How to deal with inevitable spills on your carpet…

6 Feb

We’ve all had it happen~

Whether it’s a dropped plate on the way to the dinner table, orange juice spilled at breakfast, those red wine spots from last nights impromptu gathering… accidents do happen, so try not to get too upset. Follow these guidelines, and you have a better chance of getting your carpets looking good again.

Act Immediately!  Today, most carpet available has been treated with a stain-resist treatment.  Many spills can be removed or considerably reduced if immediate action is taken. The longer the delay, the higher the probability of a spill becoming a permanent stain. Remember, staining is influenced by many factors, and no carpet is completely stain proof.

Dab liquids with a dry, white, absorbent cloth or white (no printing) paper towels. It’s important not to use printed or dyed towels for this, especially if you’ve got lighter coloured carpets~ transfer does happen! White terry cloth or microfibre towels are great to have on hand for this purpose.

Blot – Don’t Scrub the area! Scrubbing can cause pile distortion. Continue to use a white cloth or paper towels until the area is completely dry. For semi-solids, gently scrape up with a spoon. Break up and vacuum solids away.

Googling stain treatments can be tempting, but remember that a carpet is a big investment~ in order to keep it looking great for longer, sometimes you just have to call a professional. Some home remedies and ‘tricks’ can actually set the spot, turning it into a permanent stain that can be expensive, or worse still, impossible to remove. Find a reputable Carpet Cleaner in your local area, and ask them for a free, no obligation quote. Better yet, if you’re in the Auckland region, we can take care of it for you! We’ll visit you on site for a free quote, and since all our technicians carry the tools of the trade on board, chances are we can take care of it straight away*.

*Please understand that our Technician may be calling in on the way to another booking, so you may need to reschedule. We always do our best to accommodate everyone.

3 Responses to “How to deal with inevitable spills on your carpet…”

  1. mrcarpetcleaner September 6, 2010 at 4:24 am #

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  2. TBS Burnham November 26, 2010 at 6:05 pm #

    hi , i am a master tech at auckland stem & dry ,and i am currently looking for a new position ,if you feel you are in need a of another carpet cleaner ,please contact me

  3. Lisa February 15, 2011 at 2:36 am #

    Hi there. Can you give me your north shore technicians number, I had his card but I seem to have misplaced it. thanks in advance 🙂

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