Carpet Spot & Stain Removal Northern VA
Time & patience are the keys to stain removal. If a spill occurs, immediately try to remove it by blotting with a slightly damp sponge, or a dry, white paper towel. Rinse by misting with cold water and further blot with an absorbent white towel. If this procedure fails to remove the stain, follow the procedures outlined below. In the event of a spill, take time to carefully read the following procedures and follow them thoroughly.
Where two procedures are listed (Example A-M), start with the first procedure (A), and then follow with the second procedure (M), if necessary. Continue to repeat the procedure(s) until you no longer see any improvement. If you are not successful with the stain removal, please call us for additional help at 703-914-2811.
Apply dry cleaning fluid, use dry towel/cloth. Blot, don’t rub. Repeat dry cleaning fluid application as above. Blot, don’t rub. Finish with weighted pad of towels.
Scrape or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent (see Cleaning Solutions”), use damp towel. Blot, don’t rub. Apply water with damp towel. Blot, finish with weighted pad of towels.
Scrape up or blot up excess spill. Apply detergent (see “Cleaning Solutions”), use damp towel. Blot, don’t rub. Apply ammonia (see “Cleaning Solutions”), use damp towel. Blot, don’t rub. Apply water with a damp towel. Blot, finish with weighted pad of towels. Apply white vinegar (undiluted), only after stain is removed.
Scrape or blot up excess spill. Freeze with ice cubes. Shatter with blunt object such as back of spoon. Remove chips before they melt. *Allow to dry, scrape up, then clean to reduce spreading
Apply nail polish remover (non-oily acetone type) to a white, cotton towel and apply to spill. Do not saturate carpet. Pick up softened material using a clean, white paper towel, push toward center of spot (to avoid spreading material). Repeat above, soften and carefully remove a layer of the material each time. Haste may spread the stain and/or damage the carpet.
Apply detergent solution (see “Cleaning Solutions”) to white towel, leave 3-5 minutes. Blot, don’t rub. If stain is removed, finish with a water rinse, then blot, then apply a pad of weighted paper towels. If stain is not removed, continue as follows: Apply hydrogen peroxide solution (see “Cleaning Solutions”), let stand 2-3 hours under a weighted sheet of plastic wrap. Repeat application of hydrogen peroxide and allow to dry until removal is complete. Apply water with damp towel. Blot finish with weighted pad of paper towels. Apply white vinegar (undiluted) only after stain is removed.
Scrape off excess material. Cover with white cotton towel or brown paper. Lightly apply warm iron to towel or paper until material is absorbed. Be sure towel is large enough to cover the stained area. Never touch the iron directly onto the carpet, as the fiber may melt! Change towel or rotate same towel to a clean area and repeat until all material is absorbed.
Vacuum away as much as possible. Loosen remaining material with a scrub brush or toothbrush. Tap with brush, do not scrub. Vacuum again. Follow with procedure “B”.
Scrape off excess material. Lightly rub area with a fresh slice of white bread. Complete removal with Procedure “A”.
Stain Stain Procedure Stain Stain Procedure
Beer B Ink-India, Marking Pen A-F
Ink-Ball Point Pen A Kool-Aid F
Berries F Blood F
Butter A Lemonade F
Candle Wax G-A Lipstick I-A
Candy (sugar) B Makeup A-B
Catsup F Mayonnaise B
Chewing gum D-A Milk B
Chocolate B Mixed Drinks (Liquor) F
Coffee F *Mud H-B
Cooking Oil A-B *Mustard F
Crayon A-B Nail Polish E
Dirt or Clay H-B Paint - Latex B
Dyes (Blue, Black, etc.) F Paint - Oil A
Excrement B Pet Food F
Fruit Juice/Drinks F Shoe Polish A-F
Furniture Polish A Soft Drinks F
Grease-Food A-B Tar A
Grease-Auto A Tea F
Glue-White B Urine C-F
Glue-Hobby A-E Ice Vomit B-F
Cream B Wine B-F