How to remove a stain from your carpet

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

When to clean your carpets

When Should I Clean My Carpet?

Many people believe that the only reason to clean carpets is to get he dirt out. But that’s not the case.

The outdoor air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust – and literally hundreds of other chemicals that can absorb into your carpeting. When you and your family members come into your home, you carry those pollens, bacteria and chemicals in your hair and on your skin, clothing and especially your shoes. Not surprisingly, all those contaminates end up in your carpet.

If you have allergies, asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problems – one major source of your problem could be the pollens, fungus, and chemicals in your carpet.

In addition, as you may know, tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 different chemical compounds, 43 of which cause cancer. And even if you don’t smoke, those chemicals get in your shoes, you track them in to your home and leave them in your carpet.

If you’re sensitive to cigarette smoke, you might find that you’ll breathe easier after you hire a company to get those harmful chemicals out of your carpet.

So in addition to getting rid of dirt, another important reason to clean your carpet is to get rid of pollens, fungus, bacteria, chemicals and the tars and residue from tobacco smoke.

– Bob’s Best