One of the most crucial areas of carpet maintenance is the immediate removal of spots and spills when they occur. Acting quickly is the key to success when anything is dropped or spilled and always having the necessary cleaning materials at hand is of the utmost importance. Follow our spot & spill removal guidelines by scrolling to:
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DETERGENT SOLUTION: Mix one teaspoon of clear dishwashing liquid (containing no bleaches or strong alkalis) and one teaspoon of white vinegar with 500ml of warm water (not hot). This solution must be rinsed well with clear water.
LAUNDRY DETERGENT: One teaspoon in 250ml of warm water
AMMONIA SOLUTION: Mix one tablespoon of clear household ammonia with 100ml of water. Once stain is removed the carpet must be neutralised with the vinegar solution. Apply, blot and rinse. Wool and treated nylon carpet (ie, Stainmaster, Scotchgard etc) are adversely affected by ammonia. Substitute with No. 2 on chart.
VINEGAR SOLUTION: Mix 100ml of white vinegar with 200ml of water
SOLVENT: A volatile dry cleaning solvent such as Murlex (available at grocery or hardware stores) or white spirit. Use on dry carpet only.
Type of Treatment:
1. Cold Water
2. Detergent Solution
3. Laundry Detergent
4. Solvent (only on dry carpet)
5. Chill with aerosol freezing or ice cubles in plastic bag
6. Vinegar Solution
7. Warm Water
8. Clear nail polish remover (no lanolin)
9. Alcohol (eg. Isocol, surgical alcohol)
10. Rust remover
12. Mineral Turpentine
13. Ammonia Solution
14. Clear household disinfectant
15. Baking Soda, scoop up and vacuum