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The Best Way to Attack a Stain

Spring is finally here, bringing with it an abundance of spring showers and budding flowers as well as graduation parties and other spring events. If springtime festivities leave your carpet a mess, you may need to call ServiceMaster for help.

However, if you’re dealing with a small stain, such as soda that was spilled in the midst of all the excitement, follow this technique from Stainmaster® to remove the spot from your carpets.*

  • Blot as much of the spot as possible.
  • Prepare either a detergent cleaning solution of ¼ teaspoon liquid dish soap with 1 cup warm water or a vinegar cleaning solution of 2 tablespoons white vinegar with 4 cups warm water.
  • Pretest the solution on a spot of the carpet.
  • Apply the cleaning solution to the affected area by putting it on a cloth and using the cloth to apply to the carpet. Work from the outside of the spot toward the center.
  • Let the solution soak into the carpet for at least five minutes.
  • Blot the spot with a clean white cloth until no more soda transfers to the cloth. Do not rub the spot or you might damage the carpet fibers.
  • Rinse with cold water. Be sure all carpet cleaning solution is removed from the carpet.
  • If you can still see the spot, repeat the process until the soda is removed or it no longer transfers to the cloth.
  • If you’re unable to remove the spot on your own or have other stains, call ServiceMaster Complete Services for help at 614-836-0026.

*Source: from Stainmaster®