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Carpet Stain Removal in Gainesville FL

Don't dig or scoop food spills

Digging or scooping can work the stain into the carpet. If there are solids on top of the stain, use a spoon or dull knife to carefully scrape the food toward the middle of the spill and into a white towel and then treat the stain.

Act quicklyIf you get to a stain immediately, there’s a 99 percent chance you can remove it. The longer a stain reacts chemically with the carpeting, the harder it is to remove.

Try water firstEighty percent of carpet stains can be removed using plain tap water. To remove a carpet stain, press a clean, dry, white cloth over the stain to absorb the spill. Repeat until the spill is absorbed. Then gently work water into the stain with a damp white towel and blot until the stain is gone. Change cloths when necessary. For a particularly stubborn spot, go to the online “spot solver” resource at The Carpet and Rug Institute (the carpet manufacturers’ trade organization) to find your stain and a suggested solution (or go to www.dreyersdki.com). Use a fan to dry the area if it’s very wet.

Blot—don’t rub or scrubScrubbing a stain will damage the fibers and create a fuzzy area. Always blot from the outer edge toward the center of the stain to avoid spreading the spot and creating a larger problem.

Be patientWork water gently into the spill and then blot with a dry cloth. Repeat until the stain is gone and all the water has been absorbed. If you’re patient, you’ll almost always be able to remove the stain.

On tough spots, try vinegar or club sodaIf water alone doesn’t remove a stain, try a white vinegar and water solution (equal amounts) or club soda before trying stronger commercial cleaning products.

Test commercial products firstSome products can cause carpet to get dirty faster or damage the carpet’s color and texture. For a list of carpet manufacturer- approved spot and stain cleaners, go online to The Carpet and Rug Institute (https://www.carpet-rug.org/). Be sure to test carpet-cleaning products on an inconspicuous area before using.

To hire an expert carpet stain remover in Gainesville Fl call Dreyer's DKI anytime at 352-378-6003 or visit our website anytime at www.DreyersCleaning.com

Carpet Stain Removal in Gainesville FL

No matter the kind of spill or carpet, these treatments will lift up whatever's underfoot. 

Removing carpet stains is all about getting to the stain quickly and blotting the stain when you start to remove it instead of rubbing the stain in farther.  It’s important to be careful of what kind of chemical you are using to remove the stain.  Many of the over the counter products can actually remove the color from the carpet fiber.  We give away free bottles of spotters to anybody that asks.  It’s a great neutral spotter that won’t ruin your carpet.

Here are some general tips to help you remove different carpet stains.

Food and Drink on Synthetic-Fiber Rugs

For these stains: Wine, ketchup, chocolate, coffee, tea, beer, milk, tomato sauce, berries, hard candy, juice, soda, Gatorade, Kool-Aid here is the process.1. Dip a terry towel or white cloth into the Dreyer’s DKI detergent solution and dab repeatedly, then press the cloth on the spot for a few seconds. Wait 15 minutes (it takes time to break down the stain), then soak up the excess liquid with a dry towel.2. Dip a cloth into the vinegar solution and dab repeatedly, then press the cloth on the spot for a few seconds. Wait another 15 minutes. This is an important step, because white vinegar removes residual detergent, which will attract dirt if left in the carpet.3. Rinse by blotting with a cloth soaked in lukewarm water. Wait one hour or until the carpet dries completely. For bad spills, place a 1/2-inch-thick stack of white paper towels over the stain after step 2, then lay a glass baking dish on top for 15 minutes.4. As long as you see the stain lightening, repeat these steps until it is gone.

Natural-Fiber Rugs can be a little harder and easier to permanently stain.  We highly recommend that natural fiber rugs are cleaned professionally.

Beer, coffee, tea1. Spray the stain with Dreyer’s detergent solution, then blot with a dry white cloth.2. Spray the stain with vinegar solution, then blot with a dry white cloth.3. Spray the stain with detergent solution, then blot with a dry white cloth.4. Spray the stain with lukewarm water, then blot with a dry white cloth.5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 until the stain is removed.Hard candy, chocolate, berries, juice, wine, soda, milkFollow steps 1 to 5 (above), with one addition: Before applying the vinegar solution in step 2, spray the stain with ammonia solution, then blot with a dry white cloth.Ketchup, Gatorade, Kool-Aid, tomato sauceFollow steps 1 to 5 (above), but substitute ammonia solution for the vinegar one in step 2.

 

We hope this process helps you as you remove carpet stains in Gainesville, FL.