Read the following information carefully before attempting
the spotting procedures described in this guide.
Proper maintenance of your carpet will extend its useful
life and help retain its fresh appearance longer . You should
vacuum properly to remove dry particulate soils (which is
the major contributor to premature wear), promptly address
all spills before they become stains and provide long-term
care with professional deep cleaning.
Regular Cleaning: It is essential that you vacuum regularly
with a strong, well-functioning vacuum cleaner. A good vacuum
cleaner features high-efficiency filtration (HEPA). Correct
brush height is necessary to spread the fibers to remove
embedded soils. Rental machines(Rug Doctor) and personally
owned machines (Bissell,Little Green Steam Machine) are
acceptable for use in rinsing spots and spills but should
never be thought of as a replacement for periodic professional
Against Permanent Stains: Most of today's carpet is treated
with Scotchgaurd, Teflon or a similar product to resist
soil and stains. However, no carpet is entirely stain-proof.
Many fiber manufacturers provide toll-free help for cleaning
assistance (consult your warranty) or contact Dom's Cleaning
Service at (631)243-2380. Reapplication
of the protection is recommended to restore the fiber to
the condition the manufacturer intended. Many warranties
are voided without reapplication of the protection.
stain-resistant finishes, a spill on the fiber's surface,
will temporarily remain on the surface
without soaking in, giving you some time to absorb the liquid
and use spot removal techniques before the spill has a chance
to penetrate the fibers and cause permanent damage.The longer
you leave the spill unattended, the more difficult it will
be to remove.
the following spot removal chart to select a cleaning agent
for emergency spot removal for different substances: Many
spots require more than one cleaning agent/method. Continue
using the first method until there is no longer a transfer
of spot to the cleaning cloth. Then try the second method
suggested, then the third, and fourth, etc. until the spot
is successfully removed. Pretest the cleaning agent in a
small, inconspicuous area to ensure that the solution will
not damage the carpet or its dyes. With a clean, white,
absorbent cloth, gently work in the cleaning agent from
the edges of the spot to the center. Never from the center
out or you risk spreading the spot. Do not vigorously scrub,
gently blot. Thoroughly blot and repeat until the spot no
longer transfers to the cleaning cloth. Use clean lukewarm
tap water to remove any remaining residue. Absorb remaining
moisture with an absorbent cloth. Drying can be accelerated
by air movement ( fans, dehumidifiers, heating/air-conditioning,
open windows) When completely dry, brush or vacuum the pile
to restore body/texture.
Due to the wide variety of
spotting agents and the fibers they are used on Dom's Cleaning
Service can assume no responsibility for any damage occurring.
Always proceed with caution and only after pretesting each