4. Work quickly and use one of the cloths to wipe the carpet gently but firmly from the outside of the stain to the centre. Do this until you have gone over the whole stain.
5. Fold another of the cloths and roll it into a sausage. Use this sausage roll to dry the damp area by rolling it over the area. Instead of rubbing or scrubbing which might damage the carpet fibres, this rolling action will allow you to dry the carpet without harm.
6.Repeat the procedure of spraying lightly, wiping the carpet and rolling until the stain is gone.
7. Dry the damp area with the hairdryer when you are sure the stain has been removed. Be careful not to put the hairdryer too close to the carpet, and keep the hairdryer moving as you use it. Dry the carpet thoroughly.
How To Treat a Stain So That It Won’t Come Back
Every stain has the potential to be a reappearing stain if it is not cleaned properly, but if you follow the stain removal steps below the chances of it reappearing are are very slight.
- DON’T use washing up liquid or any kind of detergent to clean stains on carpets or upholstery .
- If you use a cleaning agent to try to remove a stain —DO read the instructions carefully and dilute according to the manufacturers reccommendations.
- If the stain involves a large volume of liquid like a glass of beer, a cup of coffee, a can of soda or urine from a pet
Get as much liquid out of the carpet as quickly as possible.
Use big towels or paper towels to mop up the spill until you are not collecting any more liquid. Don’t rub the carpet when you are mopping up the spill because carpet fibres are easily damaged when they are wet. Press the towels into the carpet or stand on them. When as much liquid as possible has been absorbed from the carpet then get a spray bottle with tepid water and four or five light coloured microfibre towels.
Mist the stained area lightly with the spray bottle so that the carpet is dampened in that area. Take one of the micro fibre towels and use it to firmly wipe the stain from the outer edge into the centre of the stain. Do not rub or scrub the carpet. Just firm wiping. Do this until you can’t see the stain and you think you have removed all the spilled liquid from the carpet fibres.
Now dry the area with a hairdryer, keep the heat at a safe distance from the carpet and keep the nozzle of the hairdryer moving.
You may have to repeat these last few steps – spraying, wiping and drying to completely remove all traces of the spill from the carpet. But once the stain has been cleaned it won’t come back.
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