red wine spilt on carpet

Eco Choice Carpet Cleaning Cleaning Tips

TIPS FOR ACCIDENTAL SPILLS… STAY CALM!

Most accidental spots and spills on your upholstery or carpet can be resolved with no permanent damage to the fibers. More serious damage usually results from overreacting. Follow the advice below for immediate cleanup.

Some upholstery and carpet fibers stain more easily than others. A stain is when a colored substance permanently binds to a textile. It is possible certain spill can permanently stain some textiles. If a spill is going to stain it occurs almost instantly. Before you have a chance to find a towel, the damage is already done.

Carefully remove as much of the spelled substance as possible. If there is a residue or discoloration, waiting 24 hours to complete the spot cleaning procedure will normally be okay.

The magic word is blot!

LIQUID SPILL

Often spills will bead up or stay on the outside of the yarns. Slowly place an absorbent towel on top of the spill. Many times the liquid will be more attracted to the towel than the textile it was spilled on. Avoid rubbing a substance on the surface deeper into the fiber. The magic word is blot . Aggressive rubbing can permanently distort some textile fibers.

*Do not rinse upholstery with water unless there is a consumer spot cleaning label on the upholstered piece which states it is safe to use water (W or WS means safe with water)

If the spill occurs on carpet, it is usually safe to carefully use water to rinse the residue from the fibers. Blot with an absorbent towel to remove the rinsing water.

Below are three simple steps to keeping your carpet clean and looking great:

1. Vacuum at the right frequency

2. Clean spots and spills quickly with products that do not damage the carpet or cause it to re-soil more quickly.

3. Professionally deep clean your carpets every 12 to 18 months to remove embedded dirt and grime. Stop dirt at the door! Preventing dirt and grime from getting on the carpet in the first place is a great way to start keeping it clean.

Change your air filters — Change air filters in your heating and air-conditioning systems as recommended by the manufacturer's directions. The more dust and particles removed by the filter, the less that fall onto the carpet.

Act Quickly! Most carpet available today has been treated with a stain-resist treatment; so many spills can be removed if immediate action is taken. The longer the delay, the higher the probability of a spill becoming a permanent stain. Remember, staining is influenced by many factors, and no carpet is completely stain proof.

Contact us or book online today to get Eco Choice Carpet Cleaning to clean your carpets or upholstery.