Removing Stains Yourself
When removing stains yourself, please be aware that most over the counter supermarket stain removal products contain bleaching agents. These products can cause more damage than good. Other common household chemicals may set the stains permanently. Instead, try using a ph neutral dish washing liquid or laundry detergent. Use it sparingly – any detergent you put into the carpet fibers must be rinsed and absorbed back out to prevent any future re-soiling. Before treating the stain with your chosen cleaning solution, always treat an inconspicuous area of carpet first, to check for color bleed, discoloration, or color change to carpet fibers.
When applying cleaning solutions – use a clean white towel or cloth to blot the stain. Never rub the carpet fibers, as it could set the stain even further. Always work from the outside of the stain to the inside, as this prevents the stain from spreading. Do not over wet, or apply to much cleaning solution to the stain. Dampen another white towel or cloth with plain water, and blot the stain once again, to remove all chemical and stain residue. Once the stain removal is complete, use a dry white towel, cloth, or paper towel to dry the area to prevent future re-soiling. If you are unable to remove the stain, call Shazam Carpet Cleaning for professional stain removal as soon as possible. It is much easier to remove stains sooner than later.
Spillage First Aid
Attend to spills immediately, using white towels or cloths to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. Change towels as soon as you can see it taking in the spillage. Do not rub or scrub the the spillage area. Ensure that the towel used is white, as the dye in coloured towels may run onto the carpet. Keep applying new towels until no more of the spillage can be seen being absorbed. If the spillage stain is still visible on the carpet, mix a very small amount of ph neutral dish washing liquid or laundry detergent in warm water. Apply this to the stain, and repeat the above process.