You have ink on carpet! Why does it seem it is always a dark color that is spilled on a light colored carpet?
Ink on Carpet – First Step
Always act quickly. Blot it with a dry cloth or paper towel. Do not rub, just blot it and get as much up as you can that way.
Ink on Carpet – Step Two
Mix a tiny bit of liquid dish washing detergent with a cup of lukewarm water. About ¼ teaspoon to 1 cup of water is a good mix. Only use liquid dish washing detergent as laundry detergent often has chemicals that might harm the carpet. Dip a clean cloth or paper towel into the solution and dab at the spill. Work from the outside of the stain to the inside to make sure you don’t make it bigger. Repeat this with a clean section of the towel until the spill is clean. It is a slow process.
Ink on Carpet – Rinse
Once the spot looks clean, you have to rinse it. Use lukewarm water and rinse. Again, dab at it, don’t rub. Do this multiple times. Detergent left in the carpet will actually attract soil!
Call in the Professional
Call in the professional carpet cleaner in Chantilly to get rid of that ink stain and have the whole room clean and fresh. Sometimes, the spill is just too large or too deep, or the ink is made of something that just won’t come out without damaging the carpet. In a case like this it is possible to cut the are out of the carpet and “patch” it using a carpet remnant or stealing a piece from a closet floor.
You might want to consider having carpet protector applied to your carpet. This helps spills to bead up and give you more time to blot up a spill. At times that is all that you need to do for a small spill that has protector on it.
One of the most annoying parts of being a cat owner must be the litter box. My cat seems to take great pride in tracking the litter to the carpet and then shaking it off her feet. There must be a better way to deal with this. Here are some tips I’ve found.
Here in Bristow VA some of us are still snowed in. Along with the fun of snowman making and sledding, comes the pain of digging out the cars and driveways. It is easy to track snow chemicals onto your floors during a snow storm like this. These should be cleaned up as soon as possible.
Butter spilled on carpet does not have to ruin your day. Here are some tips on cleaning it up.
Butter Spill – First Step
Do not let it sit as it may stain the carpet. Scrap up any solid butter with a spoon. Blot up the liquid with a white cloth or paper towel as soon as possible. Do not rub it, just blot the spot. You may need to use a clean are of the cloth or new paper towels and do this multiple times. Keep doing this until you do not get any more liquid.
What is the best vacuum cleaner to buy? The one you will use! Yep, sounds silly, but it’s true. You can purchase the highest rated vacuum cleaner on the market but if it sits in the utility room and you don’t use it, it is worthless.
Next to coffee, tea is one of the most popular hot drinks. A tea spill on carpet doesn’t have to ruin your day, but you need to act quickly.
It is that time of year. The flu bug and colds are playing havoc with a lot of people right now. With the pain of the illness comes the pain of keeping things clean. A bad stomach bug can result in one of the most unpleasant spills to deal with on your carpet. It’s so unpleasant I have a hard time typing it. Vomit. What poor parent hasn’t had to deal with this?
Tree cleanup time? Some people take down the Christmas tree the day after Christmas and others leave them up until after New Year’s. No matter when you do it, I do not think anyone enjoys this task.
Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us at Mighty Clean Carpet Care.
I hope I have given you a few tips to help you through the season. I hope you do not have any spills but if you do, check our stain guide for quick help.
You can always call us if you need help with carpet cleaning or repairs.
We are thankful for each and everyone of our customers and wish you all the best this holiday season.
Whipped cream is one of the additives for the holiday season. Who doesn’t like whipped cream? Whether it is on your pumpkin pie, hot chocolate or coffee, it adds just the right amount of richness. That is unless it is spilled on the carpet. Whipped cream contains fats and proteins which can make it a bit difficult to remove.