Stopping something from spilling onto your carpet is almost impossible so knowing what to do and how to do it could be the difference between getting the stain out or not…
A spill on the carpet from the kitchen can be anything from a child’s cup falling off the table to muddy footprints around the room. Properly dealing with the spill is what separates the professionals from everyone else.
With a little bit of common knowledge, many of the spills that occur can be cleaned up and corrected fast and easily. Knowing how to react to spills are what makes things easier than ever.
The first thing to do, is use a bit of common sense.
It’s important for you to take very quick action and be smart about the first steps you take in cleaning up your carpet spill. To put it another way– don’t let the spill sit.
The longer the spill sits on your carpet, the deeper in it will go. A larger spill that has time to seep into the carpet and through the underlay and reaches the floor boards is one type of spill that will need extensive cleaning. Therefore, you’ll need to move quickly and effectively.
You can take different steps to remove spills from your carpet. The one thing that remains the same throughout every spill you encounter is that you shouldn’t rub them. Most often, rubbing the spill will rub them into the fibres of the carpet. This will make them less likely to come out. Instead of rubbing, you should consider blotting. Blotting puts small amounts of pressure on the stain to allow the cloth or paper towels to soak it up. This doesn’t work the stain deeper into the carpet.
As far as getting the spill out of the carpet, you can use several methods. First, you should try and remove as much debris from the carpet as possible, wiping as much as you can up. Then, there are several routes that you can take. If you own a carpet spot cleaning machine, this will be your best option. Secondly you could hire a carpet extraction machine or just call a professional who can come and treat spill with the right product. This will help when it comes to difficult spills. Unless you have them on hand, waiting isn’t an option. Spills in the kitchen needs to be handled in a quick and timely manner.
Since spills normally happen in one of the most used rooms of the home (lounge or dining room), you’ll need to make sure that you do a great job in cleaning it up. Because spills can happen frequently, it is important that you do a complete cleaning of the carpet on a regular basis. Even though carpet spills are nearly impossible to prevent, you can protect yourself and your carpet by knowing what to do. If you keep your carpet clean, you’ll have no problems cleaning up spills as they occur.
Posted on March 24, 2016