Spot and Stain Treatment

Persian Rug Cleaning Brisbane can treat spots and stains on your rugs and try to get them out. Stain removal will depend on a few factors such as what the stain is, how long it’s been there, if it’s been soiled since it appeared, if anything has been used to try to clean it, if any of it was blotted up or just left there, and the type of material that the spillage occurred on.

Because of this, removing a stain isn’t as simple as spraying a carpet stain removal product and hoping for the best. Some stains need to be treated with an acid, others with an alkaline. Some stains need to be flushed, others need to be delicately tended to by hand.

The chemistry of stain removal is also very important because certain cleaning solutions may cause an adverse reaction. In some cases, soilage could be covering up a stain and once it's cleaned, the actual pre-existing stain will be exposed and now more visible.

Because of this, we are not able to guarantee that your stains can be removed or improved. We can, however, treat them with proper cleaning solutions and techniques to try and improve or remove the problem area. This is why when it comes to using the best stain remover treatment you need to trust the professionals and hire us to clean your rugs.

What Causes Stains?

When something is spilled onto a rug or carpet it is a spillage. If this spillage is left there, not cleaned up enough, or is too heavy in regards to soilage, then it will leave a stain. It may be able to still be removed at this point, but the real work actually starts from the moment a spillage occurs.

If a stain is left behind after you have removed debris from the area and gently blotted it, then it has either set and become permanent or it still has a chance of removal but needs a professional rug cleaning treatment.

What to Do After A Spillage Occurs

Acting immediately is crucial for preventing stains. The longer a spillage is left, the higher the chance it has to set and become permanent. Here is a quick and easy step-by-step guide you can follow once a spillage happens. Remember; do not at any stage rub as this can spread the spillage and potential stain.

  • Remove any solids with a spoon or knife 
  • Gently blot the affected area using a white cloth 
  • Lightly dampen the area with clean and cool water and continue to blot 
  • Depending on what the spillage was, you may be able to mix a glass with half water and vinegar and continue to blot. If the stain is still there, it’s best to call a professional cleaning company to treat it.

Some supermarket products and homemade cleaning solutions can actually cause more damage and even make it harder to remove if a professional needs to treat it.

Once you have tried the steps above and the stain still remains it’s best to contact us so we can treat it. We have rug cleaners near you all over Brisbane so make a booking as soon as you can.

Getting The Best Stain Remover

Knowing the best stain remover to use is part of what we do. There are certain types of rugs that will react adversely to a cleaning solution that other rugs can handle easily. We know how to remove old stains from carpet and offer professional carpet stain removal services for any kind of rug.

No matter if your rug is Persian, Oriental, Turkish, nylon, wool, shag, cotton, silk, or polypropylene, we will be able to clean it. Because of our experience and expertise, we have a very good chance of removing or improving a stain.

How Do You Spot Clean A Rug?

You could spot clean a rug yourself by using a combination of half water and half vinegar. Gently blot the spot using a white cloth or paper towel. Do not rub the area as you may spread the spillage. If this doesn’t work then you may need to call a professional to treat the spot.

We will spot clean your rug using our cleaning solutions that have been specially designed to target certain types of stains. We may also need to deep clean your rug to get it out so it’s best to contact us so we can assess it.

Rug and Carpet Spot or Stain Removal FAQ

What is the best stain remover for carpets?

The best stain remover for carpets or rugs will depend on the type of stain and the material of your carpet. The type of stain will require a different type of cleaning solution.

Generally speaking, an organic stain responds to an alkaline cleaning solution and a mineral stain responds to an acidic cleaning agent. Knowing what to use and when to use it is what makes us specialist rug cleaners so please contact us if you can’t remove a stain with water and gentle blotting.

How do I get the toughest stains out of carpet?

There are many different types of stains and some are much harder than others to remove. Stains that are made up of proteins, oils, greases, and fats need an alkaline cleaning solution to dissolve the problem areas. There is a bit of chemistry and knowledge behind stain removal and we don’t suggest that you try yourself anything further than water, vinegar, and gently blot the affected area.

How to remove old stains from carpet?

Old stains are one of the toughest types of stains to remove. The older a stain is, the longer it has to dwell, set, damage, and get worse from exposure to the environment and people walking over it. Old stains can be removed in some cases but we would access the rug first and let you know if there’s a chance the stain could be removed before proceeding.