Stains and spills are bound to happen, but you can still keep your floors looking great with a little Stain First Aid. The best cure for a spill is a speedy response. If a spill becomes a stain, it will be much more difficult to remove. Whether it’s a new stain or an old one, we’ve found some tips on how to get out of that sticky situation.
Carpet Cleaning Techniques
There are three important steps that you must use in carpet stain removal, hopefully before it has a chance to set in your carpet:
Apply: Dampen a clean, white (not printed) paper towel with a cleaning solution. Then moisten the carpet with it. Avoid thoroughly wetting the carpet, as this can damage the carpet and backing.
Blot: Absorb the excess liquid from the carpet by pressing straight down with a clean, dry, white paper towel. Do not rub. Place a half-inch thick pad of clean, dry, white paper towels with a weight on top and leave overnight if necessary.
Scrape: Gently scratch the soiled area with the blunt edge of a spoon. Scrape from the outside edge of the spot toward the center.
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