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SPOTTING GUIDE

QUICK REFERENCE CARPET STAIN REMOVAL METHODS

Use each of the cleaning agents on the stained area in the order indicated until the stain is removed. Apply small amounts of cleaning solution with a clean, white, absorbent towel. Blot frequently and continue to apply and blot until the staining material is no longer transferred to the absorbent material.

The final step is: blot any remaining moisture or cleaning solutions by pressing or padding the area with absorbent towel; weight it down and allow at least six hours to dry.

  1. Use our Spotter Bottle, -or mix 1/4 teaspoonful of white neutral detergent (a mild liquid dishwashing detergent containing no strong alkalis or bleaches) with a cup of lukewarm water.
  2. Dry Cleaning Solvent -(rubbing alcohol). Apply a small amount of Use small amount on a towel to prevent any possible damage to sizing, backings, or stuffing materials. (Do not use gasoline, lighter fluid or other flammables).
  3. Household Ammonia – one tablespoon of with a half cup of water.
  4. Household Vinegar – 1/2 cup of white with 1/2 cup of water.
  5. Powdered Enzyme Laundry Detergent – mix a solution of following label or box directions. Allow the solution to remain on the stain for the length of time recommended by the manufacturer.
  6. Call an IICRC Professional Carpet Cleaner/Restorer – for additional suggestions, special cleaning chemicals, or the ability to patch the area.
  7. Vacuum Clean

NOTE: These remedies are suggestions, if damage occurs to your carpet, upholstery, or area rugs; we are not liable and accept no responsibility. Use at your own risk. Never mix ammonia and bleach during any cleaning operation and never use bleach.

Carpet Stain Removal Chart

Beer...........................1,3,6
Blood.......................1,3,5,6
Butter......................2,1,4,6
Catsup..................1,3,4,5,6
Chalk..........................7,1,6
Charcoal.....................7,1,6
Chewing Gum..............2,1,6
Chocolate..............1,3,4,5,6
Cocktails.....................1,4,6
Coffee......................1,4,5,6
Cosmetics(Lipstick).2,1,3,4,6
Crayon........................2,1,6
Egg..........................1,3,5,6
Food Coloring..............1,3,6
Furniture Polish.........2,1,3,6
Glue, (School)...........1,3,4,6
Graphite......................7,1,6
Grease..................2,1,3,4,6
Ice Cream..............1,3,4,5,6
Ink..........................2,1,3,6
Iodine, Merthiolate....1,3,4,6
Milk.......................1,3,4,5,6
Mustard...................1,4,5,6
Nail Polish..............2,1,4,5,6
Oils............................2,1,6
Ointment..............2,1,3,5,6
Paint (Water base).1,3,4,2,6
Paint (Oil base) .....2,1,3,4,6
Rubber Cement.........2,1,6
Shoe Polish.........2,1,3,4,6
Soft Drinks.............1,3,4,6
Soot......................1,3,2,6
Syrup..................1,3,4,5,6
Tar, Asphalt............2,1,3,6
Tea........................1,4,5,6
Toner........................7,1,6
Unknown Stains.1,3,4,5,2,6
Urine (Wet).............1,3,4,6
Urine (Dry)..............1,4,3,6
Vomit...................1,3,4,5,6
Water Stains............1,3,4,6
Wine.......................1,3,4,6

NOTE: These carpet remedies are suggestions, if carpet damage occurs, upholstery or area rugs; we are not liable and accept no responsibility. Use at your own risk.

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