Particularly for people especially protective of their carpet, spots and stains can be a tedious chore to remedy. There are some techniques that can effectively remove the spots and stains, where others will make them more of a problem and potentially make it extraordinarily difficult if not impossible to remove when it comes to treating these blemishes. Some of the proper techniques and relate the ones that you should ultimately avoid is what we at Carpet Dry-Tech would like to share in an effort help you preserve and protect your carpets.
Sopping Up Liquid on Carpet
Generally, the initial spill tends to be the most liquidity and you need to first sop up the excess liquid. Mold growth and moisture damage can occur with an exposure to over saturation conditions. With a towel, paper cloth, or rag, blot the excess moisture prior to applying any cleaner. Make sure the area is only damp before any further application. Again, before using any cleaner, you can use a wet/dry vac or a carpet cleaning machine to extract the water easily as well.
Scrape Sticky or Hard Residue Off Carpet
A little scraping for gummy substances, hard substances, or to scoop up semi-solid or solid spills first may be required in some situations. It is important you use a dull edge such as from a spoon, spatula, or butter knife for example when you execute any scraping needs. Before treating the potential stain, you are simply removing the bulky substance off the carpet, you are NOT cutting the carpet. To avoid pushing the gunk deeper into the fibers and spreading them out across the fibers, you need to approach it with the right angle as well.
Blot Carpet Stain
One of the most important steps in cleaning the carpet spills is blotting. Throughout the process, blotting, instead of scrubbing or rubbing, is critical. Making the mess bigger and potentially pushing the molecules into the carpet fibers, the scrubbing and rubbing spread the substances and liquids out and into the fibers. Botting is essential to effectively remove the spot without making the situation worse, whether you are sopping up liquid, managing the cleaner application, or removing the stain or spot.
Spot Clean Carpet
As opposed to store-brought products, some people prefer DIY cleaners. A very important aspect in the technique is the patch test, no matter which your preference is. The carpet fibers and dye, altering the color, fading it, or even damage the fiber itself can occur from some chemical reactions. The patch test should include the chemical being applied in a small patch in an inconspicuous location.
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Especially if you make it harder than necessary by using the wrong technique, stains and spots can be a challenge to remove. To help you combat stains and spots is just as important, have a professional you can trust. Call Carpet Dry-Tech and let our experts do the rest if you come up against a tough stain or spot on your carpet.