Accidents around the home will happen and most can be resolved, however some will require the help of a professional. Read our top tips for dealing with accidents.
Never rub or scrub
Don’t use too much water
Don’t use inappropriate detergents such as washing-up liquid
Don’t mix chemicals
When using cleaning solutions, don’t apply directly to the carpet or fabric
Scrape or blot any excess soil prior to treatment
Keep the fabric as dry as possible
Always test any solution/detergent on an inconspicuous area
Follow the recommended ratios & instructions exactly
To avoid spreading, always work from the outside of the stain inward
Persevere, some cleaning procedures need to be repeated several times to achieve the desired result
One of the biggest issues when dealing with accidents is that of reappearing spots or stains. These spots reappear in the carpet fibres due to the residue wicking up from the backing; it could be residues of spot cleaning agents and soil attracting residues. It is common that after D-I-Y attempts to clean up after accidents, that spots keep coming back after being cleaned.