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Let the stains disappear!

Incidents happen faster and more often that we think! Especially when you have some carpeting in your house. Here’s a little practical guide to help you in case of an incident on your carpet!

It’s important to act quickly on a spill or a spot to minimize staining.

Consult the chart below to know how to apply the recommended cleaning procedure to the corresponding stain.

Tableau Nettoyage English

A

Blot excess stain or liquid. Soak with lukewarm water, one minute, blot with white paper towel. Repeat, until stain is evident on the towel. If stain persists, use Spray ‘N Wash and press into stain area with fingers. Blot excess, rinse with clear lukewarm water to remove detergent, blot dry. If stain persists, add water again, fold paper toweling, and place over stain with weight. Check towel every 5 minutes until towel is stain free. Repeat steps as needed. Brush up pile and allow drying before walking on carpet.

B

Blot or scrape off excess stain or liquid. Vacuum particles and soften stain with alcohol or dry cleaning solvent and blot immediately. If stain persists, follow directions in Method A, from the use of Spray ‘N Wash and water onward.

C

Blot excess stain or liquid. Soak with lukewarm water one minute, blot with white paper towel. Apply hydrogen peroxide (3% strength available in drug stores), immediately follow with household ammonia and blot. Rinse with water and blot. If stain persists, follow Method A, from the use of Spray ‘N Wash and water onward. (Do not use this method on wool carpet)

D

Blot excess stain or liquid. Wet stain with alcohol or dry cleaning solvent and blot dry immediately. Repeat two times. If stain persists, follow directions in Method A, from the use of Spray ‘N Wash and water onward.

E

Blot to remove excess stain or liquid. Rinse with clear lukewarm water and blot dry. If stain persists, apply a dry cleaning solvent with a dampened white cloth and blot dry immediately, then apply warm water to the stained area and blot dry with a clean white cloth. Absorb any remaining moisture with layers of white cloth weighted on top of area. Repeat steps, as needed. Brush up pile and allow drying before walking on carpet.

F

Allow area to dry and vacuum excess. Soak with lukewarm water for one minute, blot with sponge or white paper towel. Repeat until no stain is evident on the towel. If stain persists, follow directions in Method A, from the use of Spray ‘N Wash and water onward.

G

Blot excess. Test non-oily nail polish remover on an obscure non-visible piece of carpet to see if it removes carpet color. If not, gently apply remover using a cotton swab (don’t get wet through to carpet backing), beginning at outside edge of stain and working toward center, and blot. Repeat if necessary. Brush up pile and allow drying before walking on carpet.

H

Freeze area with ice cubes. Shatter frozen gum with blunt instrument. You need to vacuum up debris before they melt. Blot to absorb any remaining moisture with a white cloth. When it’s dry, brush the pile to restore texture.