Stains on rugs and carpeting are not only unsightly but can also be unhealthy too. Over time, the spillage can attract grime and start harbouring bacteria. This can lead to mould and mildew to form and if you have kids or animals who lay on the rug then they are being directly exposed.
If a spillage has occurred, the first thing you should do is gently scoop up the solids from the spillage if there are any. Next, gently blot the stain with cool, clean water. Do not do this in a rubbing motion, as this can spread the stain and work it into the fibres even more.
Continue to try and soak up as much of the stain as you can. The more you can remove, the more chances you have that the stain won’t be permanent or as bad later. In order to get the best stain removal results, you need a professional rug cleaning company that can treat the affected area to destroy the bacteria and remove the elements that cause staining.
Get in touch with us to schedule a booking and we will be happy to apply a stain treatment onto the affected areas. Our expert rug cleaners are trained to treat all types of stains and marks so you can be sure that you will get the best service possible.
The importance of professional stain removal and treatment cannot be underestimated. A lot of people try to treat their stains themselves and this often leads to the problem becoming worse. They use over-the-counter products and often bleach the affected area, use too much moisture and cause water damage, or they set the stain using incorrect methods and procedures.
The correct way to apply stain removal treatment starts with PH levels. Every type of stain has a PH level and this needs to be taken into consideration when using certain methods, chemicals, and cleaning techniques.
At a basic level, the PH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A PH of 7 is neutral and anything below is acidic and anything above is alkaline. Generally speaking, an acidic stain needs to be treated with an alkaline solution and an alkaline stain needs to be treated with an acidic solution.
There are some exceptions to the rule, such as urine starting off acidic but quickly changes to an alkaline, thus it should be treated with an acidic solution. This is where DIY rug cleaners make mistakes and often cause the original stain to set and become permanent or they make it much worse and harder to remove.
This is why you should only use the services of a professional rug cleaning company to treat your stains and marks so you can be sure you're getting the best possible treatment.
Time is of the essence when it comes to treating stains and you need to act fast. You need to first remove any solids on the surface level so that you now have just the stain remaining.
After this, gently blot the stain with a clean towel or cloth to soak up the liquid. You can use a very small amount of water on the cloth but do not flood the rug as you will create more problems.
Do not rub as this can spread the stain and work it in more. Simply focus on removing as much of the liquid as possible and then get in touch with us to apply a professional stain treatment.
We service the entire Brisbane metropolitan area and will be delighted to freshen up your rug and make it look great again.