At some point or another, something will spill on your carpets or your furniture. Accidents happen, and knowing how to handle them is important. Depending on what is spilled, cleaning up the spill and preventing a stain might be relatively easy or almost impossible. Granted, the most important tip when it comes to stain removal is to act quickly. Here are few ways you can get that stain out right after it happens. And if you are still struggling with a stain, don’t throw out that carpet, the team at ECS can help. Contact us for stain removal in Massachusetts.
Who doesn’t enjoy a good cup of coffee, especially if you work from home, you might drink a few cups a day. If your coffee mug spills on to the carpet, don’t worry, there are a few things you can do. First use a dry cloth to dry up the spill (do not rub the cloth, gently place it on the spill). If a large amount of coffee was spilled, switch to another cloth after the first cloth absorbs the coffee. Using the same cloth for the entire process can lead to spreading the stain more. Next mix bleach and water in a one to one mix. This mixture is safe to use on carpets made of polypropylene material. Once you have made the mix, wet the carpet and then blot the carpet to dry (never wipe).
Food coloring is found in many different beverages from sodas to fruit juices. These stains can be very unsightly and hard to get rid of. After drying the area with a few paper towels or absorbent cloths, you can use this mixture to remove the stain. To remove these stains mix 32 ounces of water with a 1/4 teaspoon of white vinegar. Gently wipe the mixture over the stain to clean it and remove it.
Whether it caused by a sudden bloody nose or another injury, removing blood stains from carpets and furniture can be exceedingly difficult. First, always take precautions when cleaning up blood. Blood can transmit various diseases, so you should always use gloves when cleaning up someone else’s blood and carefully throw away any materials that get blood on them during the cleaning process. Blood hardens and solidifies in warm water, so you should use cool or cold water to treat bloodstains. Mix cold water with two tablespoons of a grease-fighting dishwashing detergent. This will be most effective for breaking down the blood and making it easier to clean off of your carpet.
If you are still dealing with stains that you cannot get out of your furniture or carpets, consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning company that has industrial and commercial equipment designed for spot stain removal. For homeowners in the Eastern Massachusetts area, ECS Carpet Cleaners would be happy to help you remove stains. Contact us for a free quote.