Angel Dry expert technicians will carefully inspect pet stains, odors, and yellow spots left behind from urine stains. We will address the problem carefully and provide a solution tailored to your specific needs. In most cases, our technician will be able to remove stains and odors without harsh chemicals or repairs to the area. In those rare cases, where deep odors can not be eliminated, we may recommend a repair to the area.
To help prevent tracking soil on your carpet, use exterior and entry mats and rugs and vacuum and clean them frequently. Utilize desk mats under chairs to prevent soil impressions.
Soil becomes imbedded in carpet fiber most commonly by sneaker soles rubbing against the floor. Frequent vacuuming (for a family of four, 3-4 times per week) is the best way to prevent soil from becomming impedded into your carpet. This also helps lift the carpet pile, keeping each yarn in tact and increases yarn resiliency. The longer that soil remains imbedded in the carpet fiber, the higher the chance of decreasing resiliency due to heavy soil residue which can cause fiber deterioration. It is important to empty vacuum bags / compartments often in order to improve vacuum air flow and prevent indoor air recontamination.
The highest quality vacuums will typically have several of the following features:
- Dual motors (separate motor for the beater bar)
- Good filtration (preferrably HEPA quality or better)
- Brush height adjustability
- A rotating brush and/or beater bar (loosens dirt)
- Top-loading bags are preferred
- For wool or some berber and thick loop pile carpets, refer to your manufacturer for vacuum selection guidelines.
Refer to your carpet manufacturer’s recommendations (or call their toll-free customer service number) when you encounter a difficult stain. Always color-fast test when using a commercial stain or spot removal product on your carpet. If you do not have a commercial carpet cleaning solution, consider using club soda, nail polish remover, diluted non-bleach laundry detergent (ex: Woolite), diluted household ammonia (1:10), diluted white vinnegar (1:2), diluted hydrogen peroxide (1:10), salt, laundry stain remover (ex: Shout). Reminder: Test any cleaning solution in an inconspicuous area first.
Carpet Stain and Spot Cleaning Steps
1. Blot with a clean cloth or sponge to remove excess liquid.
2. Do not scrub stains, as this can spread the soil to surrounding carpet fibers.
3. Apply the pre-tested solution to a clean cloth. Do not apply the solution directly to the carpet.
4. Starting from the edge of the spot or stain, begin blotting and agitating (use short strokes) the carpet fibers with the cloth toward the center of the stain. Continue blotting and agitating, as the soil is absorbed into the cloth.
5. Rinse the carpet fibers by applying clean water to a clean cloth to absorb the cleaning solution and soil. Continue to blot the carpet fibers to remove any residue. Repeat the rinse process with another clean cloth the ensure that all residue is removed from the carpet.
6. Repeat the entire process if necessary.
7. Use a dry clean towel to absorb excess water and then use a hair dryer on low heat to dry completely.
9. If the spot or stain could not be removed, contact a professional carpet cleaner.
Stain Removal Tips:
Red wine – use club soda
Grease – Use cornmeal or baking soda to absorb the stain. Allow to sit overnight.
Fixing Damaged Carpet – Contact a professional carpet repair service provider.