Treat stains immediately.
- Mop up fresh stains while they are still wet with a clean cloth or piece of kitchen paper
- Concentrated or dried substances should be carefully loosened with a spoon or the blunt edge of a knife and then brushed or vacuumed off.
- Moisten water-soluble stains with a small amount of water and remove loose dirt by vacuuming or dabbing
- Many stains cannot be removed by using a solvent alone. For this purpose there are various strai removers available to the public which contain organic solvents. Only a damp white cloth should be used for the solvent.
- If the nature of the stain is not known, the usual treatments as stated in 2 & 3 above should be tried first. If this is unsuccessful, the stain should be treated with carpet shampoo and then dabbed. Work from the outside of the stain and work inwards. It is advisable to allow the treated area to dry first and then apply stain removers. The carpet shampoo treatment can be repeated if necessary.
|Stain||Carpet Shampoo Solutions||Dry Cleaning Fluid||Clear Cold Water||Other Method|
|Beverages||2||-||1||3 Laundry Detergent (2%)|
|Blood||-||-||1||2 Laundry Detergent (2%)|
|Candle Wax||-||2||-||1 Absorbent paper & hot iron|
|Chewing Gum||-||-||-||1 Chewing gum remover|
|Fruit Juice||2||-||-||2 Laundry Detergent (2%)|
|Furniture Polish||2||1||-||3 Call cleaner|
|Gravy & Sauce||2||-||-||1 Warm water|
|Ink (fountain pen)||-||-||1||2 Laundry Detergent (2%)|
|Ink (ball point)||2||-||-||1 Methylated spirit|
|Nail Polish||-||2||-||1 Nail polish remover|
|Oil & Grease||2||1||-||-|
|Paint (water based)||2||-||1||-|
|Paint (oil)||-||-||1||2 Turpentine, 3 Call cleaner|
|Rust||2||1||-||3 Rust remover, 4 Call cleaner|
|Soot||2||-||-||1 Vacuum, 3 Call cleaner|
|Urine (fresh stain)||1||-||-||-|
|Urine (old stain)||-||-||-||1 Call cleaner|
|Wine||-||-||1||2 Laundry Detergent|
|Animal or Baby Accidents||1||-||-||-|