Spot Removal Tips

Act Quickly!  Most carpet available today has been treated with a stain-resist treatment, so many spills can be removed if immediate action is taken. The longer the delay, the higher the probability of a spill becoming a permanent stain. Remember, staining is influenced by many factors, and no carpet is completely stain proof. 
 
Blot liquids  with a dry, white, absorbent cloth or white paper towel with NO printing.  
 
Do not scrub the area! Scrubbing may cause pile distortion in the affected area. Continue to use a dry cloth or paper towels until the area is completely dry. For semi-solids, gently scrape up with a rounded spoon. Solids should be broken up and vacuumed until completely removed . 
 
Pretest any spot removal agent  in an inconspicuous area to be certain the solution will not damage the fiber or the dye. After applying several drops to the testing area, hold a white cloth on the wet area for 10 seconds. Examine the carpet and cloth for color transfer, color change, or damage to the carpet. If a change occurs, another cleaning solution should be selected.  
 
Apply a small amount of the selected cleaning solution to a white cloth and work in gently.  
 
Work from the edges of the spill  to the center to prevent the spill from spreading. Do not scrub! Blot in order to absorb as much as possible and repeat if necessary.  
 
Continue  using the first cleaning solution as long as there is a transfer of the spill to the cloth.  
 
Most importantly, be patient! Complete removal of the spill may require repeating the same step several times. After the spill has been completely removed,  rinse the affected area thoroughly  with cold water and blot with a dry cloth until all of the solution has been removed. Some cleaning solutions will cause rapid soiling if the solution is not completely removed. Apply a one-half inch layer of white paper towels to the affected area, and weigh down with a flat, heavy object. Continue to change paper towels as needed. 

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