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August 7, 2015

DIY Food & Drink Spill Clean-up

9 Simple Steps for Cleaning Food & Beverage Spills

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  1. Do not delay in cleaning the bulk of the spill. The longer it is left to harden in the carpet the harder it is for us to remove.
  2. Scoop up as much of the spill as possible, with a towel or a spoon (dependent on the substance).
  3. Blot the spot by gently pressing clean cloths into the stained area to remove moisture. DO NOT rub or scrub. Scrubbing can damage the fibre and set the stain into the carpet.
  4. Apply warm, not hot, water to the stained area and blot until the stain stops transferring to the cloth.
  5. If you can still see the stain, make a detergent solution by adding 1/4 teaspoon dishwashing liquid to one cup warm water. Don’t use too much soap (it’s difficult to rinse out of the carpet).
  6. Apply the detergent solution, let sit five minutes, then rinse with clear warm water. Repeat until all the detergent is removed.
  7. Place layers of white paper towels on the spill to absorb the liquid. Weight down the towels with a non-staining glass or ceramic object. You can let them sit overnight.
  8. When the carpet is dry, vacuum to restore the texture.
  9. If you can see the stain at this point, repeat steps 3 through 7. It means the stain penetrated deep into the pile and has ‘wicked’ up to the surface.

Stain still won’t budge? It’s time to call in the experts from Ladybird. Contact us here.

Disclaimer: Ladybird Carpet Care has included this information for your general knowledge. We accept no responsibilities for the results incurred from your use of the above information.

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