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What do I need to stop a SPILL from becoming Permanent STAIN?

Some products to have available:

  • Clean white towel’s.

  • Non Bleach or powdered laundry detergent.

  • Spray bottle and products such as vinegar or ammonia solutions.

  • Household ammonia, white vinegar and rubbing alcohol.

  • Butter knife or spoon.

  • Place a brick or heavy book in a plastic grocery or trash bag.


Tips: Cleaning Spills, Spots, Stains on Carpet and Furniture

Cleaning spills, spots, stains on carpet and furniture can be simple or stubborn. Common sense tells us, the longer a spill marinates on the carpet or furniture the more likely it will become a stain. In the event that, you’re unsure what to do, call (517) 484-6908. McCreary’s Healthy Homes are your Local Professional carpet & upholstery cleaners.

In hope that, you don’t damage your carpet, perform a small test spot for all cleaning agents you plan on using, as it may affect the color or texture of carpet. Do not use if color bleeds on a the white cloth.

Further, listed below are cleaning tips for spills, spots and stains. If you don’t know what the spill, spot or stain is, begin with step 1. On the other hand, if you know what was spilled, begin at the appropriate step.

  • To begin with, never try cleaning spills, spots, stain on carpet and furniture by scrubbing, this can damage the fabric.

  • Next, to try to prevent a spot from wicking, blot dry and put a white cloth over the damp area. Place a heavy object on the towel to absorb the water.

  • In order, to prevent the spill, spot or stain from wicking back up. In the end, remove the object placed on the towel and brush up the pile of the carpet to help speed up the drying time.

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Steps to Cleaning Spills, Spots, Stains on Carpet and Furniture

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Step 1: Cleaning Spills, Spots, Stains on Carpet and Furniture that are Unknown?

  • To start with, improve unknown spills, spots, stains on carpet and furniture by blotting with water and white cloth. In addition, you can apply rubbing alcohol or a dry cleaning solvent to a clean white cloth.

  • Granted that, the spill, spot, stain is deep into the carpet or furniture fabric, use a blotting motion until the area is starting to improve or no color is transferred to the white cloth.

  • However, do not allow the cleaning solvent into the backing, as this will destroy the latex bond. If the spill, spot or stain is on the surface only, blot in one direction at a time. Stop, if the spill, spot, and stain is removed. If not, go to step 3.

Step 2: Cleaning spills, spots, stains on Carpet and Furniture that are Water based?

  • First, blot up as much of the spill as is possible with a white cloth. If a large quantity is spilled use a shop vacuum. If the spill has dried, saturate the area with tap water (do not over wet). Afterwards, let it sit for a minute and blot. If you’re having success removing the spot or stain, continue until the spot is completely eliminated.

  • Lastly, blot and apply the white cloth and a plastic bag around a heavy object on top of the area. If it’s not budging go to step 3.

Step 3: Applying Cleaning Agents

  • First of all, remove as much of the unknown spill, spot or stain as possible by blotting with a white cloth or gently scraping with a butter knife. Moreover, apply a small quantity of laundry detergent to the spot.

  • Next, blot to work the detergent into the area. If spot is going away continue applying detergent and blotting with a white cloth until spill, spot or stain is removed.

  • Eventually, after blotting with detergent, rinse with tap water using a spray bottle, blot to remove wetness, spray lightly with water, do not blot this time; apply a white cloth and heavy object placed in a plastic bag and allow to dry. If there is residue left of a stain on the carpet and blotting is not removing it, then apply stained area with 3% hydrogen peroxide.

  • Finally, the peroxide should stand for one (1) hour. Blot and repeat until the spill, spot or stain is removed. Apply a white cloth and a heavy object with a plastic bag around it.

*As a matter of fact, mix 1/4 teaspoon of Non Bleach Tide (or similar) powdered laundry detergent, with 1 quart of water.

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Cleaning Spots, Spills, Stains on Carpet and Furniture

A. Blood, ketchup, chocolate, cough syrup, pop on Carpet

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In fact, for large spills, extract as much blood as you can with a shop vacuum. If it’s only a small amount of blood, blot with a white towel to remove as much of the blood as possible.

Next, take 1 tablespoon of clear household ammonia to 1/2 cup of water. Place into a spray bottle and gently spray. Blot with a white paper towel to absorb. After neutralizing, begin with step 3.

B. Beer and coffee on Carpet

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Nevertheless, extract the bulk of the spill with a shop vacuum. If it’s just a small amount, blot with a white towel to remove as much of the spill as possible, then neutralize with 1/3 cup of white vinegar, 2/3 cup of water. Saturate spot, using a spray bottle and blot. After neutralizing, go to step 3.

C. Egg and vomit on Carpet

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Once the egg or vomit has dried, take a butter knife and gently break apart as much as you can and vacuum. Blot the spot after spraying the area with an ammonia solution. Blot to remove excess moisture and go to step 3.

D. Candle wax on Carpet

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Spread brown paper bag, make sure there is no ink on the area you will be using to remove wax and turn the iron on “warm”.

The wax will be absorbed into the paper or towel. You will need to replace the paper as it absorbs up the wax. Remove any traces with alcohol or dry cleaning fluid.

E. Chewing gum on Carpet

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Freeze the gum using a bag of ice cubes. Break away the frozen gum with a butter knife and vacuum.

F. Mud on Carpet

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Allow mud to dry completely. Break away the dried mud with the handle of a butter knife and vacuum. Go to step 3.

G. Rust on Carpet

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Place lemon juice in a spray bottle, spray gently and allow it to remain for 5 minutes on the carpet. Proceed to step 3 to remove lemon juice. It’s not recommended for homeowners to use rust remover because of the high volume of acid.

H. Nail Polish on Carpet

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Use a butter knife or a spoon to break apart nail polish. Try applying a nail polish remover to a clean white cloth and gently rub or blot the stain. Continue cleaning spill, spot or stain until it’s removed from carpet or furniture. Don’t pour nail polish remover directly on carpet or furniture. Go to step 3 to remove nail polish remover.

I. Soot or graphite on Carpet

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Vacuum using crevice tool to remove the soot. If the soot has been removed by vacuuming, go to step 1.

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Cleaning Spills, Spots, Stains on Carpet and Furniture won’t budge?

Notably, toilet cleaners, acne medication, drain cleaners, bleach, hair dyes, insecticides, mustard, plant fertilizers, pet urine and stains like this are permanent.

In conclusion, the only solution might be to take a piece of the carpet from a closet or if you had extra from original installing.

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