Potential Cleaning Problems – Part 2

In this two part article we will go over some of the most common cleaning problems.

1. What do I do if I have a spot to remove and I have no idea what it is?

The first thing you should do is separate the yarns with your fingers and see how deep it is, so you will know how much of your product you should apply, then remove any solid matter from the area with your blunt tool and a towel. Then what you can do is the following:Apply solvent spotter, rub it in and see if anything loosens. If so, continue.

If it remains, use the general detergent and see if it responds. Use your towel and blunt tool. No luck? Try some ammonia in small quantities, then rinse with vinegar. At this point you should see some difference or transfer onto your towel. Then rinse everything out with fresh water. If not, you may wish to proceed with the hydrogen peroxide, but test in an inconspicuous area first though. Many applications over a period of time may be necessary.

2. Spots that I have removed before are still soapy and the foam will not go away and they recoil a lot.

You have a situation where your spot remover was used in excess or it was a poor quality product or you simply used something too soapy. You will need to use a defoamer on this area to correct it

3. When I vacuum my carpet, it does not look clean.

This may be because your vacuum needs to be emptied and is not providing good suction for some reason. Maybe it’s time for a new one or to have it serviced. Make sure it’s working properly at all times for the maximum benefit. Also, vacuum bags are filters and serve as temporary repositories for soil. They are not supposed to get full, only about halfway before changing.

4. What about those real expensive vacuums? Do they work better?

Yes and no. Some models are more powerful than others, but the point is that you do not have to spend 300 – 400 dollars to vacuum your carpet properly. You can do it with a 80 dollar vacuum and conscientious application of the principles outlined in this document.

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DISCLAIMER: Tuxedo Carpet Care is not affiliated with the above mentioned product and cannot be held responsible if the above mentioned product or procedure causes damage to your carpet.