5 Stain busting Secrets from Vancouver Carpet CleanersJuly 22nd, 2019 | by Angelo | 0
It’s ineffable. Despite your very best efforts, drops, spills, crumbs (or something stuck on your feet) will find its way onto your carpets sooner or later. Sometimes these stains are benign and easily dabbed or vacuumed away. Other times, you’re not so lucky and extra effort is required.
As professional carpet cleaners in Vancouver, the technicians at Angelo’s FabriClean have more than 25 years’ experience as carpet cleaners, rug cleaners, and upholstery cleaners. Our technicians have mastered the tricks of the trade and learned all the secrets to keeping carpets looking refreshed and new. Below are five handy tips to help keep carpets stain-free.
When staining occurs, remember to blot. While rubbing at a stain can be tempting, this only serves to set the stain deeper into the fibres of your carpet or upholstery. Use a clean (colourfast) cloth, sponge, or paper towels with a bit of cleaning solution. Blot using a small amount of pressure and remember to work from the outside to the inside of the stain. Blotting towards the outside can cause the stain to spread.
Shave the Day
It’s a little known fact that one of the best stain removers out there is plain old ordinary shaving cream. Apply a bit of shaving cream directly to the stain and let it set for 15-20 minutes. Then blot away using a clean, colourfast cloth. Follow up with a solution of water and vinegar, and finally wipe away the area using a damp cloth.
Soaking in It
If grease or oil has found its way onto your carpets, try a grease-cutting dish soap like Palmolive. Dilute a drop or two into a cup of water, put it in a bottle and spray directly onto the stain. Then blot up the moisture using the technique mentioned above. Multiple applications may be necessary for a stain that’s large or already set.
Time to Bleach?
At no point should you use actual bleach on your carpet, but a bit of hydrogen peroxide works a treat on bloodstains. If a drop or two is ruining your carpet, first blot the stain with water and a mild detergent. Try to get as much blood out of the fibres using this method. Next, apply a few drops of hydrogen peroxide directly to the stain. The solution will foam upon contact. Then grab a cloth and blot away.
Steam Clean Regularly
Keeping carpets looking fresh and new requires maintenance. As a team of Vancouver carpet cleaners, the technicians at Angelo’s use all natural, high-pressure steam extraction that reaches deep into the fibres of carpets without saturating them with water. Using environmentally-friendly products, high-powered machines extract dirt and debris, leaving your home cleaner and fresher.
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