The 6 Steps to Removing Spots

Our customers constantly ask us the best way to remove spots from their carpet or oriental rugs. Below is a list of six steps to help keep your flooring pristine!

  1. Catch the stain while it’s fresh if possible, this increases your chances of removal to 75% better. Don’t iron or hot-air dry the carpet or rug until the stain is completely gone. Heat will set most stains.
  2. First blot up all the liquid and scrape up all the solids you possibly can. On a large liquid spill you can use a wet/dry vac. Be careful not to spread the stain.
  3. Test any chemical you intend to use in a hidden area to make sure it won’t discolor or damage the surface.
  4. Apply spotter and work from the outside of the stain in, to avoid spreading. Blot, don’t scrub; strike with the flat face of a spotting brush if needed to help break up the stain.
  5. Rinse chemical spotters out with water, blot the area dry and feather the edges. Brush or fluff up pile or nap.
  6. On carpet and upholstery, put a thick pad of toweling over the spot, weight it down with books, and leave it there overnight to “wick up” any remaining moisture.

If these steps don’t do the trick, please call us and let us help.

− Bob’s Best

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