MAINTENANCE TIPS SHEET
Spot and Stain Treatment
Acting quickly yet smartly to take care of spots, stains and odours can be a very crucial thing. One must also definitely be aware that doing things correctly instead of taking a gamble can make all the difference. On just about every job we see evidence of unprofessional attempts carpet cleaning gone wrong where permanent damage to the carpet was inevitable from the start. We just want to introduce ourselves and remind you that Capital Steam Cleaners are always here. Not only do we provide professional recommended service but also friendly and helpful advice which remember is free and can save everyone a lot of money at the end of the day. In the meantime let’s give you our Helpful Hints Maintenance Form as good will to keep on site at home and ask you to make good use of it if required. Remember: Always use protective gloves before commencing clean and definitely NO BLEACH! Unfortunately you must also understand giving you this carpet cleaning information will not make you anywhere near as capable as we are with regards to getting perfect results as we are showing you how to use the products in your cupboard not the products sold by our suppliers!
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- Recommended Detergent Mix – ½ Teaspoon mild dishwashing liquid with 1 cup warm water.
- Ammonia Solution – 2 tablespoons clear, white non-suds ammonia and 4 cups cold water.
- White Wine Vinegar Solution – Use your own discretion and dilute with water to accommodate stain. If stain is particularly bad use neat but carefully.
- NB: If stain is dry always vacuum thoroughly prior. Rinse using clean white cloth (Blot Don’t Scrub). Once rinsed always absorb as much moisture out of carpet fibres as possible using thick folded paper towel and stand on pressure leaving as dry as can be.
|Spillage||Difficulty||What We Recommend|
|Beer||Fairly Easy||Detergent mix. Rinse with small amounts of water|
|Blood||Difficult||Rinse with mild detergent mix using only cold water. Rinse further with cloudy ammonia solution. Rinse with white wine vinegar solution|
|Faeces||Difficult||Apply ammonia solution when fresh, rinse with fresh water and blot, apply white wine vinegar solution, blot|
|Chocolate||Fairly Easy||Detergent mix, blot, warm fresh water rinse, blot|
|Coffee||Difficult||Detergent mix, blot, white wine vinegar solution then blot|
|Crayon||Difficult||Methylated Spirits or White Spirits may work|
|Dyes(cordial)||Difficult||Best left to Carpet Cleaning Perth Technician. Call Capital Steam Cleaners Tel:0420481765|
|Fat||Fairly easy||Warm – hot water with detergent solution, blot|
|Grease or oil||Easy||Apply Dry Cleaning Fluid to white absorbent cloth, dab or wipe the mark, do not scrub.|
|Ink||Hard||Can use Methylated Spirits or Isopropyl Alcohol (rubbing liniment) if still fresh. Dab at spot with white cloth, do not scrub|
|Jam||Easy||Detergent mix, blot, warm fresh water rinse, blot|
|Lipstick||Medium||Apply Dry Cleaning Fluid to a clean white cloth and dab at the mark – do not rub, detergent mix sparingly, rinse sparingly with fresh water|
|Make up||Can be hard||Vacuum, Apply Dry Cleaning Fluid to a clean, white cloth and dab at the mark – do not rub, detergent mix sparingly, rinse sparingly with fresh water|
|Mould||Difficult||Best left to Carpet Cleaning Perth Technician. Call Capital Steam Cleaners Tel: +61 420 481765|
|Nail Polish||Difficult||Use acetone based nail polish remover, DO NOT RUB! Colour may transfer to carpet fibre, call Capital Steam Cleaners if this is the case|
|Paint (w/ based)||Difficult||Apply methylated spirits sparingly, agitate lightly, wipe with absorbent cloth.|
|Paint (oil based)||Difficult||Apply Turpentine when still wet sparingly (DON’T SATURATE- Will damage carpet)|
|Pot plant stains||Reasonable||Apply white wine vinegar, leave for several minutes, then blot|
|Red wine||Easy if fresh||Blot up spill, apply white wine, blot, apply Bicarbonate of Soda|
|Rust||Difficult||Application of lemon juice + light agitation may sometimes have an effect.|
|Shoe Polish||Difficult||Apply Methylated Spirits. Soak up and repeat as long as there is improvement.|
|Soup||Easy||Blot first, detergent mix sparingly, blot again, fresh water rinse and blot|
|Tea||Difficult||Detergent mix, blot, white wine vinegar then blot|
|Tomato sauce||Fairly easy||Detergent mix, ammonia solution, rinse + blot, then white wine vinegar solution and blot|
|Urine||Difficult||Apply ammonia solution when fresh, rinse with fresh water and blot, apply white wine vinegar solution, blot|
|Vomit||Moderately difficult||Will depend on what has been ingested, but normally a good carpet detergent will remove most of the stain whilst fresh|
|Wax||Very Difficult||Best left to Carpet Cleaning Perth Technician. Call Capital Steam Cleaners Tel: +61 420 481765|
|Wood stains||Difficult||Best left to Carpet Cleaning Perth Technician. Call Capital Steam Cleaners Tel:+61 420 481765|
Remember all our details for any questions and enquiries: Contact Sean at Capital Steam Cleaners, EMail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: +61 420 481765