Cleaning Tips & Hints
The following procedures are courtesy of the Carpet and Rug Institute, the trade association representing the major carpet manufacturers.
Act quickly! Delaying may cause the spill to become a permanent stain. Blot liquids with a dry, white absorbent cloth or white paper towels. Gently scrape up semi-solids with a rounded spoon. Break up solids and vacuum.
- Pretest any spot removal solution (for colour transfer to the cloth or damage to the carpet) in an inconspicuous area. If a change occurs, select another solution.
- Apply a small amount of the solution to a white cloth, and work in gently – do not rub – working from the edges of the spill to the center to prevent spreading. Allow to remain on the spill a few minutes. Be patient. Blot.
- Continue to use the first agent as long as there is a transfer of the spill to the cloth. Be patient. Complete removal may require repeating the same step several times. Or, you may need to move to the next solution.
- When the spill is completely removed, rinse the area with cold water. Blot with a dry cloth until all moisture is removed.
A dry, absorbent cleaning compound may be used as a substitute to minimise drying time.