Try as you might, you can’t predict when a glass of juice will get knocked over on your carpeting or your otherwise obedient pooch will have a minor accident. Minor spills and accidents happen all the time and it’s good to know a few quick and easy to implement tips that will help you to get to those nasty spots before they set and become bigger problems.
Blotting or scraping the entire area is important before applying any cleaning solution. Remember that you should never rub the spill as that will only spread the problem out over a larger area.
Don’t be hasty with your preferred cleaning solution either. You’ll need to have a carefully laid out plan here and that means working from the outside of the stain toward the inside. You need to be wary of spreading the stain and that means resisting the temptation to scrub the spot away. Even after you’ve applied a cleaning solution, blot up the excess moisture and never scour.
If you find that blotting isn’t picking up the moisture as quickly as you’d like, place a pile of white towels over the spot and weigh them down with something to promote absorption.
Need a few ideas on some easy to use cleaning solutions made from common household materials? One tablespoon ammonia to 1 cup water can be just the thing for those stubborn stains like chocolate or fruit juice. You will need to flush the area with water afterward to get rid of all the traces of ammonia.
To feel completely confident when having your carpets or furniture cleaned, enlist the help of a professional to make sure the job is done right. Regular professional cleanings of your furniture, carpet and rugs will keep them looking new for years to come.
Steamatic of Guelph has been looking after the carpet, rug and upholstery cleaning as well as air duct cleaning needs of their community since 1987. Owners Valerie Poulton and Peter Hutchison are proud to provide complete customer satisfaction to their residential, commercial and industrial clients. See their services online at http://www.steamatic.ca/guelph/ or call them at 519-836-7340.