Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tips & Tricks: Treating Carpet Stains and Spots

In this installment of Tips and Tricks, Abby Nicholl will demonstrate the correct way to treat a spill on carpeting, and a secret you can use to make sure it stays clean.


Don’t let a spill sit on carpet, or it will set.Remove any food or surface debris from the spot, then blot with paper towels or white cotton cloth to absorb the spill. Don’t scrub, as the aggressive scrubbing action can damage carpet and soft flooring.

Take extra care with natural materials.Before you select a cleaning method, make sure you know what you’re dealing with. If you use detergent or cleanser, test it in an unobtrusive spot first. And make sure to rinse the area thoroughly – cleaning solution left behind can become sticky and attract MORE dirt to the stain!

City Wide offers many services that can help keep your floors looking their best. Ask City Wide about spot cleaning, quarterly strip-and-wax on hard surface floors, or deep cleaning carpets in high traffic areas.