Keep a first aid kit for your carpet

handy consisting of :

 

1.Neutral detergent - laundry type, 1 tablespoon

                               to a pint of water.

2. Enzyme detergent.

3. Ammonia - 1 part ammonia to 3 parts water.

4. White Vinegar - 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water.

5. A small brush for removing spots. Do not rub

   spots too hard or distortion of the carpet will occur.

6. Blotting material - sponge and solid white towels.

 

 

Spot Removal Procedures

 

Blood - Apply a cool solution of enzyme detergent with a sponge.

               Allow ten minutes for the solution to work. Blot with cool

               water and a white paper towel.

 

Candle Wax - Scrape off excess wax with a dull knife. Lay a white

                           towel over the wax and with a blow dryer, blow hot

                           air on the towel. The heat will melt the wax and the

                           towel will absorb.

 

Candy - Apply a detergent solution then blot with water. If spot remains,

                apply vinegar, then blot with water.

 

Cigarette Burns - Can be partially remedied by clipping off blackened

                                 ends with small sharp scissors, then working in

                                 detergent solution and blotting with water.

 

Chocolate - Apply a cool solution of enzyme detergent with a sponge.

                      Allow ten minutes for the solution to work. Blot with cool

                      water and a white paper towel.

 

Egg - Apply a cool solution of enzyme detergent. Allow ten minutes for

           solution to work. Blot with cool water.

 

Fingernail Polish - Sponge with nail polish remover. Blot color and

                                   repeat if necessary.

 

Fruit Juice - Sponge immediately with cool water. Apply an ammonia

                       solution and blot with water.

 

Ice Cream - Sponge freely with cool water. Apply detergent solution

                      and blot with water.

 

Milk - Apply a cool solution of enzyme detergent with a sponge. Allow

           ten minutes for the solution to work. Blot with cool water and a

           white paper towel.

 

Mud - Let dry, then brush. Rinse repeatedly with cool water.

 

Mustard - Apply detergent solution. Blot with water. It is probable

                   that the stain will remain. Mustard is very difficult to remove.

 

Paint - Sponge with solvent. Blot with water. Apply detergent solution

             and blot with water.

 

Soft Drinks - Sponge immediately with cool water. Apply a detergent

                         solution and blot with water. Apply an ammonia solution,

                         agitate, then blot with water.

 

Urine - Sponge repeatedly with cool water. Agitate liquid detergent into

              and blot with water. Apply vinegar solution and blot with water.

 

Vomit - Sponge with cool water. Apply enzyme detergent solution

              and let stand for ten minutes. Blot with water.

 

Wine - Apply detergent solution and blot. If stain persists. apply an

            ammonia solution, then blot. If stain persists, apply a vinegar

            solution, then blot with water.