How to Clean up after a Bleach Spill on Carpet

After you’ve finished crying (let’s face it, looking at a bleach stain on your carpet can be THAT emotional) be sure to act quickly! The longer you leave the bleach, the more damage it will do. When dealing with bleach always wear protective clothing, the last thing you want is a double tragedy with your favourite jeans in the firing line too. Also, make sure the area you’re working in is well ventilated.

How to clean up after a bleach spill on carpet

  • Take a clean white cloth and blot up as much excess bleach as possible. Be sure to blot and not rub as this will damage the carpet fibres.
  • Mix together washing up liquid and water and apply to the stain
  • Alternatively, you could use white vinegar and water, but as the smell can be intense you would want a very strong stomach!
  • Working inwards, gently clean the area with a white cloth until the stain is gone.
  • Rinse with cold water and blot up any excess water with paper towel or a clean towel.

Unfortunately in some cases, the area where the bleach has spilled will be completely stripped of colour. This will need the added help of a fabric pen or carpet kit. Always check the manufactures instructions before using any of these. DIY hacks such as kid’s crayons and hair dye may also work to replace the carpet colour, but as with any DIY job there is a risk, and it could end up making the area look even worse.

With difficult stains such as bleach it can be hard to deal with them on your own. Calling in the professionals will give you the best chance of reversing the damage to your carpet and have it looking in tip top condition. Renew Carpet Cleaning have over twenty years experience. They are the trusted carpet cleaning company for some of the biggest commercial names in the country. Word of mouth and repeat custom make up over 80% of their residential custom. To book your carpet cleaning today or to find out more about Renew’s services Contact us today.

How to Clean up a Grass Stain on Carpet

There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly cut grass, but if that grass has been trotted through your carpet, then it’s not so delightful. Grass stains on carpet are among the most common (and unsightly) Even the most welcoming of ‘welcoming’ mats, aren’t always able to prevent a grass trail up the stairs. Below is Renew’s step-by-step guide to cleaning up a grass stain on your carpet, so you can be sure the great outdoors is left, well, outdoors…

How to clean a grass stain from carpet

Two important things to remember when cleaning up a grass stain on carpet – only use cold water (never hot or even lukewarm) and never rub the stain.

  • Vacuum up any clumps of grass or soil.
  • Mix one cup of cold water with a couple drops of laundry detergent. Leave to work for 10 minutes.
  • Using a white cloth, gently clean the area working inwards.
  • When the stain is gone rinse the area with cold water to remove any soapy residue.
  • Leave to air dry.

Some grass stains, especially if left for a period of time are tougher to remove. If this is the case and our method above hasn’t worked, then continue on with the steps below (Always test cleaning solutions on an inconspicuous area of carpet first, and wear appropriate clothing and gloves)

  • With the stain wet, apply an ammonia based cleaning solution to the area.
  • Blot with a clean, white cloth.
  • Cover the stain with white vinegar, and blot again.
  • Rinse with cold water and use a clean towel to blot dry.

If you’ve tried both methods but to no avail, then it’s best to call the professionals. Renew Carpet Cleaning not only remove tough stains, but they leave your carpet both clean and healthy. To find out more about Renew’s services or to book your appointment today, please contact us here.

How to Clean up a Cola spill on Carpet

Who hasn’t tried the super scientific experiment, of dropping a coin into a glass of cola and watching the rust magically disappear? Over the years, Cola has become just as popular for it’s cleaning powers as its refreshing taste. Unfortunately these cleaning powers don’t apply to carpet. As cola is obviously a dark coloured liquid, it looks even more harsh when spilled on cream and white carpet. Even patterned and dark carpets can be left with a murky stain that can seem tough to get rid of. However, help is at hand! Below is Renew’s step-by-step guide to cleaning up a cola spill on carpet. For best results, get to work on the stain straight away and always test cleaning solutions on an inconspicuous area of carpet first.

How to Clean up a Cola spill on Carpet

Using a towel (or paper towel) soak up as much of the liquid as possible. Mix together – two cups of warm water, a squirt of washing-up liquid and one tablespoon of white vinegar to make a cleaning solution. Add the cleaning solution to a spray bottle (if you have one) or pour a small amount, enough to cover the stain, and leave for two minutes. Using a clean cloth or sponge, work the solution into the stain (don’t rub as this may damage the carpet) Continue cleaning, working inwards, until the stain is gone. Using a clean cloth and water, remove any soapy residue and vinegar from the carpet. Leave to air dry. If the stain persists or the carpet is white / cream, then you may need to continue with the steps below. Mix together some cold water and oxygen bleach (follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully) Using a cloth or bristle brush work the cleaning solution into the stain. You may need to leave this to work for up to one hour. Rinse away any residue with warm water. Allow to air dry. Renew Carpet Cleaning are experts at removing tough stains. As cola contains a high sugar content, it’s important to make sure you have removed all of the liquid successfully, to avoid attracting germs to the area. If in doubt contact Renew and book your carpet cleaning. Renew Carpet Cleaning recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned at least annually. After cleaning they can apply a protective treatment which will protect against future staining – including soda spills! To find out more about Renew’s services or to book your carpet cleaning, Contact Us today