DIY Guide for Stain Removal
Spot Removal Tips from Custom Care Solutions
- When the unfortunate occurrence of a spill happens, the first step is to Act Quickly! Even though most carpets today have a stain-resist treatment, that does not mean they are stain proof. The longer you wait before action is taken on the spill, the more likely the spill will become a permanent stain.
- Blot any Liquid spills using a Clean, Dry, White towel or a non-printed pattern paper towel. Do Not scrub the carpet. Scrubbing the carpet may cause the pile to become damaged. Blot the spill until the carpet is dry.
- For any solids, remove them by gently scraping them up with a rounded spoon.
- Before using any spot removal agent, pretest it in an inconspicuous area for colorfastness. After applying a small amount to the test area, place a white towel on that area for a short time. Check the towel for color transfer, color change, or damage to the carpet. If any of these occur, do not use this spot removal agent and select another.
- Never use any product which contains bleach.
- After selecting the spot removal agent, use as directed. Working from the outer edges of the spill, work the solution in gently. Remember not to scrub. Blot the spill with a dry white towel absorbing as much as possible.
- This process may need to be repeated. Repeat this process until there is no further transfer from the spill in the carpet to the towel.
- If the spill has not been removed and there is no more transfer to the towel, then move on to the next spot removal agent as directed for the specific spot.
- After the spill has been completely removed, rinse the affected area thoroughly with cold water and blot dry with a clean white towel. This process is to remove any solution that may have been left behind which could cause the carpet to soil more rapidly if not removed.
- If you are not comfortable with using these tips or if after using these tips the spill has not been removed, call a professional for assistance.