Did you know that there is a 75% chance that organic stains can be removed from your carpet? Organic stains are stains caused from a plant or animal source. Examples would be; wood, furniture stain, mustard, coffee, mold, tea, urine, blood, vomit, inks, etc. Mother nature has some pretty strong staining power, but calling us quickly certainly increases the odds that stains can be removed. Fresh stains are always easier to remove.
Who hasn’t had an accidental spill turn into an undesirable carpet stain? These are common stains, especially when we are talking about category 2; synthetic based stains containing man made dye like Kool-aid, fruit punch, colored candy, cough syrup, etc. The good news is there is still a 50% chance the stain can be removed with proper cleaning. As always, the longer the stain has been in the carpet; the more likely it can be permanent. It is best to call us quickly because fresh stains are almost always easier to remove.
Gum, grease, tar, ink, adhesive, and oils are all petroleum based stains. You might be surprised to hear that petroleum based stains have an 80-90% success rate of being removable from carpet. The percentage is the estimated likelihood of removal. Keep in mind, the longer the stain has been in the carpet; the more likely it can be permanent. Fresh stains are always easier to remove.
The good news is, depending on which category a stain falls into, there is still a 50-90% chance that it can be removed with proper cleaning. Common carpet stains fall into the following three categories:
Category 1 – Petroleum based stains.
Category 2 – Synthetic based stains.
Category 3 – Organic stains.
Did you know that there are three primary categories of stains? The category the stain falls into can often determine how likely it is the stain can be removed.
If these methods don’t work for you, call Kip’s Carpet Cleaning right-away. Don’t try any other homemade or store-bought solutions unless your carpet is old and you’re willing to experiment. http://ow.ly/bAqfP
For specific carpet stains, Carpet & FabriCare Institute recommends the following. Use CAUTION with these next steps and follow them as described. Note: These steps should only be used as a last resort between your regular scheduled deep steam cleaning by Kip’s Carpet Cleaning. Gum, oil, tar, grease, butter, ink, or rubber cement: First, severely yell at whoever spilled such a horrible thing (kidding). These stains require the big guns. This time you should blot up as much of it as you can, and then apply a non-flammable dry-cleaning solvent. You should test this chemical first in a closet or corner of a room to make sure it doesn’t discolor your carpet. If you don’t know what a dry-cleaning solvent is, they are sold under names like K2r and Carbona. You should have no problem finding them online.