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Removing Carpet Stains: Cleaning Liquids

Published On: February 20, 2014Categories: Building Maintenance, Carpet Cleaning, General Cleaning, Janitorial Services

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Carpet Cleaning Tips for Liquids

At INTEK we understand removing carpet stains can be difficult. So we created a stain removal guide with tips for how to clean liquids out of carpet. Please keep in mind these are only suggestions to help minimize a stain and always do a spot test in a discrete part of your carpet or fabric to make sure the treatment does not damage or stain carpet further.

To learn how to make stain removal solutions and solvents visit our previous blog post.

In the event that the treatments below do not work keep the area damp until one of INTEKs’ trained technicians can arrive.  We will do our best to remove the stain as best we can, however, since every stain is different there is no guarantee.

BLOOD: 

  1. Apply cool detergent solution, blot.
  2. Apply cool ammonia solution, blot.
  3. Apply enzyme detergent, blot.
  4. Rinse thoroughly with water, blot until dry.
  5. If stain remains, apply rust remover or oxalic acid solution.
  6. Bleaching with 3-5% hydrogen peroxide may be necessary.

URINE: 

  1. Blot as much as possible if still wet.
  2. Apply detergent solution, blot.
  3. Apply ammonia solution, blot
  4.  Apply vinegar solution, blot.
  5.  Rinse thoroughly with water, blot until dry.
  6.  If stain remains, apply rust remover or oxalic acid solution.
  7.  Bleaching with 3-5% hydrogen peroxide or sodium perborate might be necessary. Urine stains may cause permanent dye removal from fibers.

VOMIT

  1. Blot as much as possible.
  2. Apply enzyme detergent, blot.
  3. Apply ammonia solution, blot.
  4. Apply vinegar solution, blot.
  5. Rinse with water, blot until dry.

WINE: 

  1. Apply detergent solution, blot.
  2. Apply vinegar solution, blot.
  3. Apply ammonia solution, blot.
  4. If necessary, bleach with 3-5% hydrogen peroxide or sodium perborate.
  5. Rinse thoroughly with water, blot until dry. (If all else fails, switch to Chardonnay)!

COFFEE:

  1. Apply detergent solution, blotting frequently.
  2. Apply vinegar solution, blot.
  3. Cover with dry towels until dry.

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