When things like coffee, red wine, or pet residue stain your upholstery or carpets, you’ll need more than a rag and spray cleaner to get rid of them. Ideally, you want to clear the surface without damaging it in the process. The following do’s and don’ts of carpet cleaning will help you err on the side of caution.
Blot the stains.
As soon as a spill occurs, or you notice a stain, use a gentle cloth to lightly blot it. When the cloth becomes soiled, retrieve a new one, and continue the process. Apply minimal pressure to avoid pressing the stain further into the fabric and causing more damage.
Hire the experts.
On your own, the best you can do is prevent carpet stains from becoming worse. From there, you’ll need a professional carpet cleaning team to safely clean your fabrics. They have the proper education, products, and equipment to get the job done quickly, safely, and effectively.
Scrub too hard.
The worst thing you can do is scrub stains vigorously with cleaning supplies such as brushes and sponges. This will only spread the stain and cause it to sink more deeply into the carpet or upholstery. Blot with care, but do not scrub.
Use harsh products.
Many store-bought cleaning products strip fabrics, diminishing their color and texture. Instead of stains, you’ll have spots that are noticeably rough and faded. Even water is sometimes too harsh for carpets made of silk or cotton, so avoid adding any liquids to stains.
Skip the DIY fuss, and allow Cosmopolitan Carpet & Rug Cleaning to remove stains from your carpets and upholstery. For more than 30 years, these carpet cleaning specialists have taken care of fabrics, wood, tile, and grout in homes throughout Fort Worth, TX. Call them at (817) 265-9031 today to set up a carpet cleaning or pet odor removal appointment with a helpful representative. Visit them online to get coupons and learn more about their many services.