Most carpets currently on the market have been a stain treatment and / or anti-soiling. Most foods and beverages that are reversed can be removed easily without leaving a permanent stain, but even a mat that says "stain resistant" is not necessarily free from all stain. More substance remains long time ... on the carpet, it may be more difficult to remove.
Some common household products can cause discoloration. Products such as medicines against acne gradually change the color of carpets, while others act almost immediately, as bleaches, cleaners and hair products that contain dyes. This type of change is due to destruction or serious modification of dyeing carpets and can not be corrected.
Spots can also be caused by drinks, mustard, food, drugs, iodine, hair products, pesticides, vomit, urine, feces and fertilizer for plants interior. Indeed, the fiber of the carpet is dyed by the coloring matter contained in the product and many of these spots are substantially permanent.
Prevention is the best cure for any problem of discoloration or stain. It is important to take certain precautions to avoid contact of the products with your carpet.
Here are some general principles to remember if you need to remove a stain urgently:
Act quickly when it spreads or drops something. Remove stains before they are dry.
Remove any excess material before cleaning the stain.
Never rub. Always pat dry.
Blot liquids with a cloth or paper towel clean white. For semi-liquids, remove excess with a spoon. In the case of solids, and divided into small pieces to collect as much as possible using a vacuum.
Before using a stain remover, make a preliminary test in an inconspicuous area to ensure it does not damage the carpet or dyes.
Apply a small amount of the recommended cleaning solution. The rub in gently working. Do not rub. From the outside of the stain and go to the center. Soak thoroughly. Repeat until the stain is removed.
Follow the steps outlined in Table spotting. After each application, blot as much as possible before moving on to the next step.
Repeat with clean water and blot again to remove any residue from the cleaner. To ensure that the area has been completely cleaned of any residue neutralized cleaning moisten with vinegar.
Absorb remaining moisture by placing under a weight of several layers white towel. As a weight, an object of use of glass or ceramic are not likely to stain.
When the carpet is completely dry, vacuum or brush the hair to restore its original appearance.
If the stain has not completely disappeared, call a professional carpet cleaner.
And stubborn stains? Fortunately, there are methods for easy removal of your carpet even the most stubborn stains. You must act quickly, because a delay may allow a reversal of becoming permanent stain. Do not rub the stained section - there always dab with a cloth towel or paper, starting from the end of the stain towards the center to avoid the spread.
In case of failure, do not forget that you can contact a professional cleaner to remove stains. You can find information specific maintenance from your carpet seller, or by calling toll call often provided by the carpet manufacturer or fiber costs.
If it is necessary to vacuum regularly, a thorough cleaning is essential to remove stubborn or stains. This process will help to keep them longer the new look of your carpet and you will save money in the long term. To keep your carpets the best possible appearance, deep cleaning should be done every 12 to 18 months.
Cleaning done by a professional can save you time and save you a lot of effort. If you choose to hire a professional carpet cleaner, be sure to ask a representative of the cleaning company to visit you to perform a visual inspection. The professional can inspect your carpet to detect in stains or excessively soiled areas that require special attention. Ask your retailer or a combination of cleaners or floor covering if we can recommend a qualified and certified professional, and do not forget to check references. Professional cleaners should be trained to do most of the cleaning, from general maintenance to the removal of stubborn stains.
You can also contact the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (established in the USA, so in English only) for a list of members cleaners in your area.
Perform self-cleaning can be an economical choice between professional cleanings. Regardless of the cleaning method used, it is better to spend the first vacuum cleaner to remove as much dry dirt, and comply strictly with instructions. There to clean your carpet several products that you can purchase and several types of devices that you can rent. The technique of wet cleaning is the most common for cleaning house. It uses a shampoo and warm water to clean your carpet thoroughly. Above all, make sure all the furniture out of the room or covered to prevent rust or stains. Only use the recommended concentration of detergent, and be careful not to soak the carpet too during rinsing. Make sure the room is well ventilated with fresh air during and after cleaning and replace the furniture in place once the carpet is completely dry.
Shampoo system or extraction with hot water.
It is extremely important not to wet the carpet too, and not to wet the whole carpet underlay. The substances on the back then may cross the carpet and even promote the growth of mold or mildew on the back or under carpet.
It is necessary to remove furniture or place pieces of plastic or aluminum foil under furniture legs to prevent any rust or stains.
Rinse, the water used to rinse should contain a neutralizing rinse good agent suitable for all fibers.
If an extraction with hot water system is used, the temperature of the room should be maintained at a normal level. Increasing the heating humidity increases and prolongs the drying time.
Allow the carpet to dry thoroughly before walking on it. To speed drying, use fans and open windows. When dry vacuuming.
The carpet should be completely dry within 12 to 24 hours after cleaning to avoid the risk of occurrence of mold or mildew.
In the case of a shampoo, it is important to rinse using the method of extraction with hot water or vacuuming thoroughly to remove any residue.
Using a compound absorbent, an absorbent pad or a foam.
These methods are recommended minimum wetting for certain types of carpet and in areas where high humidity makes it difficult to use a wet method.
The method of cleaning with absorbent (aka Dry carpet cleaning or dry extraction) compound is a cleaning process using an absorbent medium mixed with various ingredients of cleaning, which is applied to the carpet and agitated by a machine specifically designed for this end. The absorbing medium disperses cleaning fluids on the surface of the fiber, chemical cleaning agents dissolve dirt and stains, and the absorbent medium absorbs. Then the absorbing medium is removed from the carpet by vacuuming, thereby extracting the dirt and leaving the carpet dry and ready to use. Some cleaners dry carpet are equipped with an integrated vacuum.
Regardless of the method used:
See that the room is well ventilated (open doors and / or windows and use exhaust fans) during and immediately after cleaning the carpet.