RESIDENTIAL SERVICES: FIRST AID FOR SPILLS
WHEN SPILLS HAPPEN
Today’s stain-resistant fabrics make treating spills much easier. Still, no carpet is 100% resistant. The key is to act QUICKLY:
Step 1 – Absorb the Spill
- Blot spot with a dry white absorbent cloth, or plain white paper towel. A coloured material may transfer ink or dye to your carpet). Continue blotting until the area is damp. Semi-solids like food may need to be scooped up with a spoon. Dry, solid bits can be vacuumed.
- Do not scrub or use a brush. Bristles and elbow grease can cause fraying and texture change.
Step 2 – Treat the Stain
- Use one of these cleaners approved by the Carpet and Rug Institute. Though any of these listed have been laboratory tested, you should still test them first on a scrap of carpet or in an out-of-sight place.
- Follow the product’s directions carefully and remember more is not better. Apply a small amount of the cleaner to a white cloth, and work in gently from the edges to the centre. Blot; don’t scrub! You may need to do this several times to remove the spot. Once gone, blot the area with clear water to remove any remaining product.
CLEAN AND PROTECT
Extend the original appearance of your newly cleaned carpet or furniture with Scotchgard. This stain-inhibitor product makes it much easier to remove spills in the future. Just ask us for a quote when booking your cleaning service
Why we prefer Scotchgard?
Interior Care is confident in recommending this product because of the significant positive feedback we continually receive from our customers. No wonder Scotchgard is one of the world’s leading stain protection products. And has been for over 50 years. Further, Scotchgard is environmentally friendly. Get more info at scotchgard.com
Yes, Scotchgard should be applied after each carpet or furniture cleaning. In fact, you can boost its performance by reapplying the protection after each cleaning … especially for high traffic areas.
Protection is diminished after each deep carpet cleaning and extraction. Scotchgard and Interior Care recommend applying reapplication after each session.
Yes and No, Scotchgard is not recommended for white wool and non-colourfast rugs. However, it is safe for use on non-white wool that can be cleaned with water (some rugs have a clean code – where a “W” or “WS” indicates that it is safe to be cleaned with water).
Under average room conditions (21°C with 50% humidity), most protection should dry overnight. Good ventilation will provide even quicker dry time.