When cleaning carpet professionaly in Tyler TX we get a lot of calls about spot removal. Although there are certain chemicals used for particular spots, for general spot removal a few simple rules can be followed to ensure there is no damage to your carpet.
Using the wrong product or cleaning in the wrong manner can damage your carpet. Follow these general instructions for the best results.
STEP 1: Cover spill with a white towel or paper towels. DO NOT use colored towels or paper! It might transfer onto the carpet.
STEP 2: Blot by stepping on the towel. Do not rub, this can damage the carpet fiber or spread the spot making matters much worse.
Repeat this process until the spot is no longer being absorbed.
STEP 3: Apply Spotting Chemical. Warning: Do not use over the counter spot removers! They can leave a sticky residue that attracts soil and may discolor your textiles as well as set stains. Instead, call your local professional carpet cleaner to find out what spotters are recommended.
STEP 4: REPEAT Steps 1 and 2. If the spot does not come out, do NOT attempt any further action, as you may set the spot and or damage your carpet. For these tough spots, call your local carpet cleaning professional.
Do not over-wet the spot. Keep blotting until dry to the touch.