The ultimate guide to stain removal
October 24, 2018
October 24, 2018
Different stains require alternative methods of cleaning and it is always important to keep the surface in consideration too.
Stubborn stains can ruin the look of an otherwise pristine house and carpets are among the worst offenders. Whether something has been spilt during a party, dirt has built up over time from shoes or boots or you’ve made the mess yourself, you will want to remove it as quickly as possible.
FastKlean offers professional stain removal services for everything including red wine and blood, so that you do not need to replace your carpet or other soiled surface.
If you’d like to have a go at stain removal yourself, perhaps because you’re expecting visitors, then follow a few handy hints and tips from the professionals. You’ll have your home looking spick and span in no time.
Different methods of stain removal will be effective for a variety of scenarios. It’s important to take the type of stain and the surface it has marked into account. After all, you will not want to use a stain removal technique that damages the carpet or flooring underneath, or even bleaches it so there is a big white mark.
Follow these simple steps to tackle any stain
2. Identify what type of carpet or surface you are dealing with. For example, polypropylene carpets that are solution-dyed can cope with chlorine bleach, making it an easy way to clear up a stain. Wool and wool blend carpets will be ruined if you use bleach on them and therefore require an alternative method.
3. Choose the right cleaning agent for the job. There are so many types of stain and treatments, it can be confusing, but they generally fall into one of the following categories:
It’s not just carpets and upholstery where stains can be stubborn, but other places too.
Even though worktops are designed for cooking on, sometimes they come into contact with something quite powerful, such as curry sauce. While normal cleaning will see this fade over time, it’s good to deal with it straight away.
Make up a paste with bicarbonate of soda and apply it to the worktop with a spoon. Place a wet paper towel over the top. Leave for an hour and come back to wipe the paste away.
Wooden furniture is easily marked and, even for the most diligent of coaster users, rings, splashes and spots can end up leaving stains. Toothpaste is the best option for those tell-tale rings left by glasses and cups, while dark stains can be removed using white vinegar on a clean cloth.
Pet owners with hardwood floors may be aware of the issues produced by dog saliva. They can be rectified with a spray bottle of window cleaner.
Unlike with carpets, rubbing the agent into the wood is a good idea. Just be sure to have another cloth to hand to buff it up again once you’ve finished.
Have you encountered any other tough stains in your home and found innovative ways to remove them? Let us know in the comments.
Author – Antoaneta Tsocheva CEO – FastKlean
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