If that party food lands on your carpets, there are a couple things you should do to help prevent that stain from setting permanently.
- Soak up as much of the spill with a white cloth. Stand on the cloth to exert the most pressure so you can get most of the spill to soak into the towel.
- Most spots that don’t contain dyes will release with a Chem-Dry Spot Remover. Rinse the area with the spot remover. If a spot remover is not available, rinse sparingly with cold water and soak up the moisture.
- Never “rub” a spot as you can do more damage to the carpet fiber. Many “over-the-counter” cleaners will actually “set” a stain making it impossible for a professional to remove the stain. So stick with a Chem-Dry Spot Remover or cold water.
- If the spot does contain red dyes (salsa, ketchup, tea, ect), follow the same procedure with the towel and spot remover. Many times these spots will still be noticeable after rinsing with spot remover because they have “dyed” the carpeting. Even if a Chem-Dry Spot Remover does not totally remove that red stain, it is still possible for a Chem-Dry professional to tackle the stain. We will need to reverse this process with Red Alert that can remove that red dye in the carpet.
- Don’t panic! Chances are good if you follow these steps and call Chem-Dry of Michiana if you have a lingering problem, your carpet can be saved.