• Common Household Stains that Require Professional Attention

    How do I know when I need specialty cleaning?

    Dirty Carpet in Home

    Specialty cleaning is a great way to get out stains, but how do you know when you need it? It seems that there are some stains you can get out easily yourself and others, well, not so much. Here’s a quick guide to common stains that probably require professional attention:

    The Stain Culprits

    No matter how careful you are or how diligent you are about spot cleaning spills and spots, sooner or later, stains happen. One slip or dip or accident and your beautiful carpet or upholstery is suddenly tainted. And while some spills are easy to clean up, others pose a bigger challenge.

    The biggest culprits when it comes to hard-to-remove stains are:

    • Pet stains, and the odors that go with them
    • Blood
    • Ink, including permanent markers
    • Pollen, primarily from lilies
    • Red Wine
    • Coffee
    • Lipstick
    • Nail polish

    What to Do First

    While these serious stains require professional attention, there are some steps you can take to reduce the damage and tide you over until the pros arrive.

    First, blot. Use a clean, white towel and blot the spill and absorb as much of it as you can. Don’t scrub! That can push the stain deeper into the fiber of your carpet or upholstery. Second, you can use a mixture of water and vinegar to soak the stain and blot again, which can help to pull some of it out of the fabric or carpet to prevent tracking it from one place to another throughout the house. And finally, call for professional carpet cleaning help. At Whitehall Carpet Cleaners we have the tools and equipment to restore your carpet to like new through carpet cleaning and carpet stretching. 

    Stains on your carpet or furniture are a major drag, but sometimes, despite our best intentions, stains happen. When you need specialty cleaning for a tough stain, contact the team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners, 24/7, by calling 803-732-3200 or by clicking here.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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