Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How to remove a blood stain from a rug

1.  Clean the stain well with a damp sponge.

2. After cleaning the stain well with a moist sponge, wipe with cold water. If unsuccessful, wipe again with pure white wine, if stain is dry, brush it well and clean with water containing a dash of ammonia (by no means use hot water).

3. Blot the stain using a clean white 100% cotton dry towel and holding down hard from the outside towards the middle. Repeat this process, turning the folded towel over and over until you have absorbed as much moisture as possible.

4. When you blot the spot move the towel in straight lines, never rub in a circle as this can cause permanent damage to your rug.

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

How to clean hair spray from carpet

1. Apply dry-cleaning solvent to a clean cloth.
2. Blot the hair spray stain with the cloth until the solvent has completely absorbed into the carpet.
3. Combine 2 cups of warm water with 1 tbsp. of dish-washing liquid in a small bowl. Dip a clean cloth into the mixture and blot the area until it is completely absorbed.
4. Combine ½ cup of cool water with 1 tbsp. of ammonia in a small bowl and dip a clean cloth into the mixture if the hair spray remains. Blot the stain with the mixture. If the hair spray is now gone, dip a clean cloth into cold water and dab at the carpet. Dry the area with a clean towel.
5. Combine 1 cup of warm water with 1 tsp. of white vinegar in a small bowl if the hair spray remains on the carpet. Blot the mixture onto the stain.
6. Dip a clean cloth in cold water and blot onto the area where the stain was removed. Pat dry with a clean, dry towel.

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

How to clean fake tan stains off your carpet

1. Mix a solution of mild dishwashing liquid and water
2. Using a toothbrush or your fingers, rub the solution gently into the stain.
3. Damp the stain with a clean white towel or absorbent pad.
4. Repeat the above steps if the stain refuses to budge.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

How to clean milk stains from carpet

1. Try to clean the milk up as quickly as you can after the spill with a plain white cloth or  plain white paper towel(s).
2. Flush the area with water and then extract the water. Repeat as needed, this is the basic method of removing milk from carpet.
3. If the milk has long since dried, scrape out any chunks and flakes using the edge of a teaspoon. Then use the following procedure for both this and fresh spills.
4. Make a mix of dish washing detergent and water (1/8 teaspoon in two cups of warm water). Use a spray bottle if you have one, and apply this mixture numerous times, letting it soak in a bit before blotting it up each time using white paper towels or a white cotton cloth, or sucking it out with a wet/dry vacuum cleaner.
5. If you don't get all the milk out, you might have an odour problem. A carpet freshener or baking soda may help. If not, you may need to resort to a professional carpet cleaner.
6. Put your nose close to the spot a few days later to see if there is any remaining odour.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

How to clean a nylon area rug

1. Hang rug the outside on a clothesline (if available) and beat it (with a broom handle or large stick) getting as much loose dirt out as possible.

2. Bring the rug inside and vacuum it thoroughly.

3. Spray carpet cleaning foam evenly over entire rug, adding extra to stained areas. Allow the cleaner to sit on the carpet untouched for a few minutes.

4. Rub a damp sponge mop over the rug in sections. Your movements should be back and forth, in the direction of pile and against the direction of the pile---this will help loosen embedded dirt.

5. Allow the foam to dry completely. This may take an hour or more, depending on the carpet pile, amount of product used and the ambient humidity.

6. Vacuum the rug very well. This helps remove much of the remaining dirt. If you still see stains, spot treat with more foam cleaner.

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

How to clean a lambs wool rug

1. Blot any immediate spills with a paper towel to remove as much of the liquid as possible before it dries. Take your rug outside and shake it vigorously to remove loose dust and dirt. Alternatively, shake it over the garbage can. If your rug is too large to shake, vacuum it thoroughly.

2. Fill a bowl or bucket to the halfway point with lukewarm water. Pour in two caps of a gentle detergent, such as Woolite. Stir the detergent into the water. Dip a sponge in the bowl and wring it out. Sponge stains out of the rug, going in the direction of the pile of the rug. Do not scrub or wipe in circles.

3. Rinse the sponge under the tap. Rinse the soap out of the carpet with the sponge, again following the pile. Once you've removed any spot stains, soap up the rest of the carpet as you did in Step 2.

4. Rinse the rug. You can rinse a throw rug with a garden hose. For larger wool carpets, use a carpet steamer filled with water only. Rinsing with a sponge will take too long.

5. Place a towel on top of your wool throw rug and roll it up. This will squeeze out the excess water. Lay the lamb's wool rug out flat to dry, preferably outdoors. For larger pieces of wool carpeting, open as many windows and doors as you can and turn on a fan to speed up drying or remove water with a wet/dry vacuum. Do not walk on the carpet until it is dry.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

How to clean Coca-cola out of carpet

1. Blot up as much cola as possible out of the carpet with a clean cloth. Don't rub or you'll spread the spill.
2. Mix up a solution of liquid laundry detergent and cold tap water. Use one part detergent to four parts water.
3. Pour some of the solution onto the cola spot. If the carpet is thick or has a tall nap, gently scrub the solution down in with an old toothbrush. Make sure the entire cola spill has solution on it to remove the stickiness and the colour.
3. Blot up the cleaning solution with a cloth.
4. Pour some tap water on the affected area to rinse it. Use the old toothbrush, if necessary, to rub the water down into a thick or tall nap.
5. Blot the water up with a clean cloth and allow the carpet to air dry.

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