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Carpet Steam Cleaning

Treatment (Cleansing Agent)
1. Solution of one teaspoon of approved wool detergent (e.g. Softly) with one teaspoon of white vinegar and one litre of warm water.
2. Dry-cleaning fluid, lighter fuel or mineral turpentine.
Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in well ventilated area.
3. Mineral turpentine effectiveness is increased if mixed with an equal quantity of dry-cleaning fluid. Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in well ventilated area.
4. Methylated spirits. Caution: Ensure that no flame or lighted cigarette is near, and use in well ventilated area.

5. Hydrogen peroxide (20 vol). Dilute 10 to 1 with cold water. Caution: Do not use on dark or patterned carpet.
6. Dye stripper. Dilute 50 to 1 with cold water. Caution: Do not use on dark or patterned carpet.
7. Chewing gum remover (freezing agent).
8. Nail polish remover.
9. Clean warm (not hot) water.
10. Cold water.
11. Weak solution of white vinegar or lemon juice with cold water.
12. Absorbent powder (e.g. salt or talc). Sprinkle on spillage, leave overnight and vacuum next day.
13. Enzyme digester. Must not contain any bleaches or colour brighteners. Always rinse with clean water and absorb with a older cotton cloth. – This treatment not recommended for Wool Carpets

Free Ebook How to spot clean carpet stains ( Download PDF (36 downloads) )

TYPE OF STAIN ORDER OF
                                TREATMENT
Beer 1
Beetroot 13
Bleach 1
Blood 13,10,6
Burn or scorch 5
Butter 13,10
Candlewax 3
Chewing gum 7
Chocolate 13,10
Cocoa 13,10
Coffee 13,10
Cooking oils 2,1 or 13,10
Crayon 2,1
Cream 13,10
Egg 1,13
Excrement 13,10
Fruit juice 9,1
Furniture polish 2,1
Grass 13,10
Gravy 13,10
Grease 13,10
Ice cream 1,
Ink-ballpoint 4,1
Ink-fountain 9,1,6
Lipstick 2,1
Metal polish 2,1
Mildew 1,5
Milk 13,`10
Mustard 13,10
Nail polish 8,2
Oil 2,1 or 13,10
Paint-emulsion 2,10,1
Paint-all base 3,2,1
Rust 2,1,11
Salad dressing 2,1 or 13,10
Shoe polish 2,1
Soft drinks 9,1,5
Tar 3,2,1
Tea 13,10
Urine 1,13 or 10
Vomit 13,10
Wine-red 1,13,10
-white 13,10

When attempting to remove any stains always ensure that the carpet is dry before proceeding to the next step in the order of treatment. The solvents normally used in dry-cleaning are perchlorethylene, white spirit or fluorocarbons. Whilst this advice is offered in good faith, no responsibility is accepted for claims arising from the treatments proposed. If stains fail to respond to treatments listed, call your local NUCCA member.
Carpet Spotting Guide

Listed below are procedures for removing different types of carpet stains and spots. Please contact your local distributor to purchase the chemicals listed. Remember that after cleaning is completed, always make sure that all chemicals are removed from the carpet by flushing with clean fresh water. This is best done using a carpet extractor or carpet spotting machine.
Listed after the spotting guide are further definitions of the chemicals and tools identified.
From the list below pick the stain you are attempting to remove. Then reference the cleaning procedure below using the number listed to the right of the stain.

                                                             STAINS

Always scrape, blot or vacuum excess first
After spotting, dry quickly with a towel, fan or hair dryer

For Stain Resistant Carpets – Use procedure 16 on all spots. If spot is not removed, use procedure listed for stain. Rinse and apply FLUOROCARBON to restore stain resistance.

For Wool – Use procedure 16 on all spots. If spot is not removed, use procedure listed for stain and rinse with a MILD ACID chemical

ADHESIVES – 14 FRUIT JUICE – 12 REOCCURRING – 15
ALCOHOLIC BEV – 11 FURNITURE STAINS – 3,12 RUST – 5
ANTI-FREEZE – 1 GLUE – WHITE – 14 SALAD DRESSING – 4, 7
ASHES – 1 GRASS STAINS – 4, 7 SEWER WATER 4, 7, 10
ASPHALT/TAR – 3 GREASE – 3 SHOE POLISH – 3
BABY FOOD – 4 GUM – 13 SOFT DRINKS – 11
BARK – 11 HAIR SPRAY – 2 SOOT – 1
BEER – 11 HAND LOTION – 2 SOY SAUCE – 11
BERRIES – 12 ICE CREAM – 11 SUNTAN PRODUCTS – 2
BETADINE/IODINE – 8 INK – WASHABLE – 1 TAR – 3
BLOOD/BODY FLUID – 7 INK – PERMANENT – 12 TEA – 17
CANDY – 1,12 JAM AND JELLY – 11 TOMATO JUICE – 11
CAPPUCCINO – 17 JELLO – GELATIN – 11 TOOTHPASTE – 1
CATSUP – 11 KOOL-AID – 12 TREE SAP – 2
CEMENT-MODEL – 14 LIP STICK – 3 UNKNOWN – 3, 11
CHEESE – 4 MAKE-UP – 3 URINE – 4, 10
CHOCOLATE – 11 MEDICINES – 3, 12 VARNISH – 3, 12
CLAY-RED – 1 MILDEW – 10 VASELINE – 1
COFFEE – 17 MILK – 4 VOMIT – 4, 7, 10
COLA – 11 MUSTARD – 7,5,12 WALLPAPER PASTE – 2
COPY TONER – 2 NAIL POLISH – 3 WATER STAINS – 5, 8
CRAYON – 6, 12 ODORS – 10 WAX – 6
EGG – 4 PAINT-LATEX – 2 WINE – 12
EXCREMENT – 4,7, 10 PAINT-OIL BASE – 3 WOOD PUTTY – 2
FOOD DYES – 12 PAINT- WATER BASE – 1 YELLOW STAINS – 11

                                           Cleaning Procedure

1. Saturate spot with DETERGENT, allow to set 1 minute, tamp vigorously with brush, flush with water, extract or blot dry. Repeat if necessary.

2. Moisten spot with NON-VOLATILE SOLVENT, allow to set 5 minutes, tamp occasionally with tamping brush. Apply DETERGENT, tamp, and flush out with water, extract with water. Repeat if necessary.

3. Moisten spot with VOLATILE DRY SOLVENT and blot with cloth removing as much as possible. Moisten spot with NON-VOLATILE SOLVENT, allow 5 minutes with occasional agitation using tamping brush. Flush with DETERGENT, agitate, and extract with water.

4. Saturate spot with DETERGENT, allow to set 2 minutes, agitate with tamping brush, flush with water, extract or blot dry. Apply ACID SPOTTER and allow to set 2 minutes, extract or blot dry.

5. Saturate spot with RUST REMOVER, watch the colour disappear, flush with water, extract with water.

6. Steam the spot by covering with white towel and applying a steam iron to the spot. The wax will melt and transfer to the towel. Moisten the spot with VOLATILE DRY SOLVENT, blot dry, then saturate the spot with DETERGENT, allow to set 1 minute, agitate with tamping brush, flush with water and extract.

7. Mix 1 ounce of ENZYME CLEANER in a quart of hot water (120 to 140 degrees F), apply this solution to the spot and cover with a warm damp white towel. Allow to set for 30 minutes, flush out with water, extract or blot dry. Repeat if necessary.

8. Use caution. This procedure and chemical can cause damage to carpet colour. Make sure to test for loss of colour in an inconspicuous place. Apply REDUCING AGENT liberally to the spot and cover with cloth for 10 minutes. Repeat if necessary. Flush out with water, extract or blot dry.

9. Moisten spot with NON-VOLATILE SOLVENT. Apply DETERGENT immediately after to prevent bleeding of colour, flush out with water, extract or blot dry. Repeat if necessary.

10. Saturate the area with DETERGENT, working in with tamping brush, flush with water and extract or blot dry. Saturate area with DEODORANT, extract or blot dry.

11. Saturate the spot with DETERGENT, allow to set 2 minutes, agitate with tamping brush, flush with water, extract or blot dry. Apply ACID SPOTTER, to the spot and allow to set 2 minutes, extract or blot dry. If the spot isn’t out, it may be a dye, so proceed as follows: Test carpet in an inconspicuous place for possible loss of colour or pattern. Saturate spot with DYE REMOVER, covering with a white cotton or paper towel and apply steam from a steam iron for 30 seconds. If colour transfers on the towel, repeat the same procedure for 15-20 seconds on the spot. Keep towel and spot wet with DYE REMOVER and move towel on each press. When spot is removed, or no colour transfers, flush out with water, extract or blot dry.

12. Test carpet in an inconspicuous place for possible loss of colour or pattern. Saturate spot with DYE REMOVER, covering with a white cotton or paper towel and apply steam or a steam iron for 30 seconds. If colour transfers on the towel, repeat the same procedure for 15-20 seconds on the spot. Keep towel and spot wet with DYE REMOVER and move towel on each press. When spot is removed or no colour transfers flush out with water, extract or blot dry.

13. Remove excess gum with scraper, punch holes in remaining gum, apply GUM REMOVER and allow to set for 2 minutes. Extract with hot water or remove with damp cloth. When you can no longer see any material, saturate area with DETERGENT, agitate with bone scraper, flush with water, extract or blot dry.

14. Moisten cloth with GUM REMOVER and blot lightly, keeping the adhesive or varnish wet so that it will slowly absorb onto the cloth. When you can no longer see any material, saturate area with DETERGENT, agitate with bone scraper, flush with water, extract or blot dry.

15. On reoccurring spots simply re-clean with the appropriate procedure. Cover the spot with a clean towel and weight it down until dry. The spot that comes back simply absorbs into the towel and leaves the carpet clean.

16. Saturate the spot with STAIN RESIST DETERGENT, allow to set for 3 minutes, agitate occasionally with tamping brush, extract or blot dry.

17. Saturate the spot with a DETERGENT, allow to set 2 minutes, agitate with tamping brush, flush with water, extract or blot dry. Apply ACID SPOTTER to the spot and allow to set 2 minutes, extract or blot dry. If the spot isn’t out, it may be a DYE, so proceed as follows: Test carpet in an inconspicuous place for possible loss of colour or pattern. Saturate spot with DYE REMOVER, covering it with a white cotton or paper towel and apply steam from a steam iron for 30 seconds. If the colour transfers on the towel, repeat the same procedure for 15 to 20 seconds on the spot. Keep towel and spot wet with DETERGENT and move towel on each press. When spot is removed or no colour transfers flush out with water, extract or blot dry.

These procedures have resulted in satisfactory cleaning outcomes in various situations. However, Ace Cleaning Services, cannot be held liable for varying results. Ace Cleaning Services is not liable for any damages resulting from using these procedures.