The 3 Most Difficult Carpet Stains (and How to Remove Them)
You’ve invested a lot in furnishing your commercial space
to create an inviting and confidence-building atmosphere. Carpet stains detract
from that atmosphere, so of course, you want to prevent them. But accidents
If you cannot afford responsive commercial cleaning
service, then you will need to do the work to keep accidents from permanently
staining your carpets and making a poor impression on those who visit your
facility. The professionals at Maintenance Service Systems, Inc. offer the
following advice to treat the three most difficult carpet stains:
No matter the stain or what caused it, the most important
first step is to act quickly! Begin treating the stain immediately. The longer
a stain stays on your carpet, the harder it will be to remove.
So what immediate actions should you take to remove
difficult stains? That all depends on the type of stain…
For Red Wine Stains
If you host a networking event
or party at your facility where wine is served, there’s almost inevitably going
to be a spill. To treat the stain:
- Begin by covering the stain with plain table
salt. You should see the salt begin to turn pink as it absorbs the liquid.
- Remove the salt with a hand-held broom or damp
cloth. Then treat the area with hydrogen peroxide to help lift the stain from
- Allow the hydrogen peroxide to saturate the
stain for a few minutes. Then spray the area with a combination of water and
enzymatic detergent to clean the remaining stain.
If you see red wine after the
first round of treatment, reapply the water-detergent solution.
For Blood Stains
Before treating any blood
stains, make sure you have the right protective gear—latex or nitrile gloves
and safety goggles. Once you are properly equipped, liberally apply hydrogen
peroxide to the blood-stained area.
Blood contains the enzyme
catalase. Hydrogen peroxide reacts with/breaks down the catalase, making it
easy for you to blot the stain away.
For Ink Stains
Ink stains may result from toner
spills, cartridge leaks or pen breaks. All of these spills can be treated by:
- Spraying the affected area with hair spray (yes,
hair spray!) until saturated
- Letting the hair spray soak into the stain for
several, then blotting with a clean cloth
Repeat the process until the
stain is gone, then follow with an enzyme detergent.
If you are unable to act quickly enough to remove stains,
you still do not have to live with the permanent reminder of a mishap. MSSI has the right tools, products and
expertise at-hand. We’re in the business of removing your business’ carpet
us today for an estimate for stain removal and deep carpet cleaning
for your commercial facility.