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SPILLS happen. STAINS don't have to.

Follow these general guidelines to prevent a carpet stain or rug stain whenever there is a mishap.

If you don't want to tackle it yourself, Guaranteed Carpet Services can help. Call us immediately when you have a spill and we can professionally clean it for you!

It is very important to address spills immediately to try and eliminate or at least diminish any resulting rug or carpet stains. The longer a spot remains, the more difficult it will be to remove. All spots and carpet stains cannot be removed from every fabric due to differences in fibers, dyes, constructions, finishes, composition of the stain and the length of time the stain has remained on the rug or carpet. As a result, some stains will require professional stain removal.

Basic Cleaning Steps for Food & Beverage Spills

Carpet stains can be complex based on the fabric make-up and construction of a rug or carpet. If the stain persists after following the steps below, contact us for further action to remove carpet stains.

  • Blot with a white towel as much of the spill as possible. Scoop up (with a spoon) and vacuum any dry particles.
  • Pretest the cleaning solution on an inconspicuous spot of carpet or rug to ensure it does not discolor or damage the carpet.
  • Apply the cleaning solution to the stain area with a sprayer. Do not over wet the area. Work from the outside of the stain toward the center.
  • Allow the cleaning solution to remain on the spill for at least five minutes.
  • Blot with a clean white cloth until no more stain transfers to the cloth. Do not rub the stain area or you might damage the carpet fibers.
  • If you can still see the stain, repeat the process until either the stain is removed or the stain no longer transfers to the cloth.
  • Now dry the carpet by use of a fan or by placing layers of plain white paper towels (Towels with no prints) on the site. If using towels, weight them down with a non-staining glass or ceramic object.
  • When the carpet is dry, vacuum to restore the texture.
  • If the stain persists, call us (717) 394-3464