How to Clean Carpet and Upholstery
Posted on Feb 14 2012 at 12:47:15 PM in How-To
Stains are something common on carpeting and upholstery but out of the many stains that could stain your carpet or upholstery, there are a few that are particularly hard to remove. Here you will find useful tips on how to remove some of the most stubborn stains from carpet and upholstery, and more particularly blood and candle wax.
If by accident you end up with some unsightly blood stain on your carpet or sofa, don't fret. Follow these instructions given by cleaners Brockley, and you shouldn't have problems removing the blood stain. First is first. Blot as much of the blood as possible using paper towels in order to prevent the blood from seeping further into the fibers. Do not wipe or scrub. Next, spray the stain with a mixture of water and ammonia, and let it soak for several minutes before blotting up the excess moisture using paper towels. The ammonia solution won't get the blood out of the carpet or upholstery but it will neutralize the stain. Once this is done, get rid of the blood stain with a mixture of water and dish soap. Blot the stain with the soap solution, then rinse the area thoroughly with water. Soak up the excess moisture, and then place a thick bath towel on top of the wet area, followed by a heavy object, such as a trash can or book, to absorb any remaining water in the carpet or upholstery. Wait for a few hours, remove the towels, and inspect the area. If the blood stain is still there, repeat the process.
If you spill candle wax on your carpet, or on some upholstery, try to remove as much of it as soon as possible using your fingers. Then, place a sheet of brown paper on top of the area affected by wax and run over it with a low heated iron. The wax will eventually melt and stick to the paper. Repeat the process until the wax has been completely removed.
Keep in mind that sometimes it would be better to hire professionals, such as cleaners Brockley, to clean the carpet or upholstery, especially when you are not confident whether the cleaning solution you are using won't damage the stained surface.