Carpet care

Here is a guide to help make your job easier

  1. Scoop up solids with a knife or spoon.
  2. Blot up liquids by applying pressure with white paper towels or tissues.
  3. Determine method of stain removal fromthe chart.
  4. Before treating stain, test treatments on an inconspicuous part of the carpet for possible colour change.
  5. With blotting or dabbing motion,work inwards from the edge of the stain to prevent it spreading.
  6. Do not rub carpet pile during the stain removal or rinsing stages.
  7. When attempting to remove stains, ensure that the carpet is dry before proceeding to the next step in order of treatment.
  8. Rinse by applying clear, tepid tap water using a clean cloth or sponge.
  9. Once the stain has been removed, blot up moisture by adding pressure with white paper towels or tissues.
  10. Do not walk on carpet until dry.

 

Type of stain
Order of treatment
 1st
2nd
3nd
Beer 1
  
Beetroot 1
  
Bleach 1
  
Blood 10
6
 
Burn or Scorch Mark 5
  
Butter
2
1
 
Candlewax
3
  
Chewing Gum
7
  
Chocolate
1
2
 
Cocoa
2
10
1
Coffee (black or white)
2 10
1
Cooking Oils
2
1
 
Crayon/Colour Marker
2
1
 
Cream
2
1
 
Egg
1
  
Excrement
1
  
Fruit Juice
9
1
 
Furniture Polish
2
1
 
Grass
4
  
Gravy/Sauce
9
1
 
Grease
2
1
 
Ice Cream
1
  
Ink – ballpoint
4
1
 
Ink – fountain pen
9
1
6
Lipstick
2
1
 
Metal Polish
2
1
 
Mildew
1
5
 
Milk
9
2
1
Mustard
1
  
Nail Polish
8
2
 
Oil
2
1
 
Paint – emulsion
2
10
1
Paint – oil base
3
2
1
Rust
2
1
11
Salad Dressing
2
1
 
Shoe Polish
2
1
 
Soft Drinks
9
1
5
Tar
3
2
1
Tea (black or white)
2
10
1
Urine
1
  
Vomit
1
  
Wine (red)
12
9
6
Wine (white)
1