No old wives' tales, nothing expensive or tricky -
just common-sense instructions for
when something hits your carpet that could leave a stain:
1. Don't delay. Remove spills promptly, as old stains are harder to remove.
2. Start by scraping off any solid matter with the back of a small knife, scraping towards the centre of the spill, and without pushing solids or liquid further into the fibres.
3. For a liquid spill:
Blot liquid to soak up as much as you can.
To dilute a wet (fresh) spill, get a jug of warm water and several towels.
Gently pour some of the water over the entire spill, dab with a towel (never scrub or rub at carpet!), and then lay two folded towels over the wet area.
Walk over the towels for a couple of minutes to draw the water and the spilt liquid up into the towel together.
Replace with dry towels as necessary, and continue stepping on the area.
Repeat with further small amounts of water and stepping until the spill is gone or until you've had enough!
4. If the liquid is cat or dog urine (and it's a fresh 'deposit'), it's especially important to keep up the diluting and stepping for several minutes, to reduce the likelihood of it becoming smelly and leaving a noticeable stain. Never scrub or rub at carpet!
5. A tiny amount (a drop or two) of detergent can be added to the warm water, but be careful: too much product can leave another stubborn stain, or can be too difficult to flush out and the area will re-soil.
6. Never scrub or rub at carpet to remove a spill or stain! It may permanently damage the fibres and always be visible.
7. If in doubt call Kerry for a quick chat.
Call Kerry on 0800 566 576
for friendly advice, handy hints or to arrange for him to come out and give you a free carpet consultation when he's next in your area