Accidents happen. There’s usually no reason to panic—unless it comes to your carpet. Letting a mess dry on your carpet almost always makes it more difficult, even impossible to remove. That’s why we are ready, willing, and able to handle emergency carpet cleaning. It was the middle of the day when a woman called us, almost in tears. She was entertaining a dinner party that night, and her child had just vomited all over the carpet—too much grape soda and running around the house. It was a sticky, purple mess, she said. She had tried her best to clean it up herself but to no avail.
After giving her a moment to tell her entire story and calm down, we told her we would be right there, to get it all cleaned up. Before we got off the phone, she asked if her once pristine, perfectly white carpet could be saved. We told her that we had the right equipment, the right cleaning products, and the right skills to take care of any problem.
We arrived at her home and there was a giant purple stain in the middle of the entry way. The kid had drank three glasses of grape soda and then had run around the yard, only to come back inside and vomit all over his mother’s white carpet. He was feeling much better by the time we got there, but his mother was on the brink of tears again. We told her not to worry and got to work.
After soaking the carpet with a special detergent designed to break down sugar and artificial dye, we used our best steam cleaner extraction machine to blast away what was left of the stain. By the time the woman came to check on us, we were just extracting what was left of the stain. She could hardly believe that we’d managed to get her carpet back to its pristine white state so quickly.
Do You Have a Carpet Cleaning Emergency? – Then What Should You Do?
If the stain is allowed to set for a long period, it will be more difficult to remove. Act as quickly as you can. Blot the stain with clean towels or paper towels, removing as much of the staining substance as possible. Do not scrub at the carpet—that will only spread the stain around and make it stick to more fibers. As you try to soak up the liquid, move from the outside of the stain towards the inside.
The most common stains we see is red wine stains. Use cold water, with a mild soap, to blot it up. Do not just pour the water onto the stain, however, as this will cause it to spread. Another handy trick is to add some cloudy ammonia. Blot the red wine stain and repeat until all the stain has gone. Finally, add water to neutralize the ammonia solution still in the carpet.
You don’t have to live with stains on your carpet, especially in emergency situations. If you have a carpet cleaning emergency, give us a call!