Month: March 2012

How to remove tomato sauce stains from all types of carpets

Carpet CleaningWouldn’t it be sad if you lose your security deposit because of a tomato sauce stain on your carpet? It would, so why don’t you remove the stain before your landlord comes to conduct the final inspection. By removing the stain not only will you pass with flying colours the final inspection but you will also make sure that you get back your security deposit because you will indeed be returning the rental unit in a clean and tidy condition.

If you don’t have the time to deal with the task, you can always use the services of a cleaning company like Carpet Cleaning Waybridge that provides professional carpet cleaning and end of tenancy cleaning services. Don’t worry about the cleaning fee because nowadays most cleaning companies work with affordable prices, meaning that you won’t have to break bank in order to receive high quality end of tenancy cleaning services.

On the other hand if you have the time to clean the stains but you don’t know how, keep reading because we have written a step by step tutorial which you can follow and remove the stains in on time.

The first thing that you must do when you start treating the stains is to read the label of the carpet, so that you can learn of what kind of material the carpet is made. You must get this information because the different types of carpet are cleaned differently. For instance carpets made of acrylic, nylon, spandex and polyester fibers can be cleaned by treating the stains with a sponge that you have damped in cold water. Simply stroke the tomato sauce stains gently and work from the outer edges of the stains, inwards. Also be carefully not to apply to much pressure when you are stroking the stains because you will push it further into the fibers.

Next grab a lemon a slice it in two. Place one half of the lemon over the stains and start rubbish gently. Then grab a stain remover and apply the remover over the stained areas and allow it to sit. Five minutes later get an absorbent cloth and start blotting away any residual leftovers from the stain remover. If the stains are still present afterwards, repeat the entire produce of try treating the stains with a mixture of ¼ of warm water, with ½ teaspoon of dishwashing liquid and one tablespoon of white vinegar. Once the stains are gone, allow the carpet to dry.

Alternatively if the carpet is made of wool, you should once again commence treating the problematic areas of the carpet with a sponge that you have soaked in cold water and then rubbing the stained areas with a slice of lemon. Now grab a bowl and mix into it, one part of glycerine, one part of white dishwashing detergents and eight parts of water. Pour the mixture into a spray bottle and then sprinkle the cleaning solution over an absorbent pad and place the pad over the tomato sauce stains. Do not let the pad dry and check the pad periodically to see if it has absorbed the stains. Once the stains are gone, rinse the treated areas of the carpet and allow them to dry completely.