set. If you simply leave it to dry it will be twice as difficult to get out and the stain may never be fully removed. However, professional carpet cleaners like Brilliance Cleaning can usually do a good job of cleaning most carpets.
So what are the four worst stains in a carpet? Most people will agree that they are: –
- Grease and
- Red wine
Here are some tips to deal with these biggies and reduce their effect on your precious floor covering.
- Never use hot water as this will set most stains, but especially blood.
- How to get these stains out of the carpet depends a lot on what the carpet is made of. Wool must be treated more gently than nylon. Wool carpets should not be saturated with water or cleaner as they take a longer time to dry and it could result in a patch of mould forming.
- Blot the stain from the outside in to prevent the stain spreading.
- Use a white towel that is damp rather than dry as water helps to absorb the stain.