You have a beautiful home, you spend time keeping it looking perfect, and your brand-new carpet tops it off. It’s soft, comfortable, and clean.
But one day, you notice a spot right in the middle of the living room. There’s no way you can live with that eyesore. It has got to go and fast. What do you do?
Here are a few tips for basic spot removal. Don’t forget that it could actually be a stain, which would need professional attention.
Do your best to identify the spot. Some spots are easy; others are pretty tough. It’s not always possible to identify the spot. Yet, a little sleuthing on your part can get you close. Where is the spot? Is it near the dining room or where someone 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 makeup, nail polish, or another substance common for getting ready for the day. For these types of spots, you might find success with a dry solvent spotter.
When you have figured out as best you can the type of spot you have, choose a product for that particular type of spot. Some of the best spotting solutions can be found at a carpet cleaning company. Ask what they recommend.
Next comes removal. Carefully blot the spot. Do not scrub! Scrubbing can damage the tips of the fibers and the only way to fix that is to replace it completely. Keep applying and blotting product until the spot is gone.
Remember, if you do your own spot removal, there is some danger of removing the original fabric color and causing other damage. Don't rush and do it right. Testing fiber and solution compatibility beforehand is always recommended. When in doubt (or when a spot stumps you) always do the very best thing: Call Mae's Carpet Cleaning right away!
Hi, my name is Juan Dominguez. I'm the owner and operator of Mae's Carpet Cleaning. I have been in business since 1998. I have seen it all, just name it. With my experience and continued education, I have been put in a position where I am capable and would love to share what I know with you.