Border Carpet & Window Cleaning
has developed a spot and stain removal guide to better help you maintain your carpets between regularly scheduled cleanings.
Please do not hesitate to call me at no charge to you if you should run into any problems or require further information.
Mark 0400 269 199
Remember, this information is meant only as a guide
and not a sure fix answer to all problems.
The Spot Chart Key
Locate the spill you are attempting to clean from the list above.
Use the solution recommended in the first column first. When the spill no longer responds to this mixture, move to the mixture listed in the second column. When the spill no longer responds to the second mixture, move to the mixture listed in column three, and so forth. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call me for advice.
Basic Spot Removal
Remove as much of the surface residue as possible, then blot the spill immediately with a clean, dry white towel. Never Rub!
Always pretest your spotting solution in an inconspicuous area of your carpet (near a corner, etc.). Place a few drops of your solution on the carpet. Press a white towel on the area for 10 seconds. Remove the towel and examine it for dye transfer. If the area appears different or if the color from the carpet has bled onto the towel, please call ME for advice.
Do not over wet!
Work with small amounts of solution and blot only.
BLOT! Do not rub or brush.
Work from the edges toward the center of the spot.
Blot thoroughly. Repeat until the stain is removed.
Have patience. Some stains respond slowly.
After the spot appears to be gone, blot thoroughly. Place a half inch of clean white absorbent material over the damp area and weigh it down with something heavy (perhaps heavy books, etc.).
Allow six hours to dry.
Haphazard attempts at spot removal may result in indelible stains or permanent pile distortion.
If in doubt, Please call ME at no cost to seek advice.
A few minutes on the phone may prevent a permanent
stain or damage to your carpeting or rug.