First of all, let me explain one thing about spots and stains:
– We call spots some unwanted soiled marks on the fabric that does not belongs to the fabric itself and can be easily removed. Spots are more like: – Grease, shoe polish, finger prints, etc.
– Stains are a little more complicated to be removed and most of the times they can not be removed at all. Few stains that can be removed from the fabric are more like: – Food, coffee, juice, wine, beer, water, ink, urine, etc.
– Stains that can not be removed from fabric are bleach; and hard to remove: blood.
Most of spots and stains can be removed if used with the proper product. One very important thing to remember is to pre-test the material first. Here I will tell you how to remove most of the stains out of fabric, and the same process can be used to remove spots/stains from carpet as well.
This is what you need to do first, before you can actually try to remove any spot or stain from fabric or carpet:
– Take an inconspicuous area and make a test first. If you a trying to remove a spot/stain from carpet, go to a closet or a small area under the bed or behind a dresser and try the product you are going to use to remove the spot/stain. Apply a small amount on the cloth and work on the carpet and observe for a color transfer. If you notice a transfer, stop use the product, try a different, a mild one. The same concept applies for fabric, usually under the furniture you will have a small piece of fabric where you will be able to try for color fastness or transfer. If you noticed that the color is been transferred to the cloth stop the process and try something different. Always pre test any product before use them.
Alright, let’s get started:
1- First blot the stain with a clean cloth leaving it, if possible, on the stain for a few minutes to absorb the most out of it. Keep changing the cloth for a clean one for as long as you see transfer.
2- Then, spread “Super-Sorb Liquid Spills Absorbent” over the stain and let it stand for about 15 to 20 minutes.
3- Vacuuming the whole area repeating the process if necessary.
4- If the stain persists, repeat steps 1 to 3 until you see no more stain.
-Grease or shoe polish spots:
1- Using “Buckeye Gum, Tar & Oil Remover” blot a small portion onto a clean white cloth and start working gently on the spot.
2- Repeat the process for as long as you see transfer. But, remember to not over-wet the spot or you can damage the fabric.
3- If possible, do a little each day until you have all the spot gone, this will avoid over-wetting the spot.
1- Using “RESOLVE Spot Magic Carpet Cleaner”, spray a little mist on top of the stain and blot with a clean white towel.
2- Keep repeating the process until all ink is removed.
Note: Most of ink stains require more than one time service, just remember to avoid over wetting the stain, if necessary do it in more days.
-Pet urine stain:
This is something different from any usual stain; you are dealing with many things in here:
– Sometimes blood.
– Bad odor.
– Body fluid.
So it requires a more detailed procedure and the use of a hand glove. Some technicians use mask because of the products they deal with, in this scenario, you are not require to use mask as our product won’t do you any harm.
1- First blot the stain with a clean dry white towel to remove as much urine you can.
2- Then, spread “D-Vour Absorbent Powder” over the stain and let it stand for 15 to 30 minutes. 3- Vacuum the powder off the stain and repeat the process if necessary.
4- Using the “Shakedown Odor Eliminator” spread it over the stain and in the entire area after the stain has been removed.
5- Vacuuming the entire area in the next day.
Note: This process should remove the stain without any problem, if don’t, repeat steps 2 to 5.