FREE Carpet Cleaning & Upholstery Stain Guide

spill150Time and patience are the keys to stain removal. In the event of a spill, take time to carefully read the following procedures and then follow them thoroughly. Repeat procedures as long as there is improvement. If a spill is attended to immediately, it may be possible to remove the spill by blotting with a slightly damp paper towel, followed by repetitive cold water sprays and further blotting with a dry paper towel. If this procedure fails to remove the stain fully, then follow the procedures outlined below.

 

Stain Guide

 

PROCEDURE A
Apply Dry Cleaning Solvent, use damp towel. Blot-don’t rub! Repeat. Apply water with a damp towel. Blot dry with a weighted pad of towels.

PROCEDURE B
Scrape or blot up excessive spill. Apply Heaven’s Best Spotter, use a damp towel. Blot-don’t rub! Apply water with a damp towel. Blot dry with a weighted pad of towels.

PROCEDURE G
Scrape or blot up excessive spill. Freeze with ice cubes. Shatter with blunt object (the back of a spoon, etc.) Vacuum chips away before they melt.

PROCEDURE L
Apply nail polish remover (non-oily type) use a cotton swab to apply to the spill. Don’t wet through to carpet backing. Pickup softened matter, use clean white paper towel and push toward the center of the spot to avoid spreading material. Repeat above. Haste may spread the stain and/or damage the carpet.

PROCEDURE M
Apply Heaven’s Best Spotter. Use damp towel. Leave for 3 to 5 minutes. Blot-don’t rub! If the stain is removed, finish with a water rinse, blot, follow with a pad of weighted white paper towels. If the stain is not removed, continue as follows: apply hydrogen peroxide solution (see Cleaning Solutions), let stand 2 to 3 hours under a weighted pad of clean white towels. Repeat application of hydrogen peroxide until removal is complete. Blot-finish with weighted pad of paper towels. Apply white vinegar (undiluted) only after the stain is removed.

PROCEDURE O
Scrape off excess material. Cover with white cotton towel. Apply warm iron until material is absorbed. Be sure the towel is large enough to cover the stained area. Take care never to touch the iron to carpet as the fiber may melt. Change the towel or rotate to clean area and repeat until all material is absorbed.

PROCEDURE Q
Scrape off excess material. Lightly rub area with a fresh slice of white bread. Complete removal with Procedure “A”.


CLEANING SOLUTIONS:

  • Heaven’s Best Spotter — Available from your local Heaven's Best Operator. Call (760) 363-6515 or (760) 776-5515
  • Hydrogen Peroxide — Mix 1/2 cup (3% solution available in drug stores) with 1 teaspoon household ammonia. Use within 2 hours of mixing.
  • Ammonia — Undiluted household ammonia.
  • Dry Cleaning Solvent. — Non-oily, non-caustic type sold for spot removal for garments (Carbona #10, Energine, etc.). Caution: solvent may be FLAMMABLE!
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