How to Remove Tar from Carpet
Posted on Sep 17 2011 at 06:11:28 AM in How-To
Getting rid of tar from your carpet can be a very tough task. That is why you'd better not try to do it before you know the best way. Otherwise, you can case some damages to your carpet. Here are the steps to follow if you want to obtain the best result.
It is very important to know that you should act as soon as possible. Carpet Cleaning Melbourne recommend that you do that, if you want to be sure that the tar will come out completely.
A lot of people don't even think of cleaning when they see tar on the carpet. They simply give up and even agree to buy a new carpet. Take an immediate care of the stain and it will be gone without getting deep into the carpet fibres.
The best way to start the cleaning process is to blot the area and remove as much of the tar as you can with a dull object. To blot, get a soft towel. You can use a tablespoon to scrape the remained tar.
After that, you need to clean up the stain. A very useful technique to do that is to use some alcohol. Rub it into the affected spot gently. Pour a small amount of it and leave it to soak for a few minutes. Then start scrubbing. Be careful not to harm the carpet fibres. While you are applying the alcohol and scrubbing you have to avoid the surrounding areas.
Once the stain is completely gone, you will probably need to get rid of the alcohol odour. You can do this with vinegar or baking soda. If you decide to use vinegar, just rub it directly into the spot. Baking soda should be sprinkled on the area and stay for about 12 hours. Then, remove it by vacuuming.
Getting rid of tar from the carpet is very easy. But you need to follow the above steps. It is possible that you don't have time for that or you just can't do it on your own. Then you can ask carpet cleaners Melbourne for some professional help.