Its a great feeling having a beautiful home that you take time to keep looking in perfect shape. Your brand-new carpet just tops it off; its soft, comfortable, and most importantly clean. But then one day, disaster strikes. You see a spot right in the middle of the living room. There's no way that eyesore can stay but what do you do?
Here are a few tips to basic spot removal. Don’t forget that a spot could actually be a stain, which needs professional attention.
Do your best to visually identify the spot. Some spots are easy; others are pretty tough. It’s not always possible to identify the spotting substance in the carpet but a little deduction can help. First of all, where is the spot? Is it near the dining room or somewhere people might eat? More than likely, it’s food related and you might find success with a spotting solution for sticky residues. Is it in a bedroom? Could be cosmetics, shoe polish, or some other substance common with getting ready for the day and you might find success with a dry solvent spotter.
When you have tried identifying the type of spot you have, choose a decent product for that particular spot. Some of the best spotting solutions can be obtained from your carpet cleaning company. Ask them what they recommend.
Next comes removal. Carefully blot the spot. Do not scrub. Scrubbing can cause damage to the fibers which could mean replacement. Keep applying and blotting with the product until the spot is gone.
Remember, continue at your own risk. Doing your own spot removal can possibly remove the original color and/or damage your carpet. Take your time and do it right. Pretesting fiber and solution compatibility is always recommended.
However, when in doubt do your carpet a favor and call Mae's Carpet Cleaning at 704-904-2964 or book online!