First Response – Spills
Most spills can be cleaned up without issue. Today’s stain-resistant carpet is pretty forgiving. But act quickly to avoid having a spill become a more serious stain.
First, blot up liquids with a dry, white absorbent cloth or paper towel.
Start at the outside of the spot and work toward the center to prevent spreading.
Food or Semi-Solid Materials
Semi-solid or wet material may be scooped up with a spoon; dried material may be vacuumed. Avoid scrubbing as that might damage the carpet.
Treat with Spot Out
Treat the spot or stain with a small amount of Spot Out working it gently into the carpet. Blot, don’t scrub. Tougher stains may take several passes.
We provide each of our customers with a free bottle of Spot Out. If yours runs out, give us a call for a free replacement.
Most pet messes can be cleaned up with the same steps as above. However, don’t use a steam cleaner when dealing with urine spots because the heat will set the stain and the smell. It’s OK to try a wet-vacuum and rinse with cool water.
If You Don’t Have Spot Out?
Generally, plain water often works better than many store-bought carpet spotters. You can try a mixture of 1/4 teaspoon of a clear dishwashing liquid with 1 cup of warm water. Never use laundry detergent or bleach (that is likely to make things worse).
Alternately, try a white vinegar solution of 1 cup white vinegar with 1 cup of water. White vinegar (5 percent acetic acid) is sometimes effective on tea or coffee spills.
Use caution and test in an inconspicuous spot if unsure.