Carpet Cleaning

The Complete Carpet Stain Solution Guide

By February 24, 2016 January 5th, 2017 No Comments

After more than 30 years of providing professional carpet cleaning services in the UK, Nu-Life Floorcare have seen it all. Food, drink, pet stains, paint, glue, ink – the list is endless, but fortunately, 3 decades of experience in removing carpet stains has given us a lot of insight into what stains can be removed by what solution. So, we’ve put together a complete carpet stain/solution guide for you to use next time there’s an accident in your home…

Simply find on the chart which stain you’re dealing with and then match the number to the solution on the list:

Stains:

Asphalt 1 Lacquer 3
Beer 4 Lard 1
Berries 4 Linseed Oil 1
Blood 11 Machine Oil 1
Butter/Margerine 1 Mascara 1
Cheese 2 Mayonnaise 2
Chewing Gum 2 Milk 2
Chocolate 2 Mixed Drinks 4
Coffee 4 Nail Varnish 1
Cooking Oil 1 Paint (Latex) 1
Cough Syrup 5 Rust 10
Crayon 1 Salad Dressing 1
Curry 10 Shoe Polish Liquid 10
Dye 10 Shoe Polish Paste 1
Egg 2 Soft Drinks 4
Excrement 2 Solder 10
Foundation Cream 1 Soya Sauce 2
Fruit Juice 4 Starch 2
Furniture Polish 1 Sweets 4
Furniture Polish (Stain) 9 Tar/Soot 1
Garden Soil 2 Tea 4
Gravy 1 Typewriter Ribbon 1
Hair Oil 1 Toothpaste 2
Hair Spray 1 Urine (Dry) 12
Hand Lotion 1 Urine (Wet) 8
Ice Cream 2 Varnish 3
Ink (Ball Point) 1 Vomit 5
Ink (Felt Tip) 1 WAX (Candle) 7
INK (Fountain Pen) 6 Wax (Paste) 1
Ink (Permanent) 5 White Glue 2
Ketchup 2 Wine 4

Solutions:

1 –  Solvent > blot > detergent > blot > water > blot

2 –  Detergent > blot> ammonia> blot > detergent > blot > water > blot

3 –  Solvent > detergent > blot > water >blot

5 –  Detergent > blot >ammonia >blot > white vinegar > Blot > water > blot

6 –  Detergent > blot > white vinegar > blot> ammonia> blot > water > blot

7 –  Freeze with ice cubes > shatter with blunt object > vacuum > solvent > wait 7 minutes > blot >
Repeat if necessary.

8 –  Blot > water > blot > ammonia > detergent > Blot > water > blot

9 –  Denatured alcohol > blot > repeat if necessary

10 – Call a carpet cleaning professional

11 – Use cold ingredients: Detergent > blot > ammonia > blot > detergent > blot > water > blot

12 – Detergent > blot > vinegar > blot > ammonia > blot > Detergent > blot > water > blot

If your carpets are past the point of a quick and simple stain removal and you think they need restoring professionally, contact the carpet cleaning team at Nu-Life and we can bring out that brand new look in your carpets. Having carried out professional carpet cleaning services in Manchester for thousands of happy customers, you can rely on our team to provide real results.

Give us a call now on 0161 483 7284 or fill in the form below for a fast quote:

Mike Philbin

Mike Philbin

Floor Restoration & Maintenance Expert, host of stonecare.tv & Director @ Nu-Life Floor Care, love my family, giving amazing customer service & Man City