Treating and removal of stains occurred on the carpet surface

The followings are valid for all types of stains:

After the emergence of the stain, solid materials need to be removed immediately using a spoon. Then a soft cloth immersed into warm water needs to be placed on it multiple times, in order to sponge up the contamination. Always use uncolored absorber, and move to the centre of the stain. If there is nothing to sponge up anymore, dry it with cold hairdryer level. If you do not manage to remove the stain, see our stain table. Always move from the side to the centre of the stain.

Treating and removal of stains occurred on the carpet surface

Methods

1. Let it dry, then hoover it.

2. Hoover it.

3. Hoover it, then treat it with clean, white cloth immersed into clean, warm water multiple times (rinse). Always use uncoloured absorber. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

 

4. Treat it with clean, white cotton linen immersed into cold water. Always use uncoloured absorber. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

5. Treat it with such a clean, white cloth, that you have immersed into a solution of 15 ml biological soaker, 15 ml vinegar and half litre of cold water multiple times. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times. Always use uncoloured absorber. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

6. Treat it with such a clean, white cloth, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml mild soaker, 15 ml white vinegar and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with uncoloured absorber multiple times. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

7. Treat with such a clean, white cotton cloth multiple times, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml biological soaker, 15 ml white vinegar and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times. Always use uncoloured absorber. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

8. Treat with such a clean, white cotton cloth, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml of mild detergent, 15 ml white vinegar, 5 ml lime juice and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water and uncoloured absorber multiple times. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry it with the hairdryer’s cold level.

9. Treat with clean, white cotton linen immersed into tetrachloroethylen multiple times. Then absorb it with cold water. Always use uncoloured absorber. Then treat with such a cotton cloth, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml mild detergent, 15 ml white vinegar and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water and uncoloured absorber multiple times. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

1O. Try to let it dry naturally, and remove it carefully. At the end, treat with such a clean, white cloth multiple times, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml biological soaker, 15 ml white vinegar, 5 ml lime juice and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water and uncoloured absorber multiple times. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

11. Treat with such a clean, white cotton cloth, that you have immersed into alcohol (found in the pharmacy) multiple times, then absorb with cold water and uncoloured absorber multiple times. Then treat with such a cloth multiple times, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml biologic soaker, 15 ml white vinegar and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times as described above. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

12. First hoover it. Treat with clean, white cotton linen immersed into tetrachloroethylene. Then absorb it with such a clean, white cloth, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml mild detergent, 15 ml white vinegar and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

13. Treat with clean, white cotton linen immersed into tetrachloroethylene. Then absorb it with white water multiple times. Always use uncoloured absorber. In case of wool, do not scrub.

14. Treat with clean, white cotton linen immersed into tetrachloroethylene. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times. Always use uncoloured absorber. Then absorb it with such a clean, white cotton linen, that you have immersed into the solution of 15 ml mild detergent, 15 ml white vinegar, 5 ml lime juice and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times, as described above. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry with the hairdryer’s cold level.

15. Cover with multiple layers of uncoloured textile, and iron with warm iron (the temperature depends on the material of the carpet fiber) until absorption finishes. Absorb it with cold water and uncoloured absorber. Then treat with such a clean cotton linen, that you have immersed into the solution of 13 ml vinegar and half litre of lukewarm water. Then absorb it with cold water multiple times, as described above. In case of wool, do not scrub. Dry it with the hairdryer’s cold level.

16. Cover with multiple layers of uncoloured textile, and iron with warm iron (it shall not be too hot, especially if there is cotton carpet) until absorption finishes.

17. Freeze with aerosol chewing gum remover, break it, brush, then hoover.

18. Treat with clean, white cotton linen, that you have immersed into acetone (it is flammable, so be careful with the fire).

Stain removal

Fluids

Immediately absorb the spilled fluid with a towel or paper. Do not twist the material used for absorption, push it with your full weight instead, and when it impregnates, replace it again. Repeat this process until the tucker does not become wet anymore. If you remove all moisture, then 95% of the stain can be removed without chemicals, and the removal of the residuary becomes easy. Already dried stains are hard, or even impossible to remove. Never scrub or scour the stain, the stain area!

If a bigger amount of fluid spilled out onto the carpet, mop up the most of the fluid with wet vacuum cleaner. Then the above described tucking process shall be started.

Stain removal fluids

Solid materials

Scratch the contamination with a knife of spatula, then hoover it, if no traces left. Remove the residual contamination according to the attached list.

Powders

Hoover it thoroughly, in order to leave no powder between the fibers.

Application of stain removal tools

Stain removal kits

These tools, according to their contents, cover cosmetic materials as well as well-stored stocks, which require several preparations to remove stain. The materials shall have easy-to-understand user manuals.

Application of stain removal tools

Example of kit of items of the kit

1. White kitchen sponge-cloth to remove spilled fluids.

2. Stain remover to completely remove fresh fluid stains following wash-up, as well as elder stains.

3. Tuckers to apply stain remover.

4. A pack of dry cleaner powder.

5. A small brush to apply dry cleaner powder into carpet fluffes .

Problems occurring at warm-water cleaning

  1. Less educated cleaners prefer to use much water and detergent.
  2. Warm-water carpet cleaning is often considered as the tool of major cleaning, so they let the carpet become dirty, saying it can be cleaned by warm-water cleaning. Cleaners are often seduced to increase the concentration of detergent solution when cleaning very dirty areas.
  3. Cleaned carpet needs to be fully dried before stepping on them. Enterprises often perform this operation on Friday night or Saturday morning, supposing the carpet will be dried by Monday morning.
  4. A carpet seems to be dry, might be still wet depending on the humidity level.
  5. If the wet carpet is not let to completely dry, although it looks like cleaner at first glance, it will result up in getting a spectacular contamination soon (applied detergents attract contaminations and the wet carpets work similar to a duster: it removes and absorbs dirt from the shoes.) If sand gets into the wet carpet, abrasion significantly speeds up.

Problems occurring at warm-water cleaning

Warm-water cleaning is a good method for educated cleaners, this method can complement dry cleaning method.

Warm water cleaning

Machines

There are several warm-water carpet cleaner machines, but basically they are wheeled and container-shaped. They have a bucket (for detergent water), combined intubation tubes for spraying detergent solution and for the pump (vacuum) machine, with that they absorb the mixture of water, dirt and detergent from the carpet.

Warm water cleaning

Benefits of warm-water cleaning

  1. Most cleaner entrepreneurs offer warm-water carpet cleaning service, thus it is easily available.
  2. Warm-water cleaning is the most suitable process to perform major cleaning on pinned carpets.
  3. Fibers of pinned carpets are usually thicker, they consist of twisted fibers. During drying, detergent used for dry cleaning does not reach the surface due to capillarity, but remain hidden inside the fiber, thus the optimal humidity level of the material is ensured.
  4. Proper performance of warm-water cleaning means that pinned carpets are well-cleaned, and its optical appearance, comfort significantly improves.

Comment *It is very important to let carpets enough time to dry (min. 12-24 hours), before using them again. This period depends on the fiber thickness, fiber type, density, temperature etc.

Generally we do not recommend wet carpet cleaning, because the cleaner may make the carpet too wet, thus water might get under the carpet, gluing might be damaged and even instability in size might occur.
For module carpets, we recommend only dry cleaning method.

In case of applying warm-water method, it always needs to be examined on a small area, whether the carpet discolors, or any other unwanted effects occur.

Wool carpets need to be cleaned with water only after several years.

Benefits of dry cleaning

1. The system is a controlled cleaning process, where the carpet surface and its primary lower layer remain dry.

Benefits of dry cleaning

2. You can step on surfaces under cleaning, while the powder is getting dry. Following hoovering, normal usage can be immediately continued.

3. You can focus higher forces on heavily used places, thus the work shift of the cleaner staff can be effectively utilized.

4. The carpet does not get wet, so no mildew can occur under the carpet.

5. Areas of high traffic can be (independently) cleaned, the cleaned part gently merges with the adjacent carpet parts.

6. During the cleaning process, the rotating brushed machine also raises and regenerate clumped fluffes, so felting can be evaded.

7. Network (electrical, phone etc) connection points placed in the floor remain safe, while there is no risk of incoming water through the carpet.

8. Dry powder does not harm the environment, it complies with the European health and safety standards, regulations, which categorize this detergent as a non-hazardous product. ·

9. Following hoovering, the used powder can be treated as normal household waste.

Difficulties of dry cleaning system

1 The opinion has become widespread, that carpet can not be thoroughly cleaned without warm water.

2. Many think so, that this process is expensive.

3. Many carpet cleaner companies do not offer dry carpet cleaner equipment (machine).

Why and how to clean your upholstery

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Why and how to plan to clean your upholstery:

1. Plan the day in advance when you’re going to clean your upholstery

Cleaning the upholstery in your house can be a tiring job and may take some time to get it done. Moreover, there are a lot of things that need to be taken care of. You have to move the furniture, getting the right cleaning solution, etc. It would be best to schedule it on dates when you have a long weekend or during spring cleaning, as long as the times work for you. Proper planning also allows you to be more efficient in cleaning.

plan to clean your upholstery

plan to clean your upholstery

2. Vacuum your upholstery regularly or before cleaning it with a upholstery cleaner

Vacuuming your carpet prior to cleaning it with a cleaner is a great way to harness the cleaning process. There are many things that can be difficult to clean with a cleaning solution alone, like dirt, hair, pieces of paper or other small things. Also by vacuuming regularly, you’ll be able to keep your carpet clean for a longer period of time.

3. Move a bit the furniture when cleaning your upholstery

In case you would like to clean your upholstery, make sure that you also clean the spots where your furniture is placed. Move your furniture to reach the areas underneath. By doing so, you can make sure that you are cleaning thoroughly and can prolong its use.

The don’ts in cleaning your upholstery:

1. Don’t just use any solution to clean your upholstery

There are specific types of cleaning solutions for different types of carpets. Don’t apply anything that you want, without knowing what type of solution is best. Using a cleaning solution that is incompatible with your carpet may ruin its fibers and will result to damage. So make sure to ask which type of solution is best when you go out to buy a cleaning solution.

2. Don’t pull out loose carpet ends

There are times when there are fibers sticking right out of your carpet and ruin the design. If you do encounter this kind of problem, never attempt to pull it out by hand. If you pull it out, this can cause your carpet to have a gaping hole in that area. To remedy this, you can simply trim the loose fiber. This can put the carpet back into shape without risking getting your carpet damaged.

By following these simple do’s and don’ts in cleaning your carpet, you will be sure to do a great job with minimal or no complications at all.

How to choose the right upholstery cleaning service provider

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When you have carpet in your home or office, you will need to engage a professional carpet cleaning service to keep the carpet clean, smell fresh and hygienic. Carpet contains accumulated dirt particles, dust and micro organisms like dust mites that can potentially cause health hazards especially those who have inherent allergy reactions towards dust and dust mites. Common allergy reactions towards dirty and unhygienic carpet are asthma, rhinitis, eczema, blocked and runny nose, and more.

Because of the potential health risks when using dirty and unhygienic carpet, yearly deep carpet cleaning by the professionals is necessary to thoroughly remove embedded dirt particles and harmful micro organisms. Depending on the amount of traffic on the carpet, more treatments maybe required for carpets that are heavily used so that accumulated dirt can be removed more effectively.

Different types of carpet material and flooring require specific type of cleaning method. So, it is safer to ask your carpet installer or retailer for their recommended professional carpet cleaner or preferred cleaning method when planning to deep clean your carpet. If there is no recommendation given, it will be useful to study the various types of carpet cleaning methods provided by different carpet cleaning service providers in the market and then decide which will be the right one for your home or organization.

There are many types of carpet cleaning methods available in the market but the common ones, and more popular ones, found in Singapore and larger cities in Asia are carpet bonneting, hot water extraction / steam cleaning, and dry cleaning.

Carpet bonneting method is often seen in public area or common corridors in hotels and commercial buildings because carpet cleaning can be completed very quickly without causing much obstruction to human traffic. The downside of bonneting is carpet gets dirty again very fast because this method does not perform deep cleaning. As more carpet users complain about rapid resoiling after bonneting cleaning, more hotels and commercial facility management have chosen for other carpet cleaning methods that can produce more lasting results.

Hot water extraction or steam cleaning is a popular carpet cleaning method by carpet cleaners because it produces effective result. However, as this cleaning method would cause carpet to become wet and typically takes about 6 hours, if not longer, to dry in an air-conditioned environment, hot water extraction method is not suitable for raised platforms that have cables installed below the carpeted flooring. There are also some commercial activities that operate 24 hours every day in the year and whose office carpet cannot be evacuated for steam cleaning.

Dry carpet cleaning is an emerging popular choice as more have recognized the benefits and excellent results produced by this cleaning technology in the market. This cleaning method is typically performed by using biodegradable, sponge-like compounds, which will be brushed into the carpet to absorb dirt and micro organisms, without wetting the textile flooring. The soiled sponges would then be thoroughly removed at the end of the treatment. This cleaning technology, that became popular in Western countries in the 1980s, produces excellent cleaning results, minus the inconvenience and limitations when using wet carpet cleaning methods.

Several reasons why your rug should be cleaned

Rugs at your house get dirty, often quickly, but sometimes gradually with time and to deal with this most of us use a vacuum-cleaner. Many people believe that vacuuming is more than enough to clean carpet but it really isn’t. It is hard to say, but even the most meticulous and regular vacuum-cleaning is only able to remove so much dirt. In order to keep your rug clean and to maintain healthy environment, this soiling has to be eliminated on a regular basis. Listed below are a few reasons to get your rugs cleaned.

1. Your carpets are full of hidden contamination

You are not aware of what is hiding inside your carpets? The reason to clean your carpets isn’t just the dirt alone. As you likely know, open-air contains pollens, bacteria, fungus, pollutants, cigarette smoke, car-exhaust and many other chemical substances. When you enter into the home, you carry all those pollens, germs and toxins in your skin, hair, clothes and also footwear. Fortunately, all those chemical substances and harmful toxins wind up in your own floor. If you have allergic reactions, bronchial asthma, or any other breathing ailments – one main cause of your complaint may be the pollens, smoke and chemicals trapped inside the carpet.

carpet and rug cleaning reasons

carpet and rug cleaning reasons

2. You will feel a lot better

Carpets trap things that trigger allergies. If you suffer from allergic reactions, you can definitely find relief after having your carpets cleaned. Cleaning eliminates these tiny allergy or intolerance causing irritants. The outcome is obviously cleaner air as well as relief from the allergic reactions. Also, carpet cleaning also takes away cancer causing chemical substances from smoke cigarettes, car-exhaust and pesticide sprays out of your home. Regular carpet cleaning can provide a healthier indoor environment which keeps you and your loved ones free from disease causing allergens.

3. Clean carpets smell good

The smell of recently cleaned carpet is extremely relaxing and inviting. The stinky odor of soiled or dirty carpet is sort of repulsive and also can even keep your visitors away. More to the point you and your family members will be more comfortable.

4. Clean rugs lasts longer

Dirt and grime sneak into your house as well as your rug every day. Dirt and debris act like a sand paper and cut the carpet fibers. If this soil is not eliminated quickly, it could damage the carpets completely. Vacuuming at least one time a week is essential, but will not get out all of the dirt. Clean carpets can last for a longer time than soiled carpets.

5. Clean carpets saves you time and money

Proper cleaning of your rug can extend the life of the carpet. You would spend only a small amount of money to hire carpet cleaners when compared to purchase a new carpet. With regular cleaning, you can save a bundle.

6. Clean Carpet Looks Better

Clean carpeting and rugs make your home look more inviting to the visitors. Eventually the fibers in the carpet drop that new-look by getting smashed down repeatedly. Once the carpet is cleaned, the strands or pile of the carpet stand tall and appear more attractive and beautiful.

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Carpets radiate pleasant warmth. Stains on the carpet can change that quickly. And when and how should you let experts remove the spots again?

No matter whether you spill something, regular cleaning is the best care for your carpet. You do not have to pay several hundred euros for top carpet cleaning. A good vacuum cleaner is also available from about 80 euros. When buying a new carpet, ask for the proper care in the specialist shop. If it is not necessary, dispense with extra powder or foam cleaner. “In most cases you do not get 100% of the powder or the foam residues from the fibers with the teat, so your carpet becomes more and more worn over time,” explains carpet cleaning expert Uwe Stiehler from Leipzig. Especially for long pile carpets the use of such products is not recommended. The residues bind new dirt.

So the stain goes away – Do it yourself

Always act immediately, absorb loose dirt and absorb liquids with a cloth. Do not rub. “Otherwise, you can work the stain even deeper into the fibers and increase it,” warns our expert, fat spots are best removed with carpet shampoo and water. Salt can only help against red wine, it can attack fibers and carpet colors. It is also useful in many cases, but soaps and oils are also included – and if you do not rinse the stain thoroughly enough, leave residue in the carpet, if you are using a cleaning powder, foam or spray. Always check the color of the fibers for the cleaning agent, some of them have to work for up to four hours, during which time the carpet is taboo for the children.

Here the professional ran

Do not get the stain out, call the pro. Most carpet cleaners clean your carpet within one week. Many bring back the carpet.

The advantage of a professional cleaning: The experts know exactly how they can get rid of what spot and what kind of carpet it is at all. Even properly polluted specimens have a chance here. “We wash the carpet with several hundred liters of water, we spin the carpets and dry them in a special chamber,” explains Uwe Stiehler, who is trying to water his carpet in the courtyard and garden himself. The expert says, “This has to be done quickly. If you want to try it yourself, you can do it with the cleaning profi. “If you want to try it yourself, you can try the cleaning profi. Also borrow a mobile cleaning device with the appropriate detergent, but the problem of drying remains here as well.

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The expected costs

Carpet cleaning is calculated according to the size of the carpet and its type. From around ten euros per square meter you will get clean carpets. Hand-woven or hand-knotted carpets cost around three euros per square meter more. For valuable silk carpets you have to put down a good 30 euros per square meter. Added to this is the cost of collection and delivery of 50 euros. Usually they are adjusted against a certain order volume.

Caution Carpet Mafia

“Carpet Maffia” is called a group of business people, who with flyers in the mailbox and unannounced visits, especially the elderly get to grips. “They offer a cleaning service for seven euros per square meter and do not have a cleaning company themselves. The carpets are then cleaned in a foreign company”, explains Uwe Stiehler of their stitches. The fraudsters do not make any profit. They often tell the owners that their carpet is enormously valuable and that expensive special cleaning is worth it. Often it is also said that the carpet has had damages, which have become visible during the cleaning and have to be repaired expensive. Thus, from a cleaning for an estimated fifty euros follows an expensive repair for 500 euros and more. “The older the people are, the more expensive the fraudsters clean up,” says our expert.