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This section is dedicated to the safe removal of staining a spotting from your carpets and other furnishings. It is important to note that different types of staining require different chemicals to remove them. There is not one single product that removes all stains and anything claiming to do so should be avoided.
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      Stain Removal Advice: The best advice we can give you regarding stain removal from your carpet is not to rub stains, blot them. Rubbing causes fibre abrasion and dammage to your carpet that cannot be repaired. Instead, in the event of a spillage you should blot up as much of the stain as possible with a piece of kitchen roll or towel. Indeed, this should be done as quickly as possible to avoid the spill penetrating to the base of the carpet. After the majority of the stain has been blotted, proceed to work from the outside of the stain to the middle to avoid spreading it further across more of the carpet.
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  Tea Stain and Coffee Stain Removal: Mix one teaspoon of neutral detergent (a mild detergent such as a non-biological washing powder) with a cup of warm water. Apply small quantities of the solution and blot out with a towel. The stain should then be neutralised using a 2:1 mixture of water and white vinegar and blotted dry. Repeat applications until no more of the stain is removed and finally rinse with water and blot dry. With stains of this type can be very difficult to achieve complete removal.

Red Wine Stain Removal: Remove the majority of the stain by blotting with a towel then apply a 2:1 mixture of water and white vinegar. Blot this dry and move on to apply a mild detergent solution (1 tea spoon of non-biological washing powder in 1 cup of warm water) and gently work in the solution from the outside to the centre. Blot out the remains of the stain and rinse with water to achieve complete removal of the carpet stain.

Blood Stain Removal: Proceed as for tea and coffee stains by using a mild detergent and blotting dry. Then apply a solution of 2 tablespoons of ammonia in 1 cup of water and gently agitate the stain from the outside to the middle. Blot dry and rinse with water before finally blotting dry to achieve complete removal of the blood stain..

Oil Stain Removal: Apply a small amount of dry cleaning solvent (or white spirit) to the affected area, but DONT allow the solvent to penetrate to the base of the carpet. Blot out and repeat untill most of the stain has been removed. Lots of small applications are better than one large! After this, aplly a mild detergent solution (1 tea spoon of non biological washing powder in 1 cup of warm water) and blot out the remains of the stain. Rinse with water and blot to dryness for effective stain removal.

If you have any doubts, call in a proffesional carpet cleaner from your area!

For professional stain removal and stain protection, this site recommends Access Cleaning Solutions for Carpet Cleaning in Glasgow
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