Cleaning & Care

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Depending upon the type of stain involved, there are three techniques that can be used to clean your rug. For prices on rug/underlay cleaning restoration please contact us.

Techniques:

  1. Spot with a mixture of 500ml (2 cups) of lukewarm water and 15ml (1 tsp) of liquid dishwashing detergent, (i.e.: Sunlight)

  2. Spot with a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar

  3. Spot with solvent-based spotter (such as "OOPS" or "GOOF-OFF"). Regular cleaning solvent can also be used but takes longer to dry and has a strong odour
STAIN TECHNIQUE NOTES

Coffee
Tea
Red Wine
Juice
Pop
Kool Aid
Tomato Sauce
Gravy
Cheese Sauce
Butter
Grease
Oil
Tar
Dirt & Mud
Pet Stains
Ink
Crayon
Permanent Marker
Nail Polish
Glue
Blood
Syrup
Gum & Wax
1 then 2
1 then 2
1 then 2
1 then 2
1 then 2
1 then 2
1 then 2
1 then 2
1 then 2
1 then 2
3
3
3
1 then 2
1 then 2
3
3
3
3
3
1
1 then 2
3
Difficult to remove, often permanent
White wine can also be used
Permanent if food coloring is present
Permanent if food coloring is present
Usually permanent

Allow to dry, use 3 to remove any oil
Allow to dry, use 3 to remove any oil
Allow to dry, use 3 to remove any oil

Use 1 then 2 if 3 leaves residue


Repeat 2 after dry if stain persists
Ink stains often become worse with spotting

Same problem as ink
Nail polish remover can often be used
Often permanent
Flush with cold water

Use dull tool to flake off

Never pour spotting solution directly on stain. Always apply to a cloth first and work from outside of stained area towards centre. Blot, never rub. Always test a small hidden area first as some spotting techniques can damage or change certain dyes.

PLEASE NOTE: Professional Cleaners usually have better success removing stains that have not been attempted by home spotting techniques.
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Mon - Sat: 10:00 - 5:30

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