STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE

For most stains and spills there is a solution. The following Stain Removal Guide offers valuable guidance on how to remove specific spills or stains. Simply browse the topics below. Please note that no carpet is immune to some types of stains. If your stain persists, contact Bliss Carpet Care Inc immediately at (508) 234-7500


NOTE: For the best results, we strongly recommend that you immediately attend to the stain or spill. Depending on how much liquid was spilled, you may need to make repeated attempts. Be sure to remove any kind of residue, too.

  • STAINS THAT CANNOT BE REMOVED
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  • BEER, COFFEE, PERFUME, TEA, WINE
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  • BERRIES, CHILDREN'S DRINK MIX, FRUIT JUICE, WATER-BASED SPOTS
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  • BLOOD, CATSUP, CHEESE, CHOCOLATE, COLA, COUGH SYRUP, MIXED DRINKS, SOFT DRINKS, SOY SAUCE, STARCH, TOOTHPASTE, WATERCOLOR, WHITE GLUE
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  • ASPHALT, BUTTER, CALAMINE LOTION, CRAYON, FURNITURE POLISH, GRAVY, GREASE, HAND LOTION, ICE CREAM, INK (BALLPOINT), INK (FOUNTAIN PEN), LACQUER, MAKE-UP, MAYONNAISE, MILK, OIL, PAINT (LATEX), PAINT (OIL), PLAY DOUGH, RUBBER CEMENT, SALAD OIL, SAUCES, SHOE POLISH, SHORTENING, TAR, VASELINE, UNKNOWN SPOTS
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  • CANDLE WAX
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  • CANDY
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  • CHEWING GUM
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  • DIRT
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  • EGG, EXCREMENT, URINE, VOMIT
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  • SOOT (GRAPHITE/COPY MACHINE MATERIAL)
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  • HOUSEHOLD CEMENT
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  • NAIL POLISH
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  • RUST
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      Using a spray bottle, saturate the spot with lemon juice and let stand for 5 minutes. Do the following to remove the lemon juice (if this does not work, call a professional).

      NOTE: Most rust removers contain a strong acid and are not recommended for household use.


      Apply a small amount of a detergent solution to the spot (1/4 teaspoon detergent per 1 qt. of water). Blot with a white paper towel to work the detergent into the affected area. If the spot is being removed, continue applying detergent and blotting until spot is completely removed. Using a spray bottle, rinse with tap water, and then blot to remove excess moisture. Next, spray lightly with water, but instead of blotting, apply a pad of paper towels, weigh them down with a brick and allow to dry. If the stain remains, moisten the tufts in the stained area with 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and let stand for 1 hour. Blot and repeat until carpet is stain free. Because light will change peroxide back to water, no rinsing is necessary. Apply a pad of paper towels and weigh them down with a brick. Allow carpet to dry. Remove brick and towels and brush up the pile.

ITEMS TO HAVE AVAILABLE TO REMOVE SPOTS:

  1. VINEGAR SOLUTION: 1/3 cup of white vinegar mixed with 2/3 cup of water.
  2. AMMONIA SOLUTION: 1 tablespoon of clear household ammonia per 1/2 cup of water.
  3. DETERGENT SOLUTION: Hand dish washing detergent that does not contain bleach or lanolin (ie: Original Dawn or Joy with no special additives).DETERGENT SOLUTION: 1/2 teaspoon of the detergent mixed with 1 quart of water.
  4. Spray bottles for applying water & solutions.
  5. White paper towels or white terry (absorbent) towels.
  6. Isopropyl rubbing alcohol.
  7. Spoon & dull knife.
  8. Brick or other heavy item.


NOTE: ALWAYS LABEL ALL SOLUTIONS AND KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND/OR ANIMALS.

28 Years of Professional Cleaning Experience

12 Tips To Keep Your Carpet Looking Great

BETWEEN CLEANINGS?

First of all, if Bliss Carpet Care Inc has not recently cleaned your carpets, please give us a call today @ (508) 234-7500 to schedule an appointment. If we have recently cleaned your carpet, then your carpet is clean, fresh, soft, and fluffy. All the spots that have been bothering you for the past few months are now gone. Now the question, is how do you keep them that way? Here are a few tips you can use year round to help keep your carpet looking as fresh and clean as the day we professionally cleaned it.

  1. Vacuum, Vacuum, Vacuum. As a general rule vacuum traffic areas 3 to 5 times per week. This will prevent dirt from settling into the carpet. Walking on dirt and grit that has settled to the base of the fibers causes an abrasive action, which results in the appearance of traffic lanes and worn areas.
  2. Clean up spills immediately, before they become permanent stains. You may refer to our spotting guide online, which can be found at our website. This will provide you with directions on how to proceed in removing spills. You may also call us at (508) 234-7500 and we will also give you assistance on how to properly remove the spill.
  3. Have your carpet professionally cleaned on a regular basis. They should be cleaned every 6-12 months depending on the amount of traffic in the house. (i.e. kids, pets, shoes, etc.) Clean high traffic areas about twice as often as other areas.
  4. Reapply Carpet Protector each time the carpet is cleaned to keep stains from setting in and the soil from grinding in. More information can be found on our website.
  5. Place walk off mats inside and outside every entrance to your home.
  6. Place mats or bound remnants on top of the carpet at high wear areas, such as in front of the sofa or chairs and entry/exit points from the carpet.
  7. Placing smooth plastic chair mats under chairs in front of desks may help to prevent carpet delamination and wear.
  8. Remove your shoes when you enter your home.
  9. Control the circulation and disposal of food and drink through the home.
  10. Use a powerful upright vacuum with a beater brush and excellent filtration system for carpets. Be sure to change the disposable bag often to ensure efficient operation.
  11. Take your vacuum in for a checkup at the vacuum repair shop annually to keep it operating at peak performance.
  12. Change your furnace filter to keep your indoor air clean. Call your furnace repair company to change the filter if you do not know how to.


So there you have 12 tips to prolong the life and beauty of your carpet investment. If we can be of assistance or if you would like to schedule your next appointment call Bliss Carpet Care Inc @ (508) 234-7500or (800) RUG-SPOT.