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Hints, Tips and Cleaning Information

TYPE OF CARPET STAIN PRODUCTS USED FOR REMOVAL
Alcoholic beverages, Beer Shampoo and then dab with methylated spirits.
Blood Dab with COLD water then shampoo. If there are still traces, treat them 5% diluted ammonia.
Butter, oil, gravy, sauces Dab with white spirit or dry cleaning solvent and then shampoo. If the stain persists, dab with 5% diluted ammonia.
Candlewax and paraffin Put blotting paper over the stain and go over with a WARM iron. Dab with dry cleaning solvent and then shampoo.
Chewing gum Apply an anti-gum solution or dab with dry cleaning solvent.
Chocolate and candy Dab with WARM water (max 50 degrees C) or with 5% diluted ammonia.
Coffee and Tea Shampoo. If the stain persists, dab with methylated spirits of 10% diluted ammonia.
Cosmetics and medicines Apply white spirits or dry cleaning solvent and then shampoo.
Eggs and albumins Dab with 5% diluted ammonia or methylated spirits, then shampoo.
Glue, stain and varnish Apply white spirits or dry cleaning solvent and then shampoo.
Grass and vegetable stains Moisten with methylated spirits.
Inks, aniline and carbon Remove as much as possible with blotting paper and then dab with solution of 30% methylated spirits and 70% water, than shampoo. Pure lemon juice gives good results as well.
Jam, syrup and fruit juices Dab with WARM water (max 50 degrees C). If stain persists use white spirits or dry cleaning solvent.
Milk and yogurt Shampoo, then dab with 5% diluted ammonia or methylated spirits. If the stain persists, use dry cleaning solvent or white spirits.
Mud Allow to dry and then go over with a vacuum cleaner.
Nail polish Dab with acetone and then shampoo.
Rust Use 3% diluted potassium oxalate or an anti-rust product.
Tar, grease and fuel oil Dab with white spirits or dry cleaning solvent and then shampoo. Repeat action with methylated spirits and shampoo again.
Iodine Dab with pure ammonia.
Vomit, urine and excrement Dab with mixture of 50% vinegar and 50% water, or with methylated spirits and then shampoo.
Wax furniture and floor polish Apply with white spirits or dry cleaning solvent and then shampoo. If stain persists apply 5% diluted ammonia or methylated spirits.
Wine and lemonade Apply 50% vinegar and 50% water and then shampoo.

Technical Information

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General Carpet CareGeneral Carpet Care and Maintenance (292kb)

Overpowering AllergensOvercoming Allergens (58kb)

Area Rug CareOriental, Exotic Area Rugs (332kb)

Smoke and Fire DamageFire and Smoke Damage (258kb)

Soot DamageSoot (Furnace) Damage (252kb)

Sewage and Flood DamageSewage and Flood Damage (257kb)

Vandalism DamageVandalism Damage (249kb)

Also, for detailed stain-specific cleaning information for a wide variety of washable and non-washable surfaces and fabrics, please visit our cleaning information site at www.reliablecleaning.ca

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