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The Basics of Spot Removal

Grime Fighters Cleaning Blog - The basics of spot removal

We take pride in keeping a beautiful home. We spend time and effort on keeping it looking perfect. A soft new carpet adds the finishing touch to your warm and cosy home.

The day comes when you notice a spot in the centre of your living room. You can’t possibly live with such an eyesore, it needs to go. Where do you start?

Here are some tips for successful spot removal. Remember there is a difference between a spot and a stain. A stain it will require professional assistance.

Identification

To the best of your ability, try to visually identify the spot. You will find it easy to identify some spots, whilst others are quite tough. However it won’t always be possible to effectively identify the offending substance in the carpet. A spot in the carpet might be difficult to identify, but a little detective work can help narrow it down. The position of the spot and what room it’s in? Is it a room where family members would eat? It’s likely food-related, and as a result a general purpose spotting solution for sticky residue might e successful. Is it in a bedroom where makeup or shoe polish could be the cause and therefore a dry solvent spotter could work.

Product application

Once you have come to a decision on the type of spot it is, you’ll need to choose an appropriate product. Your carpet cleaning company can likely help you obtain the best quality spotting solutions. Ask for their recommendations.

Blotting

Removing the spot is he next step. Carefully, blot your spot and don’t scrub. Scrubbing causes damage to the tips of the fibers and nothing short of replacement will fix that. Continue applying and blotting the product until your spot is gone.

In addition, there is always a risk of removing the fabrics original color or causing further damage when doing your own spot removal. Above all take your time and do it right. We strongly recommended pretesting your solution in an inconspicuous area to make sure it is compatible with the fiber doesn’t cause any damage.

In conclusion, if your having doubts (or a spot just has you beat) the best thing you can do is, call your professional cleaner right away!

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