Emergency Carpet Cleaning Tips from Majestic Cleaning in Devon – we have all the solutions to help you tackle most emergency spills and reduce the risk of permanent damage to your carpet or rug.
We all take precautions to look after our carpets, upholstery and soft furnishings, and we hope that spills and stains won’t happen. However, these mishaps are a common occurrence and you can stain your expensive rug or carpet in an instant. It happens to the best of us.
Our advice here at Majestic Cleaning is to seek professional carpet cleaning services as soon as you can, but it’s not always possible straight away. Therefore it’s worth knowing what prompt action to take in order to minimise the risk of permanent damage to your carpet or rug. You can also apply these tips to upholstered furniture such as sofas and armchairs, as well as soft furnishings.
Firstly, don’t panic! If you are pre-armed with knowledge of what to do, you won’t reach for the first thing you can find in your cupboard. You could end up causing even more damage your carpet or rug.
Be prepared, and make sure you have the following things to in your home should you need to deal with a spill or stain:
- Clean absorbent cloth
- Surgical spirit
- Gentle detergent solution such as wool and silk washing detergent (one teaspoon with half a pint of warm water)
- Malt vinegar solution (one teaspoon of malt vinegar with detergent solution
- Ammonia solution (one teaspoon with one cup of warm water)
When you get your carpet fitted, try and keep some of the wastage so that you can experiment with different solutions to make sure it won’t cause any damage to the colour or pile appearance. We highly recommend this if you have a carpet made from pure wool, or that has a high wool content, as these can be near on impossible to clean without professional carpet cleaning services. Many carpets today have built in stain proofing, with several new products available, which boast incredible stain resistant properties – but remember nothing is indestructible especially when children are involved!
Of course, there are some sprays that you can buy in supermarkets which are designed specifically for stain removal, however we feel that using pure, natural ingredients sparingly could be safer especially when treating a wool carpet and many of these sprays add too much moisture to the area.
Armed with these solutions, you will be able to tackle most emergency spills, minimising permanent damage and removing the worst of the spill until you can get a professional cleaning company give your rug or carpet a thorough clean.
Read our latest blog to find out how to use these solutions to tackle different types of stains. In the meantime, contact us at Majestic for advice on what to do in an emergency.