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SPOT CLEANING ADVICE

WARNING: NEVER USE ANY PRODUCT THAT CONTAINS BLEACH, AS IT MAY REMOVE COLOUR AND IN THE CASE OF WOOL, DESTROY IT!!
BASIC RULES OF STAIN REMOVAL
  • If dry, always vacuum first!

  • ALWAYS USE GLOVES, particularly with Dry Cleaning Fluids

  • Attend to liquid spills promptly.

  • Dilute with cold water and soak up excess

  • Repeat for as long as you are achieving a positive result.

  • DO NOT SCRUB! Blot or use a tapping action only if needed

  • Avoid bleach-based products

  • Leave carpets as dry as possible, do not soak the carpets, use all cleaning agents sparingly

  • Don’t over wet with solvents (eg turps and dry cleaning fluid), they can damage the carpet backing.

STAIN REMOVERS LIKELY TO BE IN YOUR HOME
  • Detergent solution (1 teaspoon Dish Washing liquid to 1Lt of water) or a good, WoolSafe approved carpet stain remover

  • Methylated Spirits

  • Cloudy Ammonia (1 part ammonia to 15 parts water)

  • Mineral Turps

  • Dry Cleaning Fluid (e.g. White Spirit)

  • White Wine Vinegar (1 part vinegar to 1 part water)


STAIN TYPE AND DIRECTIONS

STAIN TYPE
DIFFICULTY AND DIRECTIONS

Blood

DIFFICULT - Rinse with a mild detergent solution and cold water. Rinse further with cloudy ammonia solution. Rinse with vinegar solution.

 

Dyes (e.g. Cordials, Soft Drinks)

EXTREMELY DIFFICULT - Best left to an Aarow Carpet Cleaning Technician, call or message straight away.

 

Coffee

CAN BE DIFFICULT - Detergent solution, blot, vinegar solution and blot again.

 

Tea

CAN BE DIFFICULT - Detergent solution, blot, vinegar solution and blot again.

 

Beer

EASY - Detergent solution, then rinse with small amount of fresh water.

 

Lipstick

MEDIUM - Apply dry cleaning fluid to a clean, use a white cloth and dab at the mark. Do not rub, use detergent solution sparingly and rinse sparingly with fresh water.

 

Make-Up

CAN BE HARD - Vacuum. Apply dry cleaning fluid to clean, use a white cloth and dab at the mark. Do not rub, use detergent solution sparingly and rinse sparingly with fresh water.

 

Nail Polish

CAN BE DIFFICULT - Use acetone based nail polish remover. DO NOT RUB. IF you do colour may transfer to carpet fibre. Call or message Aarow Cleaning if this is the case.

 

Soup

EASY - Blot first, use detergent solution sparingly, blot again, fresh water rinse and then blot.

 

Grease or Oil

EASY - Apply dry cleaning fluid to a white absorbent cloth, dab or wipe the mark, do not scrub.

 

Ink or Biro

HARD - Can use Methylated Spirits or Isopropyl Alcohol (Rubbing Liniment) if still fresh. Apply to clean white cloth and dab at the spot, do not rub. 

 

Paint (Water Based)

CAN BE DIFFICULT - Apply Methylated Spirits sparingly, agitate lightly, wipe with absorbent cloth.

 

Paint (Oil Based)

DIFFICULT - Sparingly apply Mineral Turpentine when still wet. Note: too much will will damage carpet backing.

 

Rust

EXTREMELY DIFFICULT - The application of lemon juice, with light agitation, may have some effect.

 

Pot Plant Stains

REASONABLY EASY IF FRESH, DIFFICULT IF OLD - Apply white vinegar, leave for several minutes, then blot.

 

Red Wine

EASY WHEN FRESH - Blot up spill, apply white wine, blot, apply Bicarbonate of Soda.

 

Urine

DIFFICULT - apply ammonia solution when fresh, rinse with fresh water and blot, apply white wine vinegar solution and blot.

 

Vomit

MODERATELY DIFFICULT - Will depend on what has been ingested. Normally a good carpet detergent will remove most of the stain whilst fresh.

 

Wood Stains

EXTREMELY DIFFICULT - Consult an Aarow Carpet Cleaning Technician, call or message.

 

Tomato Sauce

FAIRLY EASY - Detergent solution, ammonia solution if needed, rinse and blot, then vinegar solution and blot.

 

Fat

FAIRLY EASY - Warm to hot water with detergent solution and blot.

 

Wax

VERY DIFFICULT - Consult an Aarow Carpet Cleaning Technician, call or message.

 

Crayon

DIFFICULT - Methylated Spirits or White Spirits may work.

 

Jam

EASY - Detergent solution, blot, warm fresh water rinse, blot.

 

Chocolate

EASY - Detergent solution, blot, warm fresh water rinse, blot.

 

Mould

EXTREMELY DIFFICULT - Consult an Aarow Carpet Cleaning Technician, call or message.