TIPS FOR ACCIDENTAL SPILLAGES… TIP NUMBER 1 - STAY CALM!
Most accidental spots and spills on your upholstery or carpet can be resolved with no permanent damage to the fibres. More serious damage usually results from overreacting. Follow the advice below for immediate cleanup.
Some upholstery and carpet fibers stain more easily than others. A stain is when a coloured substance permanently binds to a textile. It is possible certain spillages can permanently stain some textiles. If a spillage is going to stain it occurs almost instantly. Before you have a chance to find a towel, the damage is already done.
Carefully remove as much of the spilled substance as possible. If there is a residue or discolouration, waiting 24 hours to complete the spot cleaning procedure will normally be okay.
The magic word is blot!
LIQUID SPILLAGE ? Often spillages will bead up or stay on the outside of the fibres.
-Slowly place an absorbent towel on top of the spill. Many times the liquid will be more attracted to the towel than the textile it was spilled on.
-Avoid rubbing a substance on the surface deeper into the fibre. The magic word is blot.
-Aggressive rubbing can permanently distort some textile fibres. *Do not rinse upholstery with water unless there is a consumer spot cleaning label on the upholstered piece which states it is safe to use water . Call us! If the spill occurs on carpet, it is usually safe to carefully use water to rinse the residue from the fibers. Blot with an absorbent towel to remove the rinsing water.
SEMI-LIQUID SPILLAGE ? Spills that have more substance such as foods need to be carefully scooped up first. The goal is to avoid forcing the spill deeper into the fibres.
Carefully blot with an absorbent towel and then rinse with water if safe.
DRY SPILLAGE ? Carefully scoop up excess trying to avoid working the substance deeper into the fibres.
Carefully dry vacuum surface spill and then gently move fibres to clean any of the spill that settled deeper into the textile.
PLEASE CALL US IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT AND WE WILL RESOLVE THIS!