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by Jason Neale
Stain removal from carpets and upholstery is best left to a professional carpet cleaner with the right cleaning solutions and equipment.
Stains, such as vomit, red wine, drink stains, make-up, cordial, paint and blood, will require a treatment before the cleaning process. The solution would be applied to the affected area and left to dwell for about 10 minutes. This will give the cleaning solution time to react with the stain and make for a better result.
Removing Stains from a Wool Carpet
The video below shows a stain in a wool carpet. It needed heat to remove it fully, so a truck mounted steam cleaning machine was used. This method will remove the stain from not only the surface of the carpet but also from the base.
Removing the stain fully is important, otherwise a residue can be left behind. This can cause re-soiling very quickly. If the stain is not completely removed, the dust in the air will eventually settle on the carpet and cause the stain to appear again.
The type of stain being removed will determine whether steam is required or cold water. Some stains can be locked in by using the wrong amount of heat, so a full understanding of stain removal from carpets and upholstery or even rugs is very important to prevent the risk of permanent staining.
Importance of Hiring a Professional Carpet Cleaner
It’s always best to use a professional company that will do an inspection of the carpets before cleaning. It will ensure that the correct cleaning technique will be used. This is very important whether you are having your carpets cleaned for a spring clean or if vacating a rental property at the end of a lease.
Stains can be removed by using a carpet steam clean or a carpet dry clean. Your local carpet cleaning company will be able to give the best advice when removing any marks.