Spot Cleaning Guide
We want to make sure you can love your carpet for decades to come.
Below you can find a useful guide to help you get out some of the most common stains.
A. WATER SOLUBLE STAINS
First, blot thoroughly with a white cotton cloth or paper towel. Next, apply a solution of liquid dishwashing detergent to one quart of water, a spray bottle works well. Repeat until the stain is removed.
B. WATER SOLUBLE STAINS WITH ODOR
Same as A, but treat with white vinegar before using detergent.
C. WATER SOLUBLE STAINS WITH HEAVY COLORS
Same as A, but treat with a household ammonia before using detergent.
Blot as much as possible with a white cloth or paper towel. Apply a volatile solvent such as Perchloroethane (dry cleaning fluid) or a citrus-based solvent to a white cotton cloth. CAUTION: Do not apply the solvent directly to the carpet pile as permanent damage WILL result. Use with rubber gloves and adequate ventilation.
E. WAXES AND GUMS
Freeze with ice or a commercially available product in a spray can. Shatter with blunt object and vacuum immediately. Repeat as necessary.
F. MEDICAL STAINS
Commercial preparations are available. A 5% Sodium Thiosulfate solution from a photography store may also be used. For stains more than a few hours old, this solution should be heated.
Most can be removed with a 10% solution of citric acid. More stubborn stains will require professional cleaning as restricted chemicals may be needed. Use of citric acid is not recommended for solution-dyed products as damage may result. Certain household cleaners contain citric acid and should be used with caution.