Ah, St. Ives! A town of stunning coastlines, art galleries, and… carpet stains? Yes, you read that right! With all the adventure that comes with living in such a picturesque locale, a few spills are bound to happen. While North Shore Tile, Upholstery, Rug & Carpet Cleaning Services professionals are always a call away, there are some nifty tricks you can have up your sleeve for those unexpected blotch moments. Let’s dive into these stain-fighting secrets!
1. Act Swiftly, But Wisely:
Time is of the essence with stains, but haste can lead to disaster. Instead of rubbing the stain, which can make it worse, gently blot it from the outside in using a clean cloth.
2. Test Before You Best:
Got a cleaning solution in mind? Test it on a small, hidden patch of your carpet first. The last thing you want is to swap one stain for another!
3. White Vinegar & Water: The Dynamic Duo:
Mix equal parts of these household staples and spray on the stain. After letting it sit for a while, blot it up. It’s a simple yet surprisingly effective trick.
4. Cornstarch & Milk for Ink:
Got an ink disaster? Make a paste of cornstarch and milk, apply to the stain, let it dry, and vacuum. It sounds quirky, but it’s a game-changer.
5. Freezing Gum:
Stepped gum can turn into a carpet nightmare. But here’s a cool trick (pun intended): freeze the gum using ice cubes, then shatter it using a spoon.
6. Dishwashing Detergent for Grease:
Grease can be a stubborn foe. A few drops of dishwashing detergent in a cup of water can work wonders. Spray, blot, and watch the grease go bye-bye!
7. Hydrogen Peroxide for Blood:
Accidents happen! If you find blood on your carpet, a mixture of mild detergent in water can loosen the stain. Then, dab with hydrogen peroxide.
8. Club Soda Strategy:
For beer and wine stains, club soda can be a savior. Blot the stain with the soda on a cloth. If that doesn’t do the trick, mix it up with the white vinegar solution mentioned earlier.
Spotless Carpet Cleaning North Shore
1-5 Lynbara Ave, St Ives NSW 2075
(02) 8607 8811